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How to write and publish good paper

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How to write and publish good paper

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How to write and publish good paper

  1. 1. Zaid Abdi Alkareem Alyasseri University of Kufa – ITRDC 18-2-2014
  2. 2. » What is academic publication? » Why, When, Where to publish? » Structure of own paper » Getting ideas? » Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNS)
  3. 3. » Examples: Journal, Research reports, Academic books, Proceedings..etc » There are specific ethics, specific procedures, specific systems, specific guidelines, specific formats in academic publication » Academic publication is always rigorous and recognized by peers and experts.
  4. 4. Share and spread new knowledge and ideas Improve existing knowledge and ideas Recognize scholarship & work Establish expertise For promotion Publish or Perish? For self-satisfaction
  5. 5. » Before Research? » After Research? » During Research? » After completion of PhD or Masters? » When can you publish and be recognized as an expert in that field?
  6. 6.  Conference proceeding  Chapter in a book  National journal  International journal  An ISI journal  An ISI journal with an impact factor
  7. 7. Planning Outlining Drafting Formatting Submitting Editing Writing Peer review by Editorial Peer review by reviewer Revision GETTING IDEAS TO WRITE AN ARTICLE THAT WILL BENEFIT READERS
  8. 8. » Listen to plenary and keynotes with a critical mind – these are current issues » Attend sessions similar to your research and understand how your research is similar or different; and what can you learn from them » Journals tend to publish articles that are current in terms of knowledge
  9. 9. » Introduction – current problems/situation (newspapers, book chapters, book, bulletins) » Literature Review – Meta analysis of previous research, the matic analysis (journals)
  10. 10. » Methods – development of instrument, pilot study, innovative methods (journal, book chapters) » Discussion and Conclusion – Recommendations, models, implications (journal, book chapters, books, newspaper)
  11. 11. » Work-place related » Very personal (interaction with others) » Working with colleagues » Working with organization » Family and friends
  12. 12. Newspapers – look for controversial issues; examine, investigate (true, false?) Journal publication – look at the Conclusion. What does the author say about future research? What is missing or lacking from previous research?  Identifying the gap and filling in the gap is IMPORTANT in journal publication!
  13. 13. » What is happening around you, own country, other countries in terms of your field? What is current? » What conclusions can I make from the observations of the current situations? What can I learn and apply? » What is missing or lacking? Identifying the gap and filling in the gap is IMPORTANT in journal publication!
  14. 14. » Failed research and publication attempt could also be a source of publication. Learn from what had gone wrong » Suggest new ways instead of just looking at the problems. » Have new perspectives on ‘old’ issues…
  15. 15. » Examine the journal » What was published in the last 3 years? What kind of study? » What are the key areas of research that were given priority? » Is my research relevant to the journal?
  16. 16. Do research! Find out more of the journal. Who is the editor? What kind of academic he/she is? What kind of research or publication he/she has done? What are the aims, objectives and scope of the journal? http://www.springer.com/computer/image+processing/journal/11263# 3/7/2014 21 7 August 2010
  17. 17. » Write to editor and seek clarification if a proposed title will be considered for publication - title and abstract. » Who is the audience? What kind of readership? What are the types of articles published in the journal during the current editor? 3/7/2014 22 7 August 2010
  18. 18. » Use theories, methodologies, findings, suggestions and recommendations from articles published recently in the journal » Pay attention to journal requirement details and format - referencing, number of words, reference to author in article, table and figures in text etc. 3/7/2014 23 7 August 2010
  19. 19. Article Author
  20. 20. https://uokufa.academia.edu/ZaidAlyasseri https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Zaid_Alyasseri2/?ev=hdr_xprf http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=120634080&trk=nav_responsive_ta b_profile_pic 26
  21. 21. http://www.conferencealerts.com/ https://www.researchgate.net/ https://uokufa.academia.edu https://www.linkedin.com/ http://scholar.google.com/
  22. 22. What are the social networking sites that you are joint ? 9% Facebook 16% 38% Youtube Academia.edu Researchgate.net Twitter Google+ 13% LinkedIn 4% 4% 28 16%
  23. 23. Question & Answer

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