Zaid Abdi Alkareem Alyasseri
University of Kufa – ITRDC
» What is academic publication?
» Why, When, Where to publish?
» Structure of own paper
» Getting ideas?
» Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNS)
» Examples: Journal, Research reports, Academic
» There are specific ethics, specific procedures, specific
systems, specific guidelines, specific formats in
» Academic publication is always rigorous and
recognized by peers and experts.
Share and spread new knowledge and ideas
Improve existing knowledge and ideas
Recognize scholarship & work
Publish or Perish?
» 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?
Chapter in a book
An ISI journal
An ISI journal with an impact factor
Peer review by Editorial
Peer review by reviewer
GETTING IDEAS TO WRITE
AN ARTICLE THAT WILL BENEFIT READERS
» 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
» Introduction – current problems/situation
(newspapers, book chapters, book, bulletins)
» Literature Review – Meta analysis of previous
research, the matic analysis (journals)
» Methods – development of instrument, pilot
study, innovative methods (journal, book
» Discussion and Conclusion –
Recommendations, models, implications
(journal, book chapters, books, newspaper)
» Work-place related
» Very personal (interaction with others)
» Working with colleagues
» Working with organization
» Family and friends
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!
» 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!
» 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
» Have new perspectives on ‘old’ issues…
» Examine the journal
» What was published in the last 3 years? What
kind of study?
» What are the key areas of research that were
» Is my research relevant to the journal?
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?
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» 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
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» 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.
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