Which journal article to publish?
Journals can be categorized from a different point of view, but the division below is a functional segmentation from the point of view of the selection policy for the most appropriate journal to submit an article.
Accordingly, we can divide the journals (of course, valid and good, otherwise, into invalid or fake journals) into the following two categories: (It should be noted that this nomenclature is used merely for the convenience of describing the journals. I’m not the standard name.) First part: Leading science production journals.
Second Category: Scientific Journals. Below are the different points of the two above mentioned categories:
A. Type of published articles:
The first group journals only publish new research results that have added a sentence to science and avoid any other article. These journals are full of the results of Ph.D. students’ research findings. And post-doc courses, meta-analyzes, review articles by world renowned academics and Nobel Prize winners, and other prestigious awards, articles on the content of inventions and discovering new techniques, experimental studies, and Cohort studies (not all of the Experminental studies and Cohort).
Case-specific articles also have a chance to publish in these journals only if they are a rare and interesting case.
However, the second group’s journals do not disturb any type of article that is typologically structured, and its research is also based on robustness and its findings are Valid and Reliable. Even many papers from graduate and postgraduate students’ research are also included in these papers and will not be available to the first group journals.
Unlike the first group’s journals, these journals accept overview articles from strangers and even students. These journals are less stringent than the first-generation journals in the publication of educational articles, short review articles, case reports and other types of articles.
B. role in reference books:
Obviously, the reference books and the text book also refer to the findings of the first group journals in their subsequent editions, and the possibility of referring to the findings within the journals of the second group is less than reference books, although not zero.
C. Impact Factor:
A very important point to note in the IMF factor of these journals is that the impact factor is only worthwhile for the first group of journals, which is a good measure for comparing the validity of the journals in that group. While second-generation journals are principally journals that are less likely to be referenced to their articles, and therefore even if these journals are indexed in ISI and then listed in the Journal Citation Report (JCR of the ISI) for which Impact Factor It is basically not an appropriate measure to compare the validity of these journals because these journals are full of educational articles, review articles, and other articles that do not specifically refer to new findings, and therefore the likelihood that other researchers in Writing articles to articles in this group of journals is cited They are much less of their referral.
Therefore, second-party journals may have low-impact implications or are not indexed at all in the ISI, but they are also validated journals. I would point out to the ISI point that the ISI is just one of the indexing institutions of science and is not the only institution.
Of course, among different systems, it is more reliable than the rest, but many validated journals, even in the category of journals in the first group, have not even entered the ISI list, and in order to measure the validity of a journal, they should be practical in a set of several The fact that the indexing of a journal in the ISI or other databases such as Pabdom and Scopus and … is just one of these factors. Unfortunately, due to the existence of the ISI in Iran and other developing countries, these other factors are usually To be forgotten.
The first part of the journals in the first group consist mainly of undergraduate and postgraduate students and other researchers who are conducting research. In other words, the readers of this group of journals are all researcher and read the journals in order to review the resources and to refer to those journals in their articles. These journals are commonly found in specialized university libraries and are less visible on public shelves.
But the readers of the second-generation journals are mostly those who are professionally and professionally in need of up-to-date information and are not bothered to read articles on basic research because they do not need it. For example, a doctor who has not graduated for a few years will not go and share his specialty specialist journal that publishes sophisticated techniques and wholly basic issues. On the contrary, this specialist likes to read second-generation journals, many of which are educational and reminders of common and professional points.
E. Number of journals:
The first group journals are very few and very few journals in each discipline. Specialists and students of each discipline usually can not count more than 10 or 20 of these journals in their field.
Even among these, some of the journals have a fixed and unattainable position in terms of impact factors and other criteria for validating these journals as compared to other journals in the same group, and the publication of an article by a professor or student throughout his life in one of these journals is always synonymous With prestige of science and work and credibility and a position that many colleagues did not manage to do. The publication of even an article by a researcher throughout his life in one of these journals is a dream that is often unattainable.
But the journals in the second group are several times the size of the first-generation journals, and it’s almost easy to list more than 100 journals from this group for each discipline.
f. Which journals are inside Iran?
The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Higher Education have divided the journals published by universities in different countries into two scientific-research and scientific-promotional groups. One of the main criteria for this categorization is the ratio and number of original articles to all articles published in the journals.
However, according to some scholars, all of these journals, whether they are research scholars or those who are scholarly advocates, are among the second-generation journals, and the country does not even have a journals of the first-generation journals.
Not only our country, but also almost none of the developing countries has a first-class journal, and all of the first-ever journals are affiliated with international and international scholarships in every discipline that are based in the United States or some European countries Like in the UK.
As I have already mentioned, the back of the page is often the first-generation journal of the internationally renowned international organizations. These journals are sometimes published specifically by the same organizations (such as the JAMA Journals in the United States), and sometimes also in the leading publishers group, and they can be found on the list of collections, such as the Nature Publishing Group (NPG and Taylor and Francis T & F) and Oxford Journals, as well as part of (and not all) journals listed in collections such as Wiley Interscience, Sciencedirect, and Springer. Many of these journals also include reputable universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, And … are located.
Secondly, nearly half of them have academic backing (like Iran’s research journals), and some are also published by professional and newly released publishers.
Frequently Asked Questions in Selecting a Journal for Publishing Articles:
Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about choosing the appropriate journal and its answers. The following questions may exist in the minds of any student or faculty member and it needs to be explained that the answers provided to these FAQs are based only on the personal experiences of the author.
I am a MS Student. I have written an article on the results of my thesis. Where to send it?
Answer: If your research is not an invention or a discovery or a completely new idea and hypothesis, do not miss yourself and do not waste your time surfing and correspondence with the first group’s journals. Choose one of the journals in the second group. The same second-generation journals have their own rankings and are hard and easy. Choose the most from one of their most prestigious ones and try their luck, or go straight to the most easy-to-access journals in this group.
PhD PhD student. Where do I publish my Ph.D. article from the research findings?
A: Typically, research titles for PhD theses are of a kind that refers to a new hypothesis, and its findings increase the sentence to science in the relevant field. My recommendation is to be sure to try your luck on one or two of the first group journals. To select the same journal, consult with your experienced person or your professor (if you have good experience in publishing) to select the highest possible journal that is likely to accept your article.
Do not think too ideally, and do not be depressed if your article fails. Publishing an article by a PhD student in the second group’s journals is also quite acceptable. It’s just that the second group’s journals may easily reject your article.
I’m a university professor and I have done a lot of research on X, most of them conducted by my PhD or my undergraduate students. I have written an article on review article. Which journal to send it to?
A: The solution I propose to you is exactly the same as the one I proposed for the previous question. You will test your luck in one of the Top and First Episodes. It is best to choose a list of the level of rigor and validity of a number of journals related to your specialty field (for example, the top five to the top of the journal) and start with a specific program from the first journal and go down to the best journal that may be the article. Do not miss your acceptance. To publish this article, perhaps a year or more of this journal to go to this journal or more, but do not get tired. And as soon as the first journal has rejected your article within two days after receiving it, it’s not depressed and do not submit your article to a local journal. . Of course, you are realistic, and I do not know the researcher in Iran who has published a review article in one of the journal’s or at the level of the Nature group. If you know the friends of one of the researchers in the country who have succeeded to publish an article in one of the above 20-factor hyperlinks as the first author, be sure to let me know.
I am a veteran researcher who has done a meta-analysis research or has a theory. Where do I publish the article?
Answer: Be sure to test your chance at the highest journals in the field. Be careful not to steal research or theory results before they are published.
I am a PhD student in Heart Surgery. Recently, I devised a new technique for treating a specific type of heart disease and tested it on a number of patients. Where do I publish the results of this research?
Answer: Be sure to send your article first to the highest journals in your field. In short, go and find the latest breaking newsletter for cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and post your article there. Before you do this, make sure that you fully comply with the whole structure of the article. If your peer-to-peer (or probably the same) Xperimiental has already registered it on the registry trailer sites. Documentation related to the ethics of research, including the formal written form of the University’s Ethics Research Committee and its official translation, the official information leaflet for recipients of the new treatment, and the Consent form, must be officially translated into English and annexed to the full version of the article. In writing the interdaccading section of your article, especially in the Statement of problem section, and also refer to Gap in Knowledge. Write the article Interdocument section very well.
Point out the methodology section in which the technique is used to write very regular and accurate. Be careful when preparing the side files to send the article to the Journals and prepare the Authorship forms forms and the special research grant form (if the journal asks for it) carefully and accurately.
Write the discovery section of the article very eloquently. Make sure you pay attention to one or two sentences written from the beginning to the end of the article, and nothing is extra, and anything else is worth mentioning.
And be sure to post the article to the English Editor to re-write your article and correct all sentences.
If you have followed the above steps well, and if your plan has been statistically well-analyzed and use the appropriate techniques of Multivariate Statistics, in particular to control the confused variables, there’s no reason that even a journal with Impedance A factor of over 50, such as the New England Journal of Medicine, does not welcome your article, a new discovery and technique in medicine.
I am a PhD student in skin diseases. We found that X drug, a global standard drug for the treatment of this disease, does not affect the patients in our city who are referring to the disease. We have been researching this story, which resulted in the writing of my doctoral dissertation and I wrote an article from within it. Where do I send this article?
Answer: Test your chances in one of the lowest journals in the first group. Go to the second group if you do not get the result. It’s likely that your article will not be published in one of the first group journals, although you have found important findings in your research.
I am a graduate of the Department of Microbiology. To apply for a PhD in a foreign country, I need to have a number of articles in my resume that will increase the chance of admitting. what should I do?
Answer: You must submit at least one original article and send it to one of the journals in the second group from the original research results of your master’s thesis. Simultaneously, write one or two overview articles in a centralized branch of your field where you have mastered the field and you have done a fuller review of resources or it is possible for you to do this. Get two brief overviews on this route and send two journals to the second group journals. Of the journals in the second group, you should probably try to select the easiest journals and do not waste your time on stricter journals in the second group journals.
I am a graduate or a fourth year undergraduate (bachelor) student. I want to publish a paper. what should I do?
A: You can write a short essay lesson in the subject you are interested in if you have already participated in the writing workshops. Send this short article to one of the easiest journals in the second group. If you do not know how to write articles, avoid doing this and spend your time studying the books of the research method and writing method, and if you find the ability to write a short essay article in the way you mentioned in the previous section. In this case, the purpose of writing the article by you is only that there is an incentive for future scientific advances and the publication of a short educational article has led to some of its scientific abilities and capabilities Especially in the field of scientific writing and encouragement for your future. Even this article may increase your chances of admitting to postgraduate degrees at overseas universities.
It is also suggested that you submit your article to a trusted conference. It is worth noting that the writing mechanism of the conference papers is slightly different from the journal. If you do not succeed in accepting your article in a trusted indoor courtesy, test other conferences.
What should be done to increase the chances of accepting an article in the best journal?
Answer: Firstly, put your article to one of your colleagues to review and criticize both the methodology and the editorial structure of the academic articles, and make the necessary modifications to it. Studying your article by a colleague or a professional critique usually means that your essay will be significantly changed and your academic structure will be avoided and prevented from structural errors that may be caused by your review by the editor of the journal. Slowly
Second, write your own article in Persian if you do not speak English. Then compare the English equivalent of the specialized words related to your terminology in parentheses in front of each word or any term that the translator (Persian to English translator) can choose the best and most suitable words when translating the text. Ask the interpreter to refrain from translating literally and understand the meaning of a sentence first, and then, using his own vocabulary, he will attempt to write that sentence in English and do not translate words only from Persian into English, in which case the result of the work It gets very bad.
However, what article you have translated as an official jury or a Persian-speaking person who has a PhD in English, and whether you yourself have written the article from the beginning of English, you must submit the article to an English-language editor. Most of the articles sent to the editor are usually subject to dozens of grammatical errors, punctuation and misuse of words, and some sentences are essentially rewritten. In this case, the article has become better.
Fourth, according to the journals, prepare the necessary attachments and, in particular, to cover the Cover Letter and the Standard Title Page. The first thing a journalist reads from your article is the cover of your lantern. Write a cover letter very classically and not be so that the editor of the study is the same as a paragraph in your lighter cover, which deals with a writer. Be sure to ask an experienced person to write a good cover for your article. In the Cover Letter and Title page, pay attention to all the items the Journal has asked you to mention.
Fifth, in the Abstract article, spend the most attention and obsession. The first thing that the editor and reviewers of journals look at is a summary of your article (after the title of the article).
Sixth and lastly, do not make mistakes in selecting the appropriate journal and the level with your article. Do not look too idealistic about the subject and do not expect your first article to be published in the best journal. But try to post your article to the best journal that may accept that article, given the information and guidance of colleagues and those who are experienced in this field. Make better use of the experience of those who have already been driving along the stony road, and their car is flattened, and the car has been blown away and has been off the road for good health.