Paper Publication: A Careful and Meticulous Process

It is only through publications that your work gets known, and becomes popular in academia. When your aim is to publish during your Ph.D., you need to firstly decide whether you want to keep your publications closer to the title of your Ph.D. The way you structure out your thesis will determine how many publications you can extract out from the document. When you know your probable publications at the formative stage itself, you wouldn’t struggle for taking out content for creation of a publication from within the main thesis. If this isn’t your choice, you can simultaneously publish papers on side issues, which may not be the core part of your dissertation topic, but do interest you enough to publish on those themes. But here, you must ensure that you maintain balance between your publication topics and your thesis, which is very important.

Deciding of the most appropriate journals, in which the publication has to be done is another crucial decision. As a research scholar, you would be well aware of the different journals which are in your reach and fall under the umbrella of your subject. But it is important at this stage to meticulously read their editorial policies, so that you know there is an appropriate fit in the journal background, and your paper, and you are aware of their publication pre requisites and conventions. The moment you have decided on your paper for publication, the screening of the journals is extremely crucial. You must know the focused audience for the journals you are shortlisting because that would determine how you write your paper. It is more challenging to first write, and then fit it with the journal trend. You must follow the reverse style.

There are a few reasons because of which papers are not accepted for publication in journals, the first and primary reason is the wrong choice of journal, and the second reason is when some concrete objective or significance of study is lacking. You must ensure to mention a clear statement of fact for your research and it should be very specifically indicative of the significance of your findings. Make sure you adhere very strictly to the requirements of the journal, and take feedback from several ends on your work. Make a concrete review of literature that is short, clear, and precise. This would increase the chances of your paper getting accepted, and published without much fuss and delay.

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