Welcome to Publishing a Journal Manuscript - the Groundwork

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Why publishing your work is important

Before you begin, it may be useful to remind yourself of why publishing your work is important. You might need to publish in order to graduate, get a job, or advance your career.

But first take a moment to think about two of the most important aims of scientists:

  • To add to the body of human knowledge
  • To help yourself and others understand the nature of the universe

You can’t accomplish these goals without publishing! After all, the main way that others learn about your work is through your published articles. If you don’t publish, other researchers can’t build on your work; it will be as if you never did the research.

In other words: Your research is NOT complete until it has been published.

 

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Peer Review and How to Deal With It

 

How to Respond to Peer Review

Publishing a Journal Manuscript - the Groundwork
Average course completion time: 55 minutes
Overview
AVERAGE MODULE COMPLETION TIME: 10 MIN
  • Why publish in English?
  • Why is good writing important?
  • What do journal editors want?
  • Starting your Scientific Career: A Multimedia Presentation
  • Types of journal manuscripts
  • Quiz
Before you Begin
AVERAGE MODULE COMPLETION TIME: 05 MIN
  • Identifying hot topics for research
  • Study design
  • Reference managers
  • Complete
Choosing a Journal
AVERAGE MODULE COMPLETION TIME: 20 MIN
  • How to Choose a Target Journal
  • Journal Selection: A Multimedia Presentation
  • Journal Selector
  • Quiz
Overcoming Language Barriers
AVERAGE MODULE COMPLETION TIME: 15 MIN
  • Concise Writing
  • Comparisons (between, among, like, with, than)
  • Proper Nouns
  • Quiz 1
  • Articles
  • Numerals and Units
  • Use of Respectively
  • Quiz 2
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Size (large, small, high, low)
  • Quiz 3
Publication Ethics
AVERAGE MODULE COMPLETION TIME: 05 MIN
  • Publication ethics
  • Quiz

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