This article will help you to write and publish your research paper. For research Scholars pursuing Ph.D and have completed Ph.D., it is mandatory to publish their research papers in international journals who have ISSN No, (http://www.issn.org/understanding-the-issn/what-is-an-issn/). Also for many of the college students who will apply for further studies, published research papers help them during the admission process.
Why to publish a Research Paper?
Publishing a research paper in a journal allows you to reach to the world and further refine your ideas and research, also it helps other people in their studies. Academic journals are the most common place for scholars to publish their research. This article will help you to write and publish your research paper.
Read the papers already been published
It is said “Writing a research paper is intellectually rewriting”. You should read the research papers already been published, current questions and studies in your field. Search online for already published research papers and journal articles so you get better ideas for your paper. Ex: Click to view published research paper.
Choose a topic
Choose a topic that interests and challenge you and on which you can conduct a proper research.Your attitude towards the topic may well determine the amount of effort and enthusiasm you put into your research. You should also keep in mind, the audience that is going to read your research.
Gather the required information
After you select a topic, gather relevant information by surfing the internet and visiting libraries. You can conduct a survey or talk to your colleagues and guides to prepare your research paper. Note down the important points that you find.
Choose the publication
Every publication has its own audience and tone of writing. You may decide in which kind of journal your research paper would fit better. You can find the options available on the internet or you may ask your friends, colleagues and guide about the most popular journals in your field.
Prepare your manuscript
After you select the publication, you can prepare your manuscript as per its prescribed guidelines. The guidelines provide instructions about page layout, font size, font style, minimum number of words, etc. for the authors, for eg. http://ijellh.com/author-s-guideline/
A manuscript may include these topics:
Basically, an abstract comprises a one-paragraph summary of the whole paper. There are two basic types:
- An informative abstract extracts everything relevant from the paper, such as research objectives addressed, methods employed in solving the problems, results obtained and conclusions drawn. Such abstracts may serve as a highly aggregated substitute for the full paper.
- On the other hand, an indicative or descriptive abstract rather describes the content of the paper and may thus serve as an outline of what is presented in the paper. It is also not beneficial to use the exact phrases that appear later in the introduction.
The introduction serves the purpose of leading the reader from a general subject area to a particular field of research.The introduction should guide the reader to the current state of the art in the field and should allow the reader to understand the rest of the paper.
Embedding the own work in related literature is one of the essential parts of research writing. This is achieved by citing related work within the text and by listing all cited references at the end of the paper. Different publishers require different formats or styles for citing a paper in the text and for listing references. The most commonly used reference systems are variations of the following
- ‘Name and year’system. References are cited by their respective authors and the year of publication, e.g. “http://ijellh.com/papers/2015/April/01-01-17-April-2015.pdf” This system is very convenient for authors, as the citation does not have to be changed when adding or removing references from the list.
- Review your work
After you prepare your manuscript, you should review it to make it more clear and understandable. It is likely, you will find a few mistakes before the final submission. Reviewing your work will greatly increase your chances of being published.
- Submit your paper
Once you are satisfied that your manuscript meets all the requirements, submit it through proper channel. All the journals have their own process for paper submission. Some allow online submission and some prefer through hard copy.
- Be Positive
If your paper is rejected, don’t get upset. Keep trying. Study the critics carefully and make the necessary changes. Rewrite your paper and submit again. Even if you are ultimately rejected by your target publication, continue to re-write and submit it to other publications.