Things to consider before publishing

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Things to consider before publishing. Sari Lindblom-Ylnne Professor, University of Helsinki President of EARLI. Determine if you are ready to publish. You should consider publishing if you have information that advances understanding in a certain academic field. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Things to consider before publishing

Things to consider before publishingSari Lindblom-YlnneProfessor, University of HelsinkiPresident of EARLIDetermine if you are ready to publishThis could be in the form of:Presenting new, original results or methodsRationalizing, refining, or reinterpreting published resultsReviewing or summarizing a particular subject or field

2If you are ready to publish, a strong manuscript is what is needed nextYou should consider publishing if you have information that advances understanding in a certain academic field2You should consider NOT publishing yet if:Your report is of no scientific interestThe work is out of dateYou would be duplicating previously published workYour conclusions are incorrect/not acceptable

A STRONG manuscript is crucial in order to present your contributions to the scientific community

What is a strong manuscript?Has a clear, useful, and exciting message

Presented and constructed in a logical manner

Reviewers and editors can grasp the academic significance easily

3Editors and reviewers are all busy academics make things easy to save their time and do not use them as extra supervisors3The scientific message must be clear, useful, and excitingThe authors messages must be presented and constructed in a logical manner. The reader should arrive at the same conclusions as the author. The format chosen should best showcase the authors material.Readers, reviewers, and editors should be able to easily grasp the scientific significance of the research

Editors, reviewers and readers all want to save time and not waste it.You should consider NOT publishing yet if:

your report is of no scientific interest the work is out of date you would be duplicating previously published work your conclusions are incorrect/not acceptableWhat steps do I need to take before I write my paper?Determine if you are ready to publish

Decide on the type of manuscript

Choose the target journal

Check the Guide for Authors55Determine if you are ready to publish your work by analyzing the significance of your achievementsDecide on the best type of manuscript: conference paper, full article, review paperChoose the target journal that is appropriate and has the right level audience and prestige for your level of workCheck the Guide for Authors for your target journal and get details for the manuscript preparation.