Getting your research published in a scholarly journal involves:
The following advice and tips for publishing in academic research journals are adopted from Taylor and Francis Author Services.
See also Tips for Academic Publishing
When you have found the most suitable journal for submission, read through the instructions for authors carefully. Each journal has its own specific publishing standards and ethics which can be found on the journal's web page.
Now, you are ready to submit your manuscript to the publisher.
After submitting your manuscript, the editor will assess your work and decides whether to send it for peer review.
Peer review allows an author’s research to be evaluated and commented upon by independent subject experts, and it can take different forms depending on the preference of the journal.
Reviewers will then make a recommendation to the editor to accept, accept with revisions or reject your article.
If your paper gets accepted with revision, address all points raised by the editor and reviewers. Provide a polite rebuttal to any comments you disagree with. Remember, your reviewer is probably a highly knowledgeable subject expert. If their comment is incorrect, it is likely because they misunderstood your manuscript, indicating that you should make your point or statement clear.
Once your manuscript has been accepted, the editor will send your article to the production editor. You will also be informed that your manuscript is available for proofreading.
Because this is the final check before your article is ready for publishing, make sure you check the proofs against the original text for accuracy (e.g. spelling, punctuation, complete citation, etc) and also check all the author affiliations.
How to promote your paper to potential readers after publication?
Social media, personal blog, or web page, department website can help enhance the visibility of your article. Besides LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Weibo, there is increasing use of social communities such as MyNetResearch. See 10 Ways to Increase Usage and Citation of your Article Using Social Media
Post your article to an open access institutional (HKUST Institutional Repository - HKUST IR) or subject repositories such as arXiv, PubMed Central, or PLOS ONE to reach out to more readers. Advantages of the HKUST IR:
Visit Scholarly Communications for more information about HKUST IR and OA.
|Make your name unique, e.g., include middle Initials||Chan, P.C.H.|
|Publish under a Consistent Name||
E.g., Use Chan, P.C.H in all your papers
Don't use variants of your name in different publications
|Register a unique ID or profile||Web of Science - Research ID,
Google Scholar Citations
A unique ID can help avoid name ambiguity, it can be used to track the impact of your research publications to improve citation accuracy and quality.
|Full Address for affiliation - add HKUST and department||Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Department of Economics, Hong Kong, Peoples Republic of China|
|Upload your papers to open access repositories such as the HKUST Institution Repository or arXiv.org||Will be harvested by search engines such as Google Scholar and be included in their citation counts|
|Request Corrections||Inform Web of Science and Scopus for errors in affiliations, name, publications and citations.|