Many researchers aim for publishing their research papers in high-impact journals. The journals with an impact factor of more than 5 or above 10 (varies according to the subject category) are considered high-impact journals. Researchers usually target publishing in high-impact factor journals as this will be helpful in obtaining scholarships, securing jobs, and recognition. Nowadays, researchers find it very challenging to publish in top research journals. But still one can follow the below tips which increase the chances of acceptance of the researchers:
Essential tips for Publishing in high impact factor journals
1. Selection of research problem
It is essential for a researcher to choose the right topic. Since it requires a lot of time to do research. A topic that he is thoroughly interested in should be chosen. One should always choose a research problem from areas that have been less researched. It gives the scope of high research. And the probability of discovering new things is high. Before choosing the right topic, it is important to discuss it. Discuss it with your guide, friends, or fellow scientists. So that they can help and guide a researcher in a proper way.
2. Presenting a solution
Writing a paper that solves a major problem is important. The researcher’s paper should describe the original work. It should not copy someone others work. This problem could be related to society. It should be a major one. This should be popular enough to make the solution famous. Famous as in to get published in popular papers, magazines, etc.
High-impact journals prefer those papers which provide a solution to one of the major problems in this society. Along with providing the solution, the paper should have a robust solution. A solution that could be used in multiple hierarchies and not restricted to a single method.
3. Designing the paper
The paper should be designed with accurate data supporting the research question. It should be written in an efficient way. The way that can be easily understood by the readers. It should have a proper introduction, research idea, solution, and conclusion. The researcher should focus on a single major problem throughout his paper. All the information regarding this problem should be presented. Its origin, history, cause, and solution.
Most of the papers begin with an abstract. An abstract is the first part of that the editor’s attention. So abstract should be written in a clear and precise way. It should cover all the major points of a research paper. It should be written according to the word limit specified by the journal. It should not be more than 250 words.
An introduction of the paper should explain the research idea in depth. It should contextualize previous research papers related to the topic. It should include the methodology that is going to be used while researching. The aim of doing the particular research and what solutions it can provide.
The methodology should include all the possible methods (Quantitative/Qualitative). The methods in which solutions to the research problem can be presented. The tools employed to arrive at a particular solution should also be included. Both advantages and disadvantages resulting from the solution should be included as well.
The conclusion should record all the results. The research solution is how it is going to be implemented on a larger scale. Its applications and future implications. It is essential to have a proper structure and format to have a research paper published in high-impact journals.
According to the instructions of the journal, a researcher should write references in the given format. These references should be arranged in a specific order. It can be numerical, alphabetical, etc. The citations and references should be done in a specified format. The researcher should cross-check content and references to see whether or not everything is listed. Excessive citations and references should be avoided. The references that are being listed must be related to the research paper. A slight mistake may result in plagiarism. Hence it is very important to cite and refer to properly.
Other important factors for publications in high-impact factor journals.
Inclusion of images
Figures and images are important parts of the research paper. They include findings of the research. Tables, figures, and images related to particular research should always be presented properly. They should be well-labeled. Only the required amount of figures should be added to the table. It makes the paper meaningful with figures supporting text.
Quality of content
The quality of data in a research paper should be unique. It should not have any spun, plagiarized, or rewritten content. The experiments should be carried out and no fake data should be filled in tables. The paper should contain results that are useful to others. The research paper will have more chance of acceptance if it has such results.
Selecting a journal suitable to the researcher’s work is important. These journals should be assessed and well-researched before we choose to publish them. After choosing a specific journal, a researcher should check if his paper is worthy. The research paper should be checked on the impact scale, novelty scale, and priority scale. High journals prefer those research papers that can make a huge difference to the specific field.
The research work is well appreciated by international peers. Only such work should be considered for being converted into paper. Such research papers have a high chance of getting published in high-impact journals.
The research paper has fewer chances of getting accepted at first-time submission. If the reviewers of the journal are satisfied with the paper they may send it for peer review. Only the journals of high-quality research work are considered for review. Once the reviewers go through the research paper thoroughly, they mark for some changes. The researcher is informed about the changes to be made.
The researcher should go through the specified changes properly. He should understand the mentioned changes before implementing them. It is necessary to take guidance from a guide, who already has experience in publishing in high-impact journals. After carefully doing corrections a researcher should submit his paper again. And the submission must be done before the deadline.
Thanks for reading the post on “important tips for publishing in high-impact factor journals“. We have described everything in this post starting from choosing the right research question to designing the paper and responding to journal reviewers with proper corrections. For publishing of research paper in a high-impact journal, a researcher should follow the above tips.
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Dr. Sunny is an Assistant Professor in higher education. He has completed his Ph.D. He has a depth of knowledge in the research field and in higher education.
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How can I submit my paper
Select a research journal, go to the official website of the journal and send your manuscript.