Is it worth the effort to Publish Your Scientific Work In A Peer Reviewed Journal?

YES, It is!

That should be the clear answer in your mind despite being fully aware of the amount of effort required to achieve this goal. If you have a novel idea or research outcome you should publish your scientific work in a peer-reviewed journal because it helps you, your peers and colleagues and even the community as a whole.

Publish in Journal

To Publish is the Destiny of a Scientist

PUBLISH TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE

As children we are taught the merits of sharing and publication of our scientific work and ideas is the foundation of sharing of academic knowledge in the medical world. A research paper provides a progress in a specific medical area, but the work is not over until it is shared with the international scientific community; the importance of publications is highlighted by their central role in personal academic advancement as well as formulation of new diagnostic and treatment modalities and guidelines for the medical fraternity which translates into better health care services for the people.

The primary goal of publication is communication; a manuscript can be: the outcome of an experiment or research project (original research or re-analysis of other research), result from a comprehensive review of a subject matter or field (as in a review article), reviews of the literature in a specific area, among others.

Scientific journals represent the most vital means of disseminating research findings and usually they are specialized for different academic disciplines or sub-disciplines. The most prestigious and recognized scientific journals are more disseminated; there are consolidated groups like the “Journal Citation Reports” and the “Institute for Scientific Information” to measure the impact factor of a journal. They offer a systematic and objective evaluation of the world’s leading journals (based on quantifiable and statistical information). When these groups accept a journal, it receives the adjective of “indexed journal”.

Publish in A Medical Journal

Work, Finish, Publish

The major journals receive too many manuscripts; therefore, the review process for each manuscript is discerning (performed by demanding experts in each area) and they have higher rejection rates (almost 80-90%). Receiving more manuscripts means having more material to select from, which increases the likelihood to have the best papers in the area (these are often the most cited, receiving more recognition and reaching a higher impact factor). So, your paper needs to be among the top 10 to 20% to stand a chance of getting published.

Publishing in high impact journals generates a lot of benefits. Journal articles are a seal of approval. When a journal accepts an article for publication, the manuscript is receiving its total support. This approval lets the wider community know that the article is scientifically accurate and makes an important contribution to the existing knowledge (as judged by the journal and its associates).

PUBLISH TO IMPROVE YOUR ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Publication of articles in journals is considered as pre-requisite qualification for most of the academic jobs. Researchers who publish regularly advance without problems in their scientific careers and are recognized as experts in the field, resulting in the academic promotion of the researcher. This academic promotion makes it easier for the scientists to obtain scholarships and research projects (allowing them to investigate with a minimum of resources).

PUBLISH TO IMPROVE YOUR INSTITUTE’S REPUTATION

Another benefit occurs at the institutional level. The university or research center, where the research was carried out, also benefits by getting a higher ranking (which may lead to increased prestige and financial rewards) if they have a staff of researchers who regularly publish their articles in high impact journals.

Research publications do need a little time and effort but they benefit almost everyone. In an effort to further decrease the time and effort required, many publishers and support resources provide copyediting services and give recommendations in publishing articles so that you can achieve the goal of having a manuscript published.

Pub4Sure (Publish for Sure) is one of the best organizations offering this service. You can format your manuscript in universally accepted formats by using the easy to use templates. This helps to decrease the common errors in the paper, which will greatly increase the chances of a successful publication in an indexed journal.

The final touches made to a manuscript are far more important than most authors realize, especially because published papers that are well-written are more likely to be read, cited, and be welcomed. Pub4Sure has experts who can polish a manuscript (the buyer can select one or more of the Experts to improve his/her article) so the researcher obtains a flawless paper. The manuscript can be a research article, case report/case series, review article (meta/systematic analysis), thesis/dissertation, and a poster to be presented at a conference. In each manuscript formatting structure, there are templates with hints about what to write in each paragraph and what common mistakes to avoid.

If you have more reasons why one should publish their work, please feel free to share your opinion with us and others. Please comment below.

 

Authors

Mala Bhalla MD @ malabhalla@yahoo.co.in
Paige Shreffler RN @ www.mynursesnotes.com

 

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How to cite this article: Bhalla M, Shreffler P. (Nov 24, 2015). Why publish your scientific work in a peer reviewed journal? Retrieved from http://www.Pub4Sure.com/blog/ on [Month] [Day], [Year]

 

GUIDE ON HOW TO WRITE A RESEARCH ARTICLE

Also, read the following Articles that will help you write, organize and write an error-free manuscript that has high chances of getting accepted by the journal.

  1. TIPS ON WRITING A GOOD RESEARCH PAPER TITLE
  2. TIPS: HOW TO WRITE AN ABSTRACT FOR YOUR RESEARCH ARTICLE?
  3. TIPS TO WRITE THE INTRODUCTION FOR YOUR RESEARCH ARTICLE
  4. HOW TO WRITE THE METHODS SECTION OF A RESEARCH ARTICLE?
  5. HOW TO DRAFT THE RESULTS SECTION OF YOUR RESEARCH ARTICLE
  6. HOW TO WRITE THE DISCUSSION OF A RESEARCH ARTICLE?
  7. HOW TO WRITE REFERENCES IN YOUR RESEARCH ARTICLE
  8. HOW TO WRITE AN EFFECTIVE CASE REPORT FOR A JOURNAL?
  9. WHY PUBLISH YOUR SCIENTIFIC WORK IN A PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL?
  10. WHY IS YOUR RESEARCH PAPER REJECTED BY THE JOURNAL?

 

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