Have you been working on your research for months or probably years? Thus, the best way to share your findings is to publish them in an international journal. Once you’ve written, checked several times and ready to submit your paper, you should understand the concept of publishing process.
The first thing you should do is to find out all details about the procedure in the journal you chose, as it may vary widely by different publishers. Usually each publisher has its own standards for paper size, templates, etc. Preparing your paper according to publisher’s templates will motivate editors to have a positive decision on your paper.
You certainly need to choose an appropriate title and abstract. Read as many titles and abstracts of the articles in your field as possible, especially those already published by the particular publisher, to get a better idea of what type is successful to be accepted for publication.
After submission, you will experience reviewing process of peers conducted by editors. Then you will have deal with the paper status, it`s description you may find on the publisher’s website in author’s guidelines. Our SciPress journals, for example, have such paper statuses as submitted, in review, revisions, revised, editorial, accepted/rejected, which can be tracked during the reviewing process in your account.
The most frequent questions about publishing process are charges for publication and time of the reviewing procedure. If the first is clear from the beginning, the second one leaves usually many doubts. So how much time is required to publish a paper? And who can answer it precisely, either publisher or editor? The truth is the exact time of publishing is unpredictable. Of course, it has some general time limits, but each case is unique, because each research paper is unique. To review your paper, an editor should find 1-3 reviewers, that means that the proposition of the reviewers must be much wider than the writers. So, prepare yourself to be patient about whole process of publication.
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