How to write and Publish Research Paper
This article will help you to write and publish your research paper. For Research Scholars doing Ph.D., it is mandatory to publish their research papers at international level journals. And Many of the students who will apply for further studies in technical courses will discover that relevant published research papers help during the admission process. So here we are giving some steps to follow while writing and publishing:
The first activity for publishing a technical paper is to figure out your specialized area of interest. Make sure you had carried out enough studies on basics of that problem. Then you have you to update yourself with the ongoing technical events in your preferred field. You can do this by
- i) Understanding and goggling a lot of technical papers. There are a lot of journals and IEEE papers floating around on the web.
- ii) Go to one or more conferences, listen carefully to the best talks, and find out what people are thinking about.
Once you are done with the above-mentioned steps, then you are fit for writing a paper.
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Read everything that might be related gives you the different perspective of the focus problem. But be selective too, for not getting too much deviated from your topic of interest. Getting used to simulation software is much useful for simulating your work. You can find a lot of time during the days and utilize those vacations & weekends days.>
A jump start
When you first start reading up on a new area, ask your fellow researcher what is the most useful magazines and conference proceedings are in your area and ask for a list of important papers that you should read. This activity will give you a jump start.
Crack the jargons and terms
One of among the tough nuts to crack is to understand the journal by others. The easiest way is to is by reading it several times. The more times you read the more will be understood you. Keep the Internet handy so that you can crack the jargons and terms, which you may find unfamiliar.
Write down your thoughts
Write down thoughts, interesting problems, possible solutions, random ideas, articles to look up, notes on papers you've read, outlines of papers to write, and interesting quotes. Read back through it periodically. Keeping a journal of your research activities and ideas is very useful.
Bits and pieces together
Now you can identify important open obstacles in your research field and also you will be very much aware of what you are doing and what you have to do. The more you go, you'll notice that the bits of random thoughts start to come together and form a pattern, which may be a bright enough for a good paper.
Simulation software easies
Please don't pick overly difficult topics; instead, identify a practical size problem. Gather the Mat lab files available on the Internet that is related to your topic and copy it for the claimed results. Please don't expect the Miles quickly available for a solution published in a paper. But you can make it on your own by altering and combining. Believe me, Matlab is a very easy tool! Once you are able to get the simulated outputs of your solution, you can carry on for making a paper out of it.
Nature of your work
The essence of your work can be diagnosed by analyzing below listed points. We can improve the maturity of the paper by improving these.
Significance: Why was this work done? Did you solve an important problem of current interest or is it an obscure or obsolete problem?
Originality/Novelty: Is your approach novel or is it tried-and-true? Did you need to develop new tools, either analytical or physical?
Completeness: Have you tested a wide range of scenarios, or is this just a simple proof-of-concept?
Correct: Is your solution technically sound or are there errors?
Consider improving the same.
Anatomy of Paper
Generally, a paper has seven sections and a maximum of four pages. They are
- Existing techniques,
- Your contribution,
- Results and
As a part of your paper publication, you can start documenting the 'existing techniques' from the scrap journal you did during the studies. Here you have to extract what all are the techniques existing as a solution for the particular problem and the pros and cons of those.
Next, document the 'introduction' about what is the topic and what you are going to do. Better to keep it short. Follows your contribution and the simulated results
- Describe the problem
- State your contributions
'Abstract' is one section you can work on in the last, as it has to cover the all the sections very briefly. Please note that Abstract makes the committee members decide whether or not to read your paper. Generally, four lines are sufficient for this.
- State the problem
- Say why it's an interesting problem
- Say what your solution achieves
- Say what follows from your solution.
Section by section
The divide-and-conquer strategy works on a day-to-day level as well. Instead of writing an entire paper, focus on the goal of writing a section, or outline. Remember, every task you complete gets you closer to finishing your paper.
Get a pre-review
Now your paper is ready. You can ask your peers or professors to review your paper. Next is to find the right place to publish it. You can start off with national level conferences, which often gets conducted in many universities. Then once you gain a level of confidence, you can proceed to international conferences and journals
Read the reviews carefully
This is very hard. Only a small proportion, 5 to 10 percent, are accepted the first time they are submitted, and usually, they are only accepted subject to revision. In fact, anything aside from simply "reject," Neal-Barnett reminds, is a positive review. These include:
* Accept: "Which almost nobody gets," she says.
* Accept with revision: "Just make some minor changes."
* Revise and resubmit: "They're still interested in you!"
* Reject and resubmit: Though not as good as revise and resubmit, "they still want the paper!"
Read every criticism as a positive suggestion for something you could explain more clearly.
After reading the review the first time put it aside. Come back to it later, reading the paper closely to decide whether the criticisms were valid and how you can address them. You will often find that reviewers make criticisms that are off-target because they misinterpreted some aspect of your paper. If so, don't let it get to you -- just rewrite that part of your paper more clearly so that the same misunderstanding won't happen again.It's frustrating to have a paper rejected because of a misunderstanding, but at least it's something you can fix. On the other hand, criticisms of the content of the paper may require more substantial revisions -- rethinking your ideas, running more tests, or redoing an analysis.
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