5 Reasons why the publication in the co-authorship cannot be fast

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The publication of research articles in the co-authorship implies a lot of benefits to every scientist and it means the joint work of several authors on a single scientific research. Such kind of cooperation helps actively publish and develop one's experimental activity. The maximum number of scientists in the co-authorship is up to 5 people.


Sometimes it is important for researchers that their article should be published in a short time, in connection with the scientific requirements and the publication plan, so many of our clients come to us with the question if it is possible to accelerate the process of an article's publication in the co-authorship? We have prepared the information material in which we will reveal the reasons that affect the speed of the article in the co-authorship in journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science.  


Reason 1

Difficulty of finding other scientists who conduct the research in the same or related topics

An author has a research paper, but does not have the entire amount of money to publish an individual manuscript, then he thinks about cooperation with the other scientists, adressing to us for help, and our specialists begin their search for a organising a joint publication. This helps in distributing the cost of publishing fees between several people and ease the financial burden.


In many countries, there is grant support for scientific activity, but it requires of a scientist the very in-depth research and exact compliance with the topic which the money is allocated for. So, the authors increasingly resort to a joint publication to continue their research path, despite the circumstances.


The team of authors can be formed for a month, and the project is immediately launched, but it happens that it is very difficult to find researchers who work on the same topic as the author, then the search can be delayed for a long period of time.


To solve this issue, the client database developed over the years is used, an active correspondence with scientists are carried out, the e-mail newsletter with collaboration offer is sent, as well as the individual negotiations with the authors who actively publicate their projects are carried out the aim of which is to provide them new opportunities for cooperation and publications.


After all the previous stages are completed and the co-authors are found, a standard process of editing a paper and its translation, negotiations with journals and material submission for a peer review starts. And then the timing of publication, at large, aligns and coincides with the usual period of publication in journals included in Scopus or Web of Science.


Reason 2

Writing or revision of the research material is required

If the team of  authors for publication is formed, but they do not have an article or there are only developments, then our specialists provide assistance in writing or revising the material. This implies a full cycle of work on the project and takes more time than if there was already a ready article and it required only edits, translation and proofreading for submission to the journal.


Reason 3

Informing all the authors about the status of the project

The article project in the co-authorship as well as an individual publication is worked on by the following employees of the company (client manager, editor, translator, specialist in negotiations with journals, project manager and the others).


A client manager is constantly in touch with the authors, and it is through him the communication with each scientist takes place. He notifies them about the way their publications are coming along, at what stage of work it is and so on, and it takes much more time than correspondence with one scientist.


Reason 4

Gathering feedback from the researchers

After complete revising and preparation of the article for publication, before a peer review, the client manager sends the paper to all scientists that they could aquiant themselves with it and to the main author for approval. This is also an important point that takes time to gather all the feedback from researchers.


Reason 5

Making corrections after a peer review

After the article is sent for a peer review, it is thoroughly checked by experts. Peer reviewers can have some comments or wishes to clarify the data, provide a figure of better quality and so on, then the client manager contacts the scientists with a request to make expert corrections. But if the corrections concern not only one author, but all of them, the process of revision is delayed because not all scientists quickly give feedback, some of them do not check their e-mails, therefore, they do not see our request for correction. If the answer is delayed, our employees do everything possible to get in touch with the scientist and solve these issues as soon as possible.


After the corrections are made, the researchers send the corrected material to the client manager who redirects it to our editors, and from there the corrected paper is sent back to the editorial board for reconsideration. This cycle requires patience, time and concentration for competent revision of an article, compliance with all standards of the journal, in order to avoid repeated series of corrections.  


The publication of one author or the work in the co-authorship or is always a complex and multi-step process. It requires a lot of responsible steps of the company's professionals and scientists who are in the same chain. Trying to accelerate the publication or ''jump over'' some stages, you can break the established and built over the years the scheme of the publication project. So, best of all is to act calmly and confidently, entrusting your labour to specialists, and then it will be the key to the stable development of scientific activity of each scientist who addresses to Scientific Publications–Publ.Science Company.


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