How to layout a scientific article to get it published?

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How can a scientist arrange one's scientific article so that it is most certainly published in a journal that is included in the Scopus database, Web of Science, and others? Let us take a look at all the recommendations on this matter.

How to layout a scientific article to get it published?

After the research, the next and very important stage begins for each scientist – the preparation and layout of the article, taking into account all the requirements of the journal where the article is to be submitted. You need to understand that any publication is not the easiest and fastest process, so you should carefully prepare for the article to be successfully reviewed.

Writing and layout tips

1) Identify the purpose of your study. You investigate in a particular scientific area, studying the problems or contradictions that occur in it. Formulate a hypothesis and a task that you set for yourself.

2) Specify the research methods that you applied. Use several methods, then the study will be interesting and reliable.

Методы научного исследования

3) For references, information must be sought in scientific journals and books, where it had already been proofread and verified during peer review. It is important to indicate all the references that you cite in your study. Logically systematise the material of your research, which will deeply cover the subject matter and help you complete the objectives of the study.

4) The study must be original. The uniqueness of each article must be at least 85%. It is important to observe this so that your article is not rejected during the review procedure.

5) In the introduction, write down the relevance of the study, and in the conclusions – the results and assessment of the prospects for the development of the study.

Article structure

Initially, it is necessary to choose a certain structure of presentation. Most often, when submitting an article to international journals, the structure of the article according to the requirements of Scopus and/or Web of Science will be IMRAD. It is named after its main sections:

  • Introduction;
  • Methods;
  • Results;
  • Discussion.

The entire structure comprises the following sections: title, abstract of the article, keywords, introduction, methods, results, discussion, conclusions, list of references.

Our advice is to carefully check the journal's layout requirements and follow them.

The order of writing an article

Where to start the description of the research performed?

1. Start with the methods that you used during the research, then move on to the results, describing the data obtained in the course of the research.

2. Then start writing a discussion section where you explain what the results mean. It can be compared with research by other scientists.

3. If you have coped with this section, proceed to the introduction. It is when the entire picture has been outlined will it be easier to present the study as accurately as possible and describe the value and practicality of this research.

4. After this voluminous presentation, you can proceed to conclusions and abstract. In a few sentences, describe the essence of what you researcher. The main thing is to be laconic, so that, having read, for example, the abstract, your colleague would want to read the entire article, and, having familiarised oneself with the conclusions, they would understand the importance and practical significance of the article.

5. Finally, think over the title and keywords. Other scientists will use them to search for the article. They title and keywords should precisely reflect the research objective, the main thing is not to divert readers from the subject.

Layout of a scientific article in Scopus and/or Web of Science is a difficult, but at the same time creative stage in a scientist's activity. After the article has already been written, it must be proofread for mistakes. For this, many authors contact our company so that we can edit the article. If you also need our help, leave a request on our website, and we will contact you within a day.

As a reminder, we have recently released an article about the start of webinars on scientometrics from the Scientific and Educational Centre at Scientific Publications – Publ.Science.

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