Support of scientific publication. Cycle from writing to publication

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The publication of an article in international databases has become an important necessity in the research activity of every modern scientist. It increases an author's rating and opens up new opportunities in his work. Despite all the advantages, a process of publication is a rather complicated and long. It takes a lot of a scientist's time that he can spend on his research, scientific conferences, communication with colleagues or personal affairs. To solve this problem, many authors turn to professional companies that provide services for the full support of an article which implies the support of the entire process of publication by specialists of the organization. A consultant of the company is constantly in touch with an scientist, and he informs him about all the stages of preparation and revision of the research. He supervisors a project from the beginning to the very decision of the editorial board.

The main stages of article support

Stage 1

Choice of a journal for publication

The choice of a periodical is always an important and painstaking stage when it comes to the publication of a research work in the world databases like Scopus and Web of Science. The journals indexed by database data are always high-rated periodicals. When deciding to be published in them, one should be ready for increased requirements for a peer review which are quite difficult to comply with without the help of professional companies engaged in research and publication activities. It is very difficult to get in the journals of Scopus and Web of Science, but publications in these databases open up new opportunities for every scientist, help obtain titles and reach career heights. The second point, which is related to the choice of a periodical, is that the journals should match best the subject of the research, have a good reputation and comply with all the rules of a peer review. This point has some obstacles as, unfortunately, there are journals-predators which do not adhere to publication ethics and work only to make money. One of the main characteristics of a "predator" are the absence of a peer review, fee for the issue and the increased emphasis on the formatting of an article than on its internal content. It should be noted that such databases as Scopus and Web of Science constantly remove such periodicals from their lists. To avoid becoming a victim of fraud, the specialists in negotiations with the journals very carefully choose a periodical for publication. Also, companies always have reliable partner journals which proved their authority and reputation by their long-term cooperation.

Stage 2 

Academic translation of an article

 Every article submitted for the publication should be competently translated into academic English by a professional translator who has a narrow specialization on the topic of a publication. After that, the best solution will be the material's proofreading by a native speaker who completes the translation stage. It goes without saying you can try to do a translation on your own, if you have confidence in your knowledge. But, as practice shows, it is better to turn to a professional translator who is engaged in the translation of research articles and he has necessary experience and skills. Poor translation can be the reason that will serve to a refusal of the publication and you will have to spend a lot of effort to prepare or revise a scientific publication for resubmission for a peer review. Admit that it will be very unpleasant to hear a refusal after so much effort.

Stage 3

​​​​​​​ Editing and formatting of a research work

All scientific journals indexed by Scopus and Web of Science have very serious requirements for the formatting and content of a research work. It takes a lot of time and effort for figuring out all this. But it is possible! Let's start from the beginning. First of all, a work should be proofread for the content and correspondence to the topic and all mistakes should be edited. And it would be good it was done by a professional editor because when a scientist writes a work, he is so immersed in it that he can not notice inaccuracies or mistakes. "The eye is blurred" and there is needed a fresh and, what is important, professional view.

What criteria should be followed when formatting a work that it should pass a peer review?

- a work is written in a plain language;

- it is useful and interesting for the scientific community and has innovative ideas;

- the material is translated into academic English;

- abstract is prepared correctly and there are the key words;

- data in a work is accurate, correct structure of the text which meets all the standards of the database;

- no spelling or stylistic mistakes;

- all requirements of the journal are taken into account;

- bibliographic list is formatted correctly, according to the formatting style of the APA 6th edition.

Stage 4

Verification of text uniqueness

 Another important process that plays a huge role in the consideration of a work is the  uniqueness of the text. Editors are very strict about plagiarism in research. Very often, because of it, a work can be returned without the possibility to resubmit it for a peer review. The specialists check the originality of the text with the help of special software as well as they can also increase the uniqueness, if necessary. This will raise the chances of a positive peer review. The editorial stage is one of the most difficult stages on which much depends. That is why one should be very serious about it.

Stage 5 

Work with a journal

After the process of searching for journals, translation,  formatting and editing of an article is completed, there comes the most exciting moment, namely, sending a work to the editorial boards of the journals for consideration. This period includes communication with publishing houses and correspondence with the editors as well as work with objections, if any. After that there comes a stage of a peer review by independent experts who work in the same topic as an author. Each journal has its own period. If these are the periodicals included in Scopus, it is necessary to expect from 3 to 5 months. In Web of Science, a peer review process can take up to a year. It happens that a work can be returned for revision, then one should make all the changes and resubmit it for a peer review, after which there is a final proofreading. If a work is approved and edited, the company's specialists send statistics on an article's indexing  which is the last step in the support of a scientist's publication.

One of these companies, which is engaged in support and publication of research works in Scopus and the WoS is Scientific Publications–Publ.Science Company. A team of specialists who have the experience of cooperation with scientists from around the world. The aim of their work is the successful publications of customers. With the help of this company's services, an article guaranteedly becomes a part of the journal included in Scopus  or Web of Science. They can always be turned to for the consultation which will mark the beginning of a successful cooperation in the form of support of a scientific research

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