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Choosing the wrong journal may lead to fast rejection, delayed publication, and waste of time/resources. Targeting the best journal is a complex issue, compounded by the increasing numbers of journals and the emerging changes in the publishing landscape.
Choosing the right journal for our case study is a difficult task that even for experienced researchers when submitting a work to a journal. The goal of the course is to learn how to analyze and compare scientific journals and target the most appropriate for your work and for you.
The course is addressed to early-career researchers, PHD and Post-Doc in STEM disciplines and includes the following steps:
- Step 1: Prepare the manuscript
- Step 2: Define the type and scope of the manuscript
- Step 3: Define the type and scope of potential journals
- Step 4: Define subjective criteria or personal aims
- Step 5: Select a Journal
- Step 6: Activity about handling journal rejection
- References and Glossary
At the end of the course learners will be able to:
- find scientific journals by topic or discipline
- evaluate the quality of scientific journal
- acknowledge the news issues in research assessment practices
- acquire effective strategies
- acquire awareness about habits and behaviour in this field.
The total workload is about 30 hours.