Stages of work at a scientific article: from A to Z

Stages of work at a scientific article: from A to Z

Stages of work at a scientific article: from A to Z

Did you have a question: "Why is it necessary to ask for help in the company, if it is possible to be published on one's own?»    One can engage in editing, translation, article's formatting, search of a journal for publication and directly cooperate with publishing houses, communicating with their representatives in English. But this process requires huge effort and a lot of time, especially, when you are published for the first time.   A successful result is not guaranteed.   And the necessity to rework an article on which you spent so much effort and energy leads to disappointment and further refusal of the publication. Do you want your work to go unnoticed?Agree, it is much easier when professionals do their work, and you calmly continue to engage in research and eventually you are satisfied with the result.


We decided to tell you what the employees of Scientific Publications-Publ.Science Company are engaged in, namely, what way an article goes from the moment we receive it to the final stage - a publication in the journal of such databases as Scopus, Web of Science, the HAC, etc. 


There are 6 stages of work at the article:

  • Work with text;
  • Academic translation;
  • Verification for uniqueness (plagiarism)
  • Editing and formatting;
  • Choice of journal and submission of article;
  • Peer review;


The first stage is work with text.   If necessary, our specialists can finalize your article. The stage of editing lasts from 1 to 4 months and it is not less important as the other stages.


The next step is an academic translation.Are you good at English? Do not rush to refuse this service. Think whether you will be able to take into account all the specific nuances of the terminology of your research work or it is worth using the help of professionals to reduce the risk of failure. The process of academic translation into English is carried out in two steps: a specialist in your discipline does a translation, and proofreading is carried out by a native speaker. This stage lasts from 1 to 4 months.


Then, with the help special programs, the text is verified for plagiarism. But these programs are also subject to the risk of errors and even taking into account conscientious writing an article by an author and high-quality translation there is a probability that periodicals will not publish it. The company fights against such injustice, providing services of the analysis of text uniqueness and determination of correctness of formatting absolutely free of charge – it is worth sending only the materials for audit.


One of the most important stages is formatting, as an incorrectly formatted article significantly reduces the chances of its acceptance to the journal. It takes from 1 to 2 weeks. 


There are different examples of what an article should look like when submitting for publication. Everybody knows the basic structure of the IMRAD (Introduction, Methods, Results, and Discussion). But every journal has its own subtleties. During the work's period we have studied certain nuances, knowing which, we will help publish in the desired journal of Scopus or Web of Science, but not make a publication just for a tick.


At the stage of a research work submission to the journals agreed with a client in advance, the Project Management Department works with periodicals directly. When submitting to partner journals, the probability of acceptance is higher and the timing is less.  To the other periodicals the materials are submitted on behalf of an author.This stage takes 1 or 2 months.


After submitting an article, there are three possible options:

  1. Peer reviewers give recommendations and, according to all their comments, an article's revision is carried out.
  2. Refusal and further search of journals for submission.
  3. Peer reviewers' approval and acceptance for publication.


This stage takes 1 or 3 months for Scopus Database and from 2 to 12 months for Web of Science.


Do you still think about whether you should address to us for qualified assistance in the publication of your research work in Scopus, ThomsonReuters (Web of Science), the RSCI, the HAC or other database?  The quality of performance, as short as possible terms of the project's implementation and a guarantee of publication are important for you? Then do not think, but make up your mind!

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