Audit of scientific research is saving the time of a scientist

Audit of scientific research is saving the time of a scientist

A scientific journal which is part of the international database has its own requirements for the publications it accepts for consideration. A scientist should know about them if he is going to publish his research works. To take into account all these criteria, it is necessary to audit an article, namely, to conduct the analysis of the research which will clarify the situation about the content and formatting of a research work. After all, if the research is written or formatted in the incorrect way, it will create the delays in the publication at the stage of a peer review and revision of the material.

Therefore, researchers often turn to the companies that provide publication services for conducting the analysis of a research article. Only after that you can confidently send a research work for a peer review.  

The main steps of an article's audit:

Step 1

At first, a research work is verified for uniqueness with the help of professional software.

If an article has a high rate of plagiarism, it should be revised that the percentage of originality should be at least 85%. The greater the uniqueness is, the better is for a research work. Peer reviewers of journals are very attentive to this point. A research work will simply be returned back without the possibility to send it for a peer review again in the future, if the originality of the text is less than the permissible norm. The companies which provide publication services have special software that qualitatively verifies the uniqueness of research works in different languages, even those which are in closed access.

 

Step 2

The company's specialists check the presence of the research itself in an article

 The material is proofread by professional editors who specialise in the research subject. If there are any inaccuracies or undisclosed moments in the text, an author is suggested to revise the material on his own or with the help of the company's specialists. The same situation is with the check for mistakes (punctuation, spelling and stylistic). In such a case, they suggest to edit a research work that in the future it should acquire a proper form and correct content before submission.

 

Step 3

The formatting and structure of the text in an article are checked in accordance with all the criteria required by international journals.

- When auditing an article, editors attentively look at the abstract and its translation into academic English. It should contain the information about the content and aim of a research work and what problem it raises. The abstract should be written in the way that after reading a scientist should want to acquaint himself with the whole research. It should reflect the essence of the experiment, have a clear structure and a certain number of words (from 150 to 300).

- Keywords and word combinations (4 or 6 words) should not duplicate an article's title. They should be well-chosen that a research work could be easily found with their help.

- Structure is prepared according to the IMRAD system (introduction, methods, results and discussion). Also, for the text structuring they use different IMRAD modifications or divide a research work on thematic sections, if an article, for example, on humanities.

- A list of references is most often formatted according to the the APA 6 international bibliographic standard and cited throughout the wholoe text. The requirements for formatting the bibliography are different, they are specified in the editorial board or on the website of a journal.

- Figures, tables, formulas, schemes, etc. should be correctly formatted, converted into the correct format as well as cited in the text. Editors check whether the links to them prescribed in the article work.

 

Step 4

The company's translator looks through the work and analyzes the quality of the translation into English.

All research works submitted to the journals indexed in Scopus and Web of Science should be translated into academic English. If a specialist of the company finds mistakes in the translation, an author is offered a service on academic translation of the research. Also, this service includes proofreading of a research work by a native speaker that is guaranteed to increase the chances of a successful peer review.

 

Step 5

An important point in the audit of a research article is the request of an author's application.

This condition is necessary for obtaining correct information on the personal data of a scientist for the editorial check. Every scientist signs an agreement on copyright non-disclosure, so he may not worry when sending information about himself.

 

A publication's audit is carried out for free during one day, after that a scientist is sent a report and recommendations about edits and revision, if any. The company's specialists help reveal all the mistakes that could have been made when writing an article. It is done that an article should fully meet all the requirements of the journal where the publication is planned to be placed and be approved of peer reviewers on the first try. As you see, a research work verification is

a very important stage in the publication process. It is guaranteed that it will increase the chances to successfully pass a peer review and publish a research work in the international databases.

 

"Scientific Publications–Publ.Science" Company checks an article at the best level. With our specialists you are guaranteed to get all the necessary recommendations for improving a research work, and the process of preparing the study will be much easier. If you have any questions, write to our specialist in the chat on the website and he will tell you how to start cooperation with us.

 

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