publication . Article . 2018

Reflective Practice: Eight Stages of Publishing a Scientific Research Paper

Stephen K. Donovan;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Publications, volume 6, page 8 (eissn: 2304-6775, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
This paper suggests a methodology of academic paper classification for the scientist intending to contribute to peer-reviewed scientific literature. This will enable the progress of the typescript through the publication system to be accurately determined at any stage. The publication process is split into eight subdivisions of differing worth and import: in navel contemplation; in preparation; submitted; in review; revision, revised, and resubmitted; accepted; in press; and publication. Papers in navel contemplation are referred to as in preparation by many, which can be an embarrassment when asked exactly what has been prepared. Rather than listing papers as i...
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free text keywords: Computer Science Applications, Media Technology, Communication, Business and International Management, Library and Information Sciences, academic publishing, in preparation, in review, in press, publication, Scientific method, Embarrassment, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Engineering ethics, Publishing, business.industry, business, Contemplation, Close watch, Scientific literature, Reflective practice, TypeScript, Sociology, lcsh:Communication. Mass media, lcsh:P87-96, lcsh:Information resources (General), lcsh:ZA3040-5185
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