The authoritativeness of a researcher is determined by his/her publication activity on scientometric resources. The number of publications and the frequency of their citation in the studies of colleagues in the scientific community are taken into account. The citation level of a publication is an indicator of success for the author involved in science.
One popular resource is the international journal Scopus, with a huge database of scientific articles, abstracts, seminar reports, journal citations, serial books, conferences, and other peer-reviewed scientific literature in the sociological, natural and technical sciences.
Young scientists (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows), in an attempt to reach the global level, try to publish articles in Scopus without first studying the same Scopus criteria for selecting a journal and without familiarizing themselves with the editor's requirements for content. Not everyone understands how to properly translate material into academic English and find article reviewers. After all, writing an abstract in English is a prerequisite for publishing an article.
There are two ways here: 1 - to deal with all the aspects and write a scientific article yourself, 2 - to seek help from a consulting company that provides services from preparation and editing to the publication of articles in Scopus.
Placing a scientific article in Scopus provides a lot of opportunities for the scientist:
Research institutes in which the author of the Scopus articles works can use the outputs in their reporting and meet the standards set by the Ministry of Education that affect the rating of the institution.
The first thing to do is to come up with a topic for publication. The topic of the article should be close, interesting and well, but not completely, studied, meet the personal scientific interest and the requirements of the market conditions in this or a related direction.
What follows is painstaking work - the search and study of articles on the topic. Experienced authors recommend collecting at least a hundred sources, of which about half of the literature of English-language journal articles will remain for further work. Theses, scientific reports, dissertations can be sent to the basket.
Tip: Do not use the bibliography in Cyrillic, as you will not be able to cite such sources. The editors of Scopus journals, and not all of them, may allow you to cite only a couple of papers in Cyrillic transliteration.
Next, you need to write an "Introduction" of the article, outlining the problem in a narrow area. It is necessary to write the introduction clearly and accessible to the reader, grouping scientific facts with their sources of literature in separate paragraphs. The last paragraph formulates several hypotheses, arising from the separately grouped paragraphs. It is recommended to write 2-4 hypotheses (depending on the topic of the article), so that at least one is not confirmed by the research, otherwise the meaning of the scientific article itself is lost.
From the list of references used, choose the optimal method of laboratory analysis, statistical processing, and repetition for which the article will pass peer review on the scopus resource. If at least one of the methods turns out to be worse than those already in the indexed publications - the article will not pass the reviewer.
The article for Scopus is designed according to the technical requirements of the periodical. The style is scientific, the presentation is consistent and logical, without complicated turns and word constructions.
Structure of the article:
The "Materials and Methods" section should provide an opportunity to repeat the author's research. "White spots" in the text are a reason for the journal editor to reject the article without further investigation or explanation. If the author is working with biological material, the research program must be approved by the Ethics Committee, which should be mentioned in the Materials and Methods section.
In order for an editor to accept an article for publication in Scopus journals, the author must comply with a number of requirements regarding technical design:
The editorial board of the international journal Scopus has the full right to set its own requirements for the style of publication. But there are also typical citation styles for each scientific field, which are adhered to in the world. The number of typical styles is 20.
The most in-demand ones are: APA (American Psychological Association) for sociological sciences, MLA (Modern Language Association) for humanities, Vancouver Style for physical sciences and medicine.
The article review process may last from a month to six months, and in some cases it may take as long as a year. In different journals of the Scopus database the review period may vary, depending on the authority of the publication, the periodicity of the journal, review algorithms, publication category, and a number of other factors.
First, the paper is checked by the editor for formal requirements. If all is well, the article is then sent to the editor-in-chief and the reviewers. On average, no more than 50% of the articles submitted to the editorial board reach the review stage.
In case the scientific work has passed the review and the review, the author is sent a notification of the successful decision of the editorial board and several reviews of the anonymous reviewers with recommendations. The article will be sent for publication, provided that the author accepts the recommendations of the reviewer or provides justified arguments, for which reason the comments of the editorial board cannot be fulfilled.
The author will be denied a Scopus article if:
The price of publishing an article in Scopus is largely determined by the ranking of the journal and the category (Q1-Q4) in which it will be placed. The average cost of publication varies from $100 to $500, but can be more.
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