Finding post-doctoral positions is a very competitive endeavour. Making yourself more marketable or more attractive to a company relies on several key factors.
Many organizations will expect you to have a strong publication record. But, the competition to get shown in journals is tough. If you want to increase your chances of getting published, here are some tips that can help:
Make a clear argument. If the editor or audience has to dig for the point, that will automatically get your article rejected. Your clear argument needs to appear in your abstract and in the very first paragraph of your work.
How to Get Your Journal Article Published
1. Target the right journal
The biggest journals are not always the best for a first publication. Make sure that you are identifying options that specialize in the point or argument of your paper. Small journals or university-based publications often focus on more niche topics that will more easily fit your work.
2. Consider what data or analytics you will see
You will want information on what you are publishing and who is reading it. That may need to be a consideration when you are submitting for publication. Bentham Open, a science, technology, and medical publisher, recently launched Bentham Science Open, making it the first publisher to fully leverage Chronos Hub, which will help authors ensure they remain compliant and that it will receive all the data analytics they could need.
3. Review all the instructions
Another mistake that academics often make when trying to get their work published is ignoring any instructions around such important details as word count, formatting, and information to be provided with your article.
4. Take any criticism
If you receive critiques from a journal, that’s a good thing. It means they read it and are interested. Use the editor’s critique and review and rework your submission.
Once you have an understanding of those important steps to take when submitting a journal article for publication, the more like you are to make it a success.