Journey from submission to acceptance

Suchitra Kumari Panigrahy

Assistant Professor - Department of Biotechnology Kalinga University, New Raipur

The published paper not only gives identity to the researchers but also shares their innovative ideas with the research community. Therefore an appealing manuscript is needed to present our contributions before the scientific community. A strong manuscript should have useful content structured logically which enable the editorial committee to grasp the significance easily. Before writing an article the information regarding trending topics should be collected. After that the journal which will give proper justification to your paper should be selected and guidelines given for authors should be followed carefully.

Most papers got rejected due to errors in the scientific language. So utmost care must be taken during sentence formation to avoid incorrect tense/grammer and spelling mistakes. Large sentences and multiple statements in a single line should be avoided for proper scientific writing. The overall structure followed for writing research article includes Title, Abstract, Keywords, Main text, conclusion, Acknowledgement and references. The main text further sub-divided into introduction, methodology, results and discussion. The title should be short, simple, interesting and clearly reflecting the idea behind the investigation. The abstract should be specific and short which will publicize our article properly. The key words mentioned must be relevant to our work but neither too general nor too narrow.

The introduction started with problem identification followed by its available solution andlimitation. It should be ended how this research is beneficial or unique in this direction and how the researcher going to accomplish this (i.e., objectives of this study). In the methodology section include all important details of the instrument and chemicals so that other researchers can perform this seamlessly. It will give both increase in citation to your paper and boost to your career. If there is any audio/video then can be mentioned in the supplementary material.

In the result and discussion section include the main findings highlighting uniqueness in your
work as compared to others. To present the results more accurately precise figures and statistical
tables should be included with proper indexing. To each and every result presented give a strong
and proper interpretation otherwise it may lead to the rejection of manuscript.

In the conclusion section highlight your finding and how it is beneficial for further studies in that
particular field. Also mention about the future prospective of that research to make others
involving. In the reference section do not forgot to cite the authors whom you have followed
during your manuscript preparation. Also maintain the uniform style in citing the publications
(according to the journal’s referencing style).

Before submitting the paper read it again and again, get feedback from others not aware of that
specific work. Do not get disheartened by rejection from a single journal, try to improve each
time by correcting it as per the reviewer’s comments.


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