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Understand the basics of publishing an article in a journal

What will you learn?

  1. Understand the basics of publishing your research
  2. The purpose and importance of scientific journals
  3. How to select a suitable journal for your research
  4. What is peer-reviewed journals and how they work
  5. The ideal structure for a scientific journal article
  6. Final checks before you submit to a journal


Course Description

Every researcher is driven by the goal to get his/her manuscripts published in a high-impact scientific journals. This is not only because this is a requirement for career progression, but also because it provides researchers with an opportunity to share his/her findings with the world. But with over 7.8 million scholars working to get their work published every year, this is not an easy task.

This well-structured program is designed to help young researchers understand and master the basics of publishing an article in a scientific journal. It explains the role of scientific journals in disseminating research findings, guides you on how to select the right journal to submit your research manuscript, and emphasizes the importance of publishing in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition to this, the program also explains how a scientific research paper should be structured for success and provides some tips for a final check before you submit your manuscript to the journal.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives of this program

Lecture 3: All about scientific journals

Lecture 4: Purpose of a scientific journal article

Lecture 5: Selecting the right journal

Lecture 6: Steps for selecting a journal

Lecture 7: About peer-reviewed journals

Lecture 8: Structure of a research article

Lecture 9: The recommended IMRAD structure

Lecture 10: Final checks before you submit

Lecture 11: Summary and conclusion


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


  Understand the basics of publishing an article in a journal
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