Understanding The Basics Of Publishing A Research 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?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of this program
  3. All about scientific journals
  4. Purpose of a scientific journal article
  5. Selecting the right journal
  6. Steps for selecting a journal
  7. About peer-reviewed journals
  8. Structure of a research article
  9. The recommended IMRAD structure
  10. Final checks before you submit
  11. Summary and conclusion
  12. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Dr. Christina Cho, Cancer biologist, Freelance scientific and medical writer

Christina Cho, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and is investigating the molecular mechanisms driving the development and progression of colorectal and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas. She’s spent the last ten years working in academic research, developing a range of skills that will help her lead a research laboratory. Her skills include the ability to independently develop and execute experiments, lead research projects, teach and train junior postdocs and students, write manuscripts and grants, and give oral presentations in both intramural and extramural conferences.


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.


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