How to Publish in Biomedicine: 500 Tips for Success, Third by John Dixon, Louise Alder, Jane Fraser

By John Dixon, Louise Alder, Jane Fraser

Getting released is important for achievement in biomedicine. even if you're a newbie or an skilled author, you can find this publication has clean, useful tips about daily concerns. in response to the authors’ winning education classes and vast adventure of healthcare communications, this booklet will resolution your questions and assist you to prevent the main widespread difficulties and pitfalls. The ebook is designed to be very functional, and for use while you are really writing. It doesn't must be learn instantly via from starting to finish sooner than you start. as a substitute, simply dip into any bankruptcy and you'll find more than a few information proper to the fabric you're engaged on correct now.

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If not, you can usually get an adequate idea from the prestige of the journal (see above) and the experiences of any of your colleagues who have submitted papers to the same journal. If the journal is not well known, check that it is indexed in major databases To maximise the discoverability of your article and ensure that as many readers as possible are able to read your article, it is critical that the journal you select is indexed in major databases. Well-known bioscience journals will be indexed in databases such as Web of Science (Thomson Reuters), Scopus (Elsevier) and PubMed.

A negative response should urge you to select a different journal – probably saving you considerable delay and extra work. Consider the implications of rejection from a top journal You may feel that your paper is of the highest quality and that it is worth trying to get it published in, say, Nature, The Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) or the NEJM. Publication in such a journal will certainly be a feather in your cap. However, there will be a delay while your paper is considered, during which time you cannot send it anywhere else.

Be quick in your rebuttal of the editor’s decision. We have short memories. No recollection of your paper means no chance. And, in all your correspondence, be polite. I have a growing pile of incredibly irate letters from well-known professors of medicine, all of whom are too used to people saying yes to them. Here is the latest on my desk: ‘Although I have not argued the toss with the last three rejections from The Lancet of papers in which I have been involved, I think this decision is extremely unfair and certainly I find it very difficult to accept based on the rather meagre contents of your letter.

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