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2 Scientific Knowledge The object of research is to extend human knowledge beyond what is already known Science is a shared knowledge based on a common understanding of some aspect of the physical or social world G. Whitesides, 2004 If it wasn t published, It wasn t done E.H. Miller 1993 E.H. Miller 1993

3 Author Responsibilities Before Submission of Manuscript (ms): Ensure work is new and original research Ensure work is new and original research All Authors listed on ms are aware of submission All Authors listed on ms are aware of submission Include proper affiliation Include proper affiliation Ms is well organized and well written Ms is well organized and well written

4 Scientific Misconduct Gift Authorship Gift Authorship Redundant Publication Redundant Publication Plagiarism Plagiarism Fabrication Fabrication Falsification Falsification Conflict of Interest Conflict of Interest Duplicate publication/submission of research Duplicate publication/submission of research

5 What is not acceptable… Papers that are Papers that are Routine extensions of previous reports Routine extensions of previous reports Fragmentary reports of research results Fragmentary reports of research results Verbose or poorly organized Verbose or poorly organized Violations of ethical guidelines Violations of ethical guidelines

6 Some Aspects … * Cover Letter * Highlights * Graphical Abstract

7 Good Graphical Abstract

8 Poor Graphical Abstract

9 Journal Authors Reviewers Scientific Publication is a Team Effort

10 Classification of Scientific JournalsScientificJournals Citation Indexed Journals ScopusJ-Stage Thomson ISI (Master Journal List) Journal Citation Reports PubMed Non-Citation Indexed Journals LocalCommercial NewUnknown

11 Comparison Non-Citation Indexed JournalsCitation Indexed Journals Not peer-reviewed journal in most of them Not peer-reviewed journal in most of them Low quality content Low quality content Mostly, not online publication Mostly, not online publication Free online access if any Free online access if any Need fee for publication Need fee for publication Peer-reviewed Journals Peer-reviewed Journals High quality content High quality content Online publication Online publication No free online access No free online access Mostly, Free of charge Mostly, Free of charge

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16 Impact Factor The Impact Factor (IF) is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in The Impact Factor (IF) is a measure reflecting the average number of citations to articles published in citations science and social science journals science and social science journalsscience and social science journalsscience and social science journals IF is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the two previous years IF is calculated by dividing the number of citations in the JCR year by the total number of articles published in the two previous yearsJCR yearJCR year Cites in 2010 to items published in 2009 & 2008 Cites in 2010 to items published in 2009 & 2008 Calculation: ـــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــــ Number of items published in 2009 & 2008 Number of items published in 2009 & 2008

17 Some Global Publishers … * Elsevier (SinenceDirect) * SpringerLink * InterScience (Wiley) * IEEE

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21 Impact Factor 1.855

22 Impact Factor Impact Factor 1.094

23 Impact Factor 0.832

24 Impact Factor 0.659Impact Factor 0.748Impact Factor 0.558

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