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1 From Manuscript to Publication in a Scientific Journal Inside Rekommendations from an Editor Haifa – Beer Sheva – Jerusalem Sven Hessle November /05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 1

2 Find the population of scientific journals within the own area of expertise 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 2

3 Important information in scientific journals Journal affiliation Editorial focus Special issues/Supplements Indexed/Abstracted Circulation Frequency of publication Number of articles in each issue Submission of manuscript Format of manuscript Review process Charges Reprint policy Book reviews Subscriptions 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 3

4 Strategies for updating the knowledge base (Literature review) Search in Bibliographic Databases; Manual search for Dissertations and Relevant academic journals; Snowball technique in identifying references through earlier discovered articles; Identify Key Pioneer Researchers within the field 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 4

5 The content and form of the article Title Does it reflect the content? Key Words Will they direct the readers to the article? Abstract Does it give the aim, methodology, main results and conclusion in 150 words? Introduction Is there a good rational for the study of this formulated problem and making up this aim of the article? 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 5

6 The content and form of the article (continued) Does the aim of the study make sense in light of previous research? Literature Review Is it clearly presented as well as related to research questions posed Theoretical Framework How was the study conducted? design, participants, definitions of concepts, measurements, procedures Method 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 6

7 The content and form of the article (Continued) Result Are the results described in apropriate detail? Are they relevant in terms of the aim and research questions? Discussion Does the discussion relate findings to the research questions and previous literature? Conclusion Are the arguments relevant and convincing? References 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 7

8 The content and form of the article (continued) Are they relevant? Are they too many? FootnotesAppendices When sending manuscripts to journals, tables and figures are usually refered to in the text, and are being put in the end of the manuscript Tables and Figures 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 8

9 Review Process Type of review Acknowledgement Review time Revisions Acceptance rate Return of manuscript Lag time to print 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 9

10 Indicate the principal problems with the manuscript: _________________Clarity ________________ Currency _______________ Writing style ______________Methodology ____________ Documentation `___________ Conceptual level _____________ Organization If accepted, does the article require professional language editing before publication? Please comment.________________ _________________________ ____________________ 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 10

11 Rating of the manuscript _____ 1. Accept _____ 2. Provisional acceptance (requires minor revision) _____ 3. Provisional rejection (requires major revision) _____ 4. Reject and Resubmit _____ 4. Reject 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 11

12 Important Information Plagiarism, Fabrication and Falsification Open access Scientific article publication and future challenges 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 12

13 תודה על תשומת הלב 01/05/2015 Sven Hessle, Ph D Professor of Social Work, Stockholm University 13


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