Part I: The Research Process
Stepping into the Scholarly Stream
The Research Context
Publishing in scholarly journals is an essential part of the academic process in most fields. You have undoubtedly been involved in research throughout your academic career. Aside from considerations of tenure and promotion, publishing is the major way you can communicate the results of your scholarship, whether you have
- Conducted a clinical trial in the medical field,
- Performed a scientific experiment,
- Constructed a new theory of knowledge,
- Reviewed and analyzed the results of prior studies,
- Investigated a case study,
- Researched a historical event, or
- Completed a quantitative study.
When you publish a paper, and even when you submit a manuscript for consideration, you are offering your contribution to the body of knowledge in your field. Think of yourself as stepping into the stream of ongoing discussion and debate among scholars and researchers who have shared an interest in your topic over time.
This section will assist you in getting your feet wet! You’ll find tips and resources for conducting a literature review on your topic, writing a manuscript that fits the standards of your discipline, following the author guidelines for individual journals, and using information in an ethical manner.
What details/features are you looking for in a paper?
- Excellent Literature Review;
- Concise: Paper should be 10 to 20 papers maximum;
- Excellent Up-to Date Methodology;
- Significant Contribution to the Literature