Before starting to write the results of your search, you must choose the magazine where you will present your article. Keep in mind:
- If you want to publish in a national or international magazine
- The theme of the magazine
- In what language do you want to publish?
- The prestige of the magazine: who are the members of the editorial board and the authors that publish it
- The magazine has peer review, impact factor or other quality indicators
- The criteria for revising the articles: the acceptance rate
- The interval of publication of articles between acceptance and publication
- The visibility of the magazine
- If the magazine is ofopen access or subscription
- The economic cost for the authors and / or the institution
- The rights to reuse the articles
- The frequency of publication
- The recommendations of other researchers
If you do not know where to publish the article, consult:
- The magazines with the greatest impact on Web of Science, Scopus, Google Scholar o IBRA
- The main scientific-technical publishing houses: Elsevier, Springer, IEEE, etc.
- Open access journals in the directory DOAJ or the selection of magazines for themed areas in open access and with impact factor.
- Magazines indexed at databases that take into account the different organisms in the processes of accreditation and evaluation.
- In case of doubt the Libraries of the UPC can help you find the best journals you publish in your research area.
Once selected the magazine where you will present your article, follow the instructions by the authors. Instructions may vary in the titles of the same publisher.
- ACS (American Chemical Society)
- BioMed Central: the Open Access Publisher
- IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
- Presentation: strategies for searching IEEE Xplore
- IOP (Institute of Physics)
- MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)
- Presentation: MDPI and the future of open access
- OSA (The Optical Society)
- Oxford Journals
- Presentation: scientific writing
- Presentation: writing great papers in high impact journals
- You will need to certify that the article is original, which is not under review by any other magazine and has not been published previously.
- If the text has been used previously for other purposes (technical reports, theses, communications, etc.), you will have to indicate
- It will also be necessary to declare possible conflicts of interests.
- If the magazine asks you to propose possible reviewers, these should be chosen according to the domain of the subject of the article. It is not advised to propose colleagues or authors of the same institution.
Identification elements of the article
- It must be attractive, clear and concise and describe the content of the article
- It can be followed by a subtitle, separated by two points
- Avoid abbreviations and acronyms
- Identify the authors in the most complete way and their affiliation. Check the guidelines for the signature and institutional affiliation
- All authors must have a code ORCID
- Check the postal address, telephone number and email of the author who will receive correspondence from the reviews, the corresponding author
- It must allow the reader to access the basic content of the article quickly and accurately.
- It must be drafted in the language of the article and in English
- The extension is determined by the magazine, usually some 250 words
- He has to set out the objectives, the methodology used and the most relevant results
- In the end it includes the keywords. Some publishers indicate 6 words and translated into English
- The end date of the work, preceded by the place where the original was written
The articles must follow a logical and clear order, with the following sections:
- Exhibition where the objective of the work is justified as well as its relation with previous works.
Materials and methods
- It gives readers the description of the methods and techniques used.
- They must be clear, concise and relevant.
- It presents an objective interpretation of the results data.
- It informs about the main achievements achieved.
- They should not be an extension of the summary or the discussion.
Acknowledgments / Acknowledgments
- It is the section where the work carried out by a person who has contributed in the work is clearly recognized and can not be recognized as an author.
- It is recommended to always include the financing entity and the project number if the publication comes from a funded project.
- Writing example: Acknowledgments: This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the research projects AAAXXX-28033-C03-01, XXXXXXX, and by the Catalan Government through the project research 20XX-XXXX.
Illustrations and tables
- The tables must be listed and contain appropriate titles.
- The photographs, graphs, diagrams, maps, etc. They should be listed and accompanied by an enlightening text.
- The authors are responsible for obtaining permissions to make third-party images public. See the section related to right of reproduction of the Intellectual Property Service.
- List all the sources of information you have used during the preparation of the article, following the guidelines
- Query how to cite documents according to the UNE-ISO 690 standard
- If you use Mendeley, you can import all the references of the articles consulted
Review the contract you signed with the publisher carefully. If you give exclusive rights to exploitation you will not be able to make the article public in UPCommons or in thematic deposits (ArXiv, Repec , etc.) without the explicit authorization of the publisher.
To retain some copyright, Scholar's Copyright Addendum Engine (SCAE).