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The difficult way to publish a research paper

posted on 2021-05-04, 16:51 authored by Kuat OshakbayevKuat Oshakbayev, Gulnara Bedelbayeva, Khalit Mustafin, Attila Tordai

Background Authors aim to publish the results of their studies in peer-reviewed targeted international journals with a high impact factor as possible, but they are also exposing to ‘predatory’ publishers. Offering some tips to publish papers, identifying relevant journals, and avoiding problems within submitting.

Results During submitting authors should find suitable journals, assume a risk to encounter ‘predatory’ or ‘hijacked’ journals, know the advantages/ disadvantages of using intermediary publishing services, understand expectations of editor(s), and make a payment.

Conclusions The tips help many researchers to publish their papers in relevant journals with cited indexes, and avoid problems within submitting.




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The authors declare that they have no any competing interest (financial, professional, or personals) that are relevant to the manuscript.

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  • Kazakhstan

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Our manuscript does not contain any individual person’s data in any form. All authors of the manuscript affirm that they had access to the study data and reviewed and approved the final version.


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