Scientific Writing and Publishing

Publishing and Open Access

Understanding the  academic publishing industry

 Understanding the importance  of Open Access in publishing

Using pre prints portals-Africaarxivs


Understanding the Science of Citation Practice

Understanding the use of H Index

Understanding How Impact Factor  works

 Visibility  of research using ResearcherID, ResearchGate,ORCID,Publons

Process of Writing an Academic Paper

What  are non-primary publications,

Some major types of non-primary publications,

What are primary  publications
The structure of a primary scientific article, How to compose – The Title , The delicate art of deciding about Authorship
How to write – Addresses,  The Abstract?,  The Introduction,  The material & methods, Results, Discussion, Other  Parts: acknowledgements, & appendices, etc., How to cite & compile – References
The  writing process : how to write the first version?, Preparing the final version, How to submit a paper?, Scientific editing process
How to interact with editor, how to write Revisions, What happens with the MS after acceptance?
Technical editing, Proofreading, What to do with a  published paper? How to write Conference proceedings paper, Review article, Book chapter

The Journal Selection Process

How to decide where to send a MS for publication, how to select a journal for your publication

 My – Thomson Reuters, (Currently Clarivate Analytics)

 Journal Finder – Elsevier