Choosing a publication channel
Article title, abstract and keywords
indexed in large reference databases. You also have to carefully
consider the title of the article and write the abstract keeping in mind
how the people researching the same topic will best find the article.
When choosing the title for your article consider also how a colleague
searching for information will find your article: use words that
accurately describe the topic, avoid vague and abstract terms!
Write the abstract first
Start your writing process with the abstract because it is a concise
version of your article or thesis and helps you crystallize the main
points of your study.
Using synonyms in your text increases the probability that more
information seekers will find your article in the database. In
information seeking the title and the abstract are the most important
fields in the relevance ranking.
Belcher, W. L. (2009). Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: A guide to academic publishing success. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE. Retrieved from https://oula.finna.fi/Record/oula.1230454.
Visibility and reference databases
journal where it is published is indexed in the most popular databases,
especially Scopus and Web of Science. Since these databases have many
users, the findability of the article among a large number of
Both Web of Science and Scopus have
master records with cited references, and they show the bibliographic
and reference details of the citing records, thus improving the
visibility of the researcher in the research community.
In Ulrichsweb you can check in which reference databases a journal is
indexed, and also in which databases the full text of an article is
users to search current and retrospective multidisciplinary information
from over 12,000 high impact research journals and over 160,000 journal
and book-based proceedings. With SFX link you can see whether the item
is available electronically and link directly to the full-text. Web of Science quick guide | Rights to use | More information about the database
Benefits of open access publishing to the researcher
- Visibility and accessibility of research improve
- Open access articles have excellent findability on the Internet
- Probability of being cited increases
- Research quality improves
Research has shown that open access publishing increases the number
of citations that articles receive, in some fields even significantly (Swan, 2010):
- medicine 300-450%
- physics 170-580%
- information processing science 157%
Parallel publishing / self archiving
scientific journal, the author deposits a copy of the article
(publisher's PDF or so-called final draft version) to an open digital
repository of the university he/she is affiliated to (Jultika at the
University of Oulu).
If your article is accepted for publication in a non-open
access journal, you can check the journal's policy towards parallel
publishing in the SHERPA/RoMEO database.
Parallel publishing in an organizational or discipline-specific
repository makes your article available to those who have no access to a
journal behind a paywall.
To ensure the long-term preservation of articles published in open
access journals, it is advisable to parallel publish them in an
For further information on parallel publishing see the Guide to open access publishing.
ResearcherID and ORCID. In Scopus, a profile is created automatically
for you when you publish in a journal indexed by Scopus. In all
services researchers should check that all their publications are
correctly associated with their profile and update the profile or
request for corrections if needed.
Networks in social media
network with their colleagues and and make their research visible to
both their peers and the general public.
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