How to Prepare a Paper for Publication in a Journal?

Do you want to know the easy way to write a paper for publication?

This article will guide you to how to write a paper for publication in a journal. Also, this article guide you how to write a paper for project.

The manuscript should contain the following sections:

Sections of the Paper

  1. Title of the Paper
  2. Abstract
  3. Keywords
  4. Introduction
  5. Literature survey
  6. Methodology/Main work
  7. Results and Discussion
  8. Conclusion
  9. References

Sections 5, 6, 7 are indicative. But can vary depending on the research work.

1. Title of the Paper

The title should be meaningful. For example, “Operation of a robot” is not a proper title. It will be meaningful, if “Design and Implementation of Robot”, “A Study on the Operation of the Robot”, ” An Analysis on the Operation of Robot”

2. Abstract

This section should present an overview of your work. Anyone who reads this should understand what the paper is about.

3. Keywords

Keywords are used to find your paper when someone is working or carrying out research in your area. It can be a research area or topic, or a methodology used in the paper. For example if the paper is on the Controlling of robots using IoT, then IoT can be a keyword.

4. Introduction

In this section, an overview of the topic, in general, can be presented.

5. Literature Survey

A literature survey is the study of research papers published in the area of the author’s research.  This section is not mandatory, but it is advisable to include it if you have done any literature survey to carry out the research work.

5. Methodology/Mainwork

This section may include the work you have carried with its details.

5. Results and Discussion

This section should include the results and explain the analysis or the observations made on the results.

6. Conclusion

This section should include your key observations on the work and what you have concluded from them.

7. References

This section includes a citation of resources, which are used in the process of doing your research. The authors should include the paper details of the literature survey, websites, textbooks, thesis, etc.

Read the complete guide for paper publication here

How to Prepare a Paper from a Project or Thesis?

The basic structure of the paper should include,

  • Title
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature survey
  • Methodology/Main work
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • After completion of the project, you should first prepare the methodology/main work carried out in the project.
  • Next prepare the Results and Discussion section. In which you should analyze or elaborate on the outcome of the project.
  • Next, write the conclusion section, which will be generally written in the past tense.
  • Next, prepare the Introduction section. This should include a brief overview of the project topic in general. (For example: If your project is analyzing the COVID spread prediction using Machine Learning. The introduction may be, How and where COVID has begun. Lockdown, Health issues, Economy, and so on… This is a general discussion on the topic). Note: This is just for an idea. Introduction can be written in different ways.
  • As an undergraduate, the amount of literature survey done by the student is minimum. Hence, if you have done any study on the previous works that are related to your project work, then you can include the literature survey section followed by the problem statement.
  • The next step is to prepare the abstract. The abstract is the brief version of your work.
  • Then select a meaningful title. For example, COVID spread prediction using Machine Learning. A meaningful title can be “A Study on COVID spread prediction using Machine Learning”
  • References are the research articles you have studied, websites links, textbooks you have referred, etc.
  • The extended version of your paper will be your thesis.
  • The shorter version of your thesis will be your paper. (With the sections mentioned above).

After Manuscript Preparation

  • After the paper is ready, read the publication process of Journal. (IJRESMIJRAMTIJMDES)
  • Submit paper for publication. (Submit to IJRESMIJRAMTIJMDES)
  • After submission of the paper, the author will receive the decision on the manuscript.
  • Once the paper is accepted, complete the post acceptance steps.
  • Your paper will be processed for publication and the author will receive an email with publication details.

1 thought on “How to Prepare a Paper for Publication in a Journal?”

  1. Saravanan k

    I’m very glad to read about that your way of help to publish their research paper in easy way. I’ m more intersted to show my thoughts to publish my project and my student’s project in your platform. Thank you .

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