Publishing your scientific research is considered an essential aspect in health and medicine. Regardless if the journal has a high impact factor or is classified as an ISI journal. I always tell my students “if you do not publish your work, your work does not exist“.
Another word for publication is existence
The meaning of publication is the aggregate of written and published records that are generated by research or theoretical summarizations and are circulated to inform specialists on the latest achievements of science and on the progress and results of research. Regardless of the specific area of science, the subject of scientific literature is science itself—ideas and the facts, laws, and categories discovered by scientists. A scientific study is considered to be incomplete until its results have been recorded in written form for dissemination.
The importance of publication and your approach should be targeting to different aspects, which include; Science development over the past decades, creating new concepts in therapy, changing in health regulations, Translation of medical research to the public and development of new ideas to be tested. what is important that such publication must also demonstrate arguments and controversial results
Steps in publication are very easy once you have your research done with significant results to share with the public, or with professionals. Following that step you will need to select a journal that cover your research question, and its scope must be aligned and relevant to your topic of rseearch where you wi need to check the journal scope and ensuring relevance. A great tip is choosing a journal from KAU-ISI engine, which list the most trusted and high ranking journalshttps://prod.kau.edu.sa/dsr/akausr/akausr/ISI_Search.aspx . Then you will need to check authors guidelines and follow the format needed for the paper, which include fonts, results presentations and referencing style. Once paper is written, you will need to submit it and the common term you will see in all journals is Submit a manuscript, and then wait for editors and reviewers to get back to you for either acceptance or rejection . I would like to emphasize that rejection is not considered a failure, it just means that your paper is not suitable for that journal, and once that happens you can submit your paper in another journal
Publishing your work means that your work has paid off.
By Dr Noura Eid , Assistant Professor