Quality Article Writing

How to write a Quality Article for SCI journals

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A quality article should possess the below standards so that it can be considered for rapid publication in reputed journals like Springer or Elsevier.

  • Attract the readers attention
  • Be specific
  • Keep it informative and concise
  • Avoid jargon and abbreviations


  • Original: Preliminary observations on the effect of Zn element on anticorrosion of zinc plating layer
  • Revised: Effect of Zn on anticorrosion of zinc plating layer
  • Remarks: Long title distracts readers. Remove all redundancies such as “observations on”, “the nature of”, etc
  • Make the abstract first and be firm in it. At the same time, try not to modify the abstract depend on the flow of the paper.
  • If it tends to change, it means you have not done the literature survey properly.
  • Make the abstract to be below 300 words.
  • Be precise in mentioning an unsolved issue as well as your solution for that issue.
  • Keywords are the labels of your manuscript. Use only established abbreviations (e.g.DNA) and check the “Guide for Authors”
  • Make sure it has all the answers related to your research questions like What? How? Why? etc.,
  • The goal of the intro is to identify as well as to clear the research question.
  • However, make your introduction with a clear outline of your problem.

The literature survey is considered to be the bone of standard article because it leads to the development of new and innovated ideas.

  • More care is needed while making literature survey because it only proves how serious you are in your problem definition.
  • Don’t just list all the algorithms used in related works.
  • Make a clear description on techniques related to your work with their drawback and how it is addressed in your work.
  • So choose papers that have issues that could be resolved in your proposed system.
  • Some journals expect Yes/No based tabulations on features and their existence in existing and proposed systems.
  • It should show the gap between your proposed work and the existing works.
  • Make a precise but in-depth explanation of methodology.
  • Create algorithms and pseudo-codes wherever necessitates with citations, if any.
  • Build the flow to be continuous and don’t wander between concepts. 
  • Be connective in binding your concepts.
  • Do not describe previously published procedures
  • Thus, on introducing the new technique into your problem definition, make the origin of the technique more clearly. Don’t just start defining the technique into the problem. Embed it more carefully.
  • The result should contain elaborated discussion.
  • At least 3 parameters are expected to be discussed on efficiency analysis.
  • Make a clear tabulation on data used to make those graphs and figures.
  • Mention in detail about simulation if used.
  • Hint on the data set with its source, if used.
  • Sum up the analysis, results, findings as well as contributions from the previous literature.
  • In conclusion, strengthen and emboss your paper by mentioning few things that make your paper stand out from others.
  • It sounds good if your work worth start like “This is the first work implementing this technique”. Just for the illustration I have mentioned.
  • Usually reputed journals expect more result and discussion part than that of the methodology part.
  • Ensure all the figures in the article with high resolution.
  • Make proper connectivity between sections in the article.
  • Follow the rule of the journal thoroughly even while mentioning bibliography.
  • The references should be listed in the order in which it is referred.
  • In addition,order reference as it is referred.

Ensures those who helped in the research are recognized.

  • Cite the main scientific publications on which your work is based.
  • Do not use too many references.
  • Avoid excessive self-citations.
  • Avoid excessive citations of publications from the same region.
  • Conform strictly to the style given in the Guide for Authors.

Steps need to taken care before writing a paper

First, the sentences should be taken care. For example,

  • Present tense for known facts and hypotheses.

  “The average life of a honey bee is 6 weeks”

  • Past tense for experiments you have conducted.

  “All the honey bees were maintained in an environment with a consistent temperature of 2 degrees centigrade…”

  • Past tense when you describe the results of an experiment.

  “The average life span of bees in our contained environment was   8 weeks…”

  • Use active voice to shorten sentences.

Passive voice: “It has been found that there had been…”

Active voice: “We found that…”

  • Avoid abbreviations: “it’s”, “weren’t”, “hasn’t” .

Never use them in scientific writing. Only use abbreviations for units of measure or established scientific abbreviations, e.g. DNA

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