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Publish with impact

31 July, 2019 by Lluís Codina

The purpose of this entry is twofold: on the one hand, to review the proposals of the Committee on Publication Ethics, or COPE (from which we have extracted the above quote) in relation to who is justified in appearing as co-author of an article, and on the other, to present them accompanied by good practices from a pragmatism that not only is not at odds with COPE, but also helps to place them in the context of current academic production. This is why we speak of both ethics and pragmatism in the title.


Baiget, T; Torres-Salinas, D. APEI Report. Publication in scientific journals. 2013.

This manual presents the aspects that must be taken into account in order to write and publish scientific articles of sufficient quality to be accepted in high impact journals. The main topics covered are: generalities about technical and scientific publications, journal quality indexes, metadata, formal aspects, article sections, writing, illustrations, peer review process, ethics, open access publication, professional marketing and article promotion.


Torres-Salinas, D.; Cabezas-Clavijo, A. How to publish in scientific journals of impact: tips and rules on scientific publication. EC3 Working Papers, N 13, September 2013.

Publishing in the so-called impact journals, identified as those indexed in the Thomson-Reuters databases, has become the main objective of researchers and R&D institutions. Therefore, in this course we present some tips to maximise the chances of acceptance of manuscripts submitted to this type of journals. First, we define what an impact journal is and its benefits for both researchers and institutions. Then we develop some aspects to consider during the preparation of the manuscript such as authorship, the preparation of tables and graphs or the preparation of bibliographical references. Once the manuscript has been prepared, we concentrate on the fundamental criteria for selecting the appropriate journal. Finally, we review different factors to take into account during the submission process and, once submitted, we focus on the peer review process and the response to reviewers.