chapter  4
Communicating Research in Primary Journals
WithScott A. Mogull
Pages 17

This chapter helps readers to plan articles of original research, identify a journal to submit research, and obtain style and formatting instructions from a journal. It provides an overview of the communication of original research to scientific and medical journals. The chapter covers the specific content and scientific writing style of each section of a journal article. Journal articles are written after the data have been collected and organized and the research team is ready to share the findings as a complete story. Researchers selected open-access journals for these primary reasons; belief in the principle of free access to research, perception of faster publication, possibility of a larger audience, and belief that research will be cited more. Researchers are willing to share articles and other background information if they have the information readily available and they are providing it at the beginning of a project.