Criteria for the evaluation of scientific works

by Brylan Paul on

Evaluators of events, magazines and journals follow a general line of evaluation that is important to always consider when making the final revisions of your article:

Relevance (framing the article) – see if the article produced fits the publication or event. Prior research on which events and publications best suits your article is important.

Originality – reviewers are usually experienced people who already have a wealth of knowledge in the field to detect if a work produced is original or has too many copies.

Technical and scientific merit – consider the clarity of applied scientific methodology and the results obtained that are relevant to the research area.

Presentation (content with form) – pay attention to the standards and models established by the event or publication. Disregarding the rules and formats in many cases may result in disapproval of the article.

Organization and readability – good writing, communication and use of good practices and standards in the field of research is essential so that the evaluators can clearly understand the work.

References (adopted norms, better known in the area of ​​health – Vancouver style, with citation of references in the text in numerical order) – whenever references are used for comparative and search direction it is obligatory to make the quotation and at the end to organize the list In addition to this general line, each bank may have its own specific evaluation criteria, which are generally broken down in the call for submission. Studying these criteria is the best way to increase your chances of article publication

Can anyone publish scientific articles?

Even children have already conducted scientific publications under the guidance of a teacher as we show in the Royal Society publishes a scientific article written by children.

You can publish an article as long as it is accepted by the congress and / or journal to which it was submitted. In most academic journals the undergraduate and even master’s student can only submit articles in conjunction with the advisor. Already in the annals of scientific events the article does not have the need of an advisor.

Just as the presence of the organizer becomes obligatory the link with a university recognized by the MEC is essential for publication in academic journals, as well as in scientific events.

Research groups may also publish together as long as they follow the rules stipulated by the evaluation committee. Many events allow the publication of articles by more than 1 person up to a maximum of 5. The academic journals will differ according to the coordination.

No matter your training, but the quality of work! And who decides this is the scientific committee that analyzes the submitted works.

Where to publish scientific articles?

Articles are usually published in scientific journals classified by area and may be national or international. In Brazil, magazines are classified by Qualis, which are nothing more than procedures used by Capes to evaluate the quality of these publications.

When you publish, try to select journals that fit the topic covered. Once you have chosen the magazine you want to publish, check the publication rules, usually available on the magazine’s website, as each journal has its rules.

One great option for those starting out is to publish their work at congresses, symposia, seminars and other events in the area, as the rules are usually simpler and the evaluations faster.

Written by: Brylan Paul