If you are someone who is eagerly looking to create awareness about your research and want to publish your findings as a research paper, then this article offers a step by step process that will help you do so effortlessly. Publishing your research paper at a reputed indexing journal websites like Scopus, Springer as well as for international conference, can offer numerous benefits for your research career and open the door to a number of delightful possibilities, including funding for further research, offers for collaboration, and a whole lot more. 1. Prepare Yourself One of the first activities that you should be carrying out in order to successfully publish a research paper, is to try and find out in which area your primary technical interest lies. It is imperative to make sure that you are up-to-date with the latest information and findings in your field of study. One can easily accomplish this by reading and studying a number of technical papers (these technical papers are found on the net these days), and by attending and actively taking part in one or more conferences. 2. Check Out All Existing Papers You will be doing yourself a big favor if you can read through all the papers that already exist on your topic of interest. This will help you gather some perspective on your topic from a variety of sources. You must, however, be careful not to be influenced too much by these papers because any usage or allusion to these papers can be construed as plagiarism. Try not to deviate too much from your specific subject of interest. 3. Get A Jump Start After you identify a real problem that you want to solve, you can use simulation software to help you crunch the numbers even when you are not actively working and involved. This will help you save time and help prevent a ton of stress. You can also use the time saved to concentrate on your conveying your findings in the most seamless way possible. Matlab is probably the most popular simulation tools today, because of the fact that it is incredibly simple to operate. 4. Get Used To The Lingo Something that a lot of people who read research papers find is that it is often very difficult to understand papers published by others. The simplest solution to this is to read a paper that is difficult to crack a number of times. The more you read it, the more you will be able to realize what the author is actually trying to convey. The internet comes in handy when you need to find out what a particular term that hasn’t been described and that you are completely unaware of, is used. 5. Take Notes It is important to note down everything that you have learned from reading all those papers. Try and note down problems that you came across, solutions that you might have come up with, interesting ideas, references you wished to check up on, etc. Going through these notes will prove to be incredibly vital to the publishing of your own research paper later on. 6. Stitch The Pieces Back Together With all these bits and pieces of information that you have collected as a result of going through several research papers that are relevant to your field of interest, you will be able to successfully formulate a picture of what you are looking to achieve and solve. Scientific research is all about answering unanswered questions. So, in essence, you will now be able to come up with a question about the phenomena in your field of interest that you would like to try and answer. 7. Finding The Essence Of Your Paper By considering the significance, the originality, the completeness, the accuracy, and then by thinking of ways to improve all these qualities of your paper, you will be able to successfully convey your findings in a most professional, simple and profound manner possible, thus doing your hard-work and laborious findings, complete justice. 8. Consider The Anatomy Of A Typical Research Paper Although it is important for your research paper to be original, it is also important to conform to standards. Acquiring an idea of what the anatomy of a decent research paper is, will help you refine your own. Conventionally, a research paper has around seven sections with a maximum of four pages. The seven sections of a typical paper are – the abstract section, the introduction, a section detailing existing techniques, your own contribution, results obtained, and finally, the conclusion. 9. Breaking Down The Standard For the ‘existing techniques’ section, you may use your notes from your initial studies of all existing papers on your topic of interest. You may detail the process, pros and cons of each of these techniques, in this section. In the ‘introduction’ part, you may give the reader a list of what your field of interest is as well as the problem that you are trying to solve. The ‘abstract’ section is perhaps the most important of all the sections, as it plays a key role in helping the committee members decide if your paper is worthy enough to be considered by the. Four lines about the problem itself, why it is important, your solution, and what comes after, should be detailed perfectly in this section. 10. Take It Slow It is important not to rush the process of writing and completing an entire research paper. Veteran researchers swear that the best way to go about writing and finishing a research paper is to take it section by section. Making each section is concrete will help you write an all-around research paper. 11. Ask For Reviews Getting your friends, peers, and other experienced researchers to go through your paper and review it will do you a world of good. Constructive criticism from people that you trust is a good way to spruce up your paper and make drastic improvements to the areas in which it is lacking. Consider everyone’s review carefully and try to gauge them carefully. Although it can be quite difficult taking criticism of your work, it is important to realize that criticism from other established and experienced members in your field in front of your peers would be a much worse prospect. 12. Staying Calm After reading the review the first time, put it aside. Come back to it later, reading the paper closely to decide whether the criticisms were valid and how you can address them. You will often find that reviewers make criticisms that are off-target because they misinterpreted some aspect of your paper. If so, don’t let it get to you — just rewrite that part of your paper more clearly so that the same misunderstanding won’t happen again. It’s frustrating to have a paper rejected because of a misunderstanding, but at least it’s something you can fix. On the other hand, criticisms of the content of the paper may require more substantial revisions — rethinking your ideas, running more tests, or redoing an analysis. 13. Common mistakes Avoiding Common Errors Mistakes in table numbering, incorrect figure sequences, misaligned columns, as well as the unauthorized usage of data from other research papers, can prove to be quite detrimental to a researcher’s career, especially someone in the early stages of their career. 14. Choosing A Publisher When it comes to choosing where to publish your paper, there are three available – national conferences, international conferences, and journals. While national conferences are the perfect place for scholars and researches in the early stages of their careers, international conferences are more apt for intermediate ones. Journals are reserved for those with a reputation for proven research ability and skill in the field. It often takes decades for a researcher to become reputable enough to be able to publish a paper in a world-class journal. The scrutiny in international conferences is more than that of national conferences, where proven results are not really necessary. Even the most general of hypotheses are encouraged. Another advantage of conferences over journals is that feedback is instant, because of the fact that a researcher has to present their findings in front of an audience.