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#1 MagicalPotato



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Posted 27 April 2019 - 11:40 PM

Hey there!

I just finished my bachelors thesis on seed dormancy in Nordic medicinal plants. My mentor says we should publish it, and has asked for suggestions.

I'm pretty much drawing a blank. I usually just read what's published on various Facebook groups like "I fucking love Science" and "Neuroscience news and research" unsure.png


Any suggestions?

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Posted 28 April 2019 - 07:32 AM

If you are wanting to pursue a career in science, you will need to start reading papers - this is the only way to become familiar with what has happened in your field and what is currently happening. I would suggest starting with a reading a recent review on your topic, these are often the most accessible way of getting into the literature, as they summarize what is known about a (subset of) your field. Just be aware that usually the reviews are trying to sell a particular view point or are just something that (often a student) has written to get themselves familiar with the field, and so may not be complete in covering all the literature.


From your post it looks like you have two avenues - either you aim to publish in a botanical/plant biology journal or you aim for a ethno-botanical journal. I would think that general plant biology is probably more widely read and so more likely to boost your publishing indices (e.g. H factor) and name recognition. 


Just do a google search for "plant journals" (or "ethnobotany journals") and see what comes up. You can also try searches such as "plant journal and seed dormance" - have a look at the content in a couple of the journals and see if you and your supervisor think they publish research similar to what you have done, and so might be willing to publish your research, and then try to write the paper in they same style as the papers within and submit it. All journals have submission guidelines for the author somewhere on the journal's website.

#3 MagicalPotato



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Posted 28 April 2019 - 12:04 PM

Thank you so much for your reply! I didn't even consider ethno-botanical journals, and I'm guessing those would be good candidates. I'm also going to look up some plant biology journals.


(Just feel like I should clarify a bit. I have read other articles, but not as part of my spare time, and not on a regular basis. Just for particular assignments. The Facebook articles tend to be in my face, so to speak, and they are easy to squeeze in between homework. I'm working on a degree in agronomy, and I haven't really narrowed down what field to enter yet)

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