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How to write for international journals (title and abstract guide)

Early-stage researchers have the challenge of getting their papers accepted and published by well-established international journals. The major reason for this challenge is their ability and experience to understand what the editors of these top-tier journals look in a research paper. 

To avoid rejections and too much editing work of your research paper it is important to understand and write it according to the journal’s requirements. It is not an easy task. Kyle Vogan, in his speech at Career Expo 2015, has shared some insights that are helpful for students to understand how to write for international journals. Kyle Vogan is a senior editor at Nature Genetics, a famous and established international journal. 

He focused on carefully crafting the titles and abstracts of the research paper to get it accepted for publishing. He emphasized using titles and abstracts in such a way that the reader has enough confidence to believe that the paper has the actual data to support the claims made in it. These signposts should have information on study design, experimental evidence, sample size, and main conclusion as well. 

So, if you don’t want to cry in desperation “please someone write my research paper for me!”, we advise you to read carefully the text below. Here is a brief overview of his speech that will help you understand better how title and abstract should look in a research paper written for an international journal. 

Titles Should Be Simple and Specific: 

According to Vogan, titles should follow the DEF rule. DEF is an acronym of declarative, engaging, and focused. The title should also be able to encapsulate your paper novelty and simply understandable on its first reading. 

A declarative title means that it should make a statement about something that can be an object, an action verb, or a subject. A title is engaging if it is not overly technical. The focused title is short and specific. 

Here are a few other things that he emphasized to keep in mind for writing a topic of your research paper. 

  • You should write in an active verb rather than a passive verb. 
  • No need to use the words that do not add to the story of the paper such as investigation, on this, study, etc. 
  • Deliver your message in the title specifically. 
  • Avoid jargon and acronyms when possible that will make the title too specific. 
  • No need to be overly assertive in your titles. For example, you may claim a cause and effect relationship while data shows only a correlation. 
  • Titles should present outcomes and conclusions rather than teasing the reader. Titles with question marks usually get rejected. 

These are the simple rules but do not become too obsessive with them. Every good title may not tick every box according to Kyle Vogan. It is normally a trade-off between DEF as some titles may be declarative and focused only and not engaging and it may be the opposite case for other titles. 

To the Point Abstracts: 

An abstract should be to the point according to Kyle Vogan. He shared a simple method for writing an abstract. This method starts with a general statement to give the reader an idea of context. It follows the problem statement and the main results. The abstract should end with a summary and the value it adds to the previous research. 

He recommended to include keywords in the abstract and avoid too many details, abbreviations, and acronyms. 

We hope this guide will help you to start your article well and get your dream journal publication.

To The Insecurities!

The way people think is different and the way I think is different. Isn’t so? All it depends on the perspective of things other people consider or I consider being a human while looking at different situations. Insecurities are such things that have ruin many people’s lives today, that is needed to be taken care of or that is being based on judgments. The self doubt needed to be cleared. People should also understand the importance of their own perspectives and insecurities are not the final option. Mostly people with insecurities can have good sense of humor or most driven person but they will never consider themselves in that way. This is why insecurities are not valued but needed to be valued the most.

Earlier in the 90s era, as compared to men, many of the restrictions were imposed on women which hinders only from the perspective of others whereas some who don’t let any of the insecurities put on them are strong enough and had achieved a lot in their life. Today, when we talk about equality, mostly we can found equality between men and women but some still needed to accept the theory or importance of equality. People are insecure about their looks, talent, lack of communication skills, etc. They fear for judgments and that gives insecurities. People with no fear of any judgments or believing themselves are living a good quality of life with happiness. The judging nature of people hinders a person’s life, their growth, or left them with dealing with harder situations and so on. This is what insecurity is all about.

Some interesting facts about insecure people:

  1. Avoid meeting new people
  2. Fear of judgment
  3. Not considering themselves better as compared to others
  4. Not being true to themselves
  5. For them, everything is just like nothing

This just can ruin people’s lives but also make them doubt in themselves. The reason is not just because people are being judgmental towards your way of living but also by letting those people judge you for your way of living. As if their beliefs make sense in your life. The motive of telling these facts is that people should start believing in themselves. This will help in overcoming self-doubt and becoming strong with self-confidence in life or having a good quality of living a human being’s life.

In the end, no one is doomed to fail. Even if you fail then learn from it. Make it better for next time. There is always a second chance or sometimes more. Improve the quality of life not just by judging the people or letting their judgments affect your quality of life. Don’t just look for negativities either look for positivity or the best. Live in reality rather than living in imaginary situations. Also, try to spend time with your family and friends or those who care for you. This is the beauty of life.

” Wanting a positive experience is a negative experience; accepting a negative experience is a positive experience.”- Alan Watts

Why Being So Dramatic?

The drama which you like, I like and which we like to enjoy. It doesn’t matter of the fact that either you are the audience or I being the “performer “or vice-versa. So what is drama? A dramatic movie that insists on some kind of happy ending starting with some sort of pathetic things. The answer to this is an absolute no. Drama in movies is an imaginary situation that we people often created or imagine in our minds even though we are busy or not. What drama means is probably the problems you suffer, I suffer or the rest of the people suffer in their respective life.

Did you notice above that I called our life problem as drama? Strange though and funny too. Exactly what people think of someone’s life problems. The imaginary situations in the movies are being related by we people in real life. Although we know that those imaginary situations are just a fake world. We still begin to imagine those situations in a little more creative ways like you are the hero and people with opinions becomes villains’ in that kind of act. And those are the ones which are called an audience.

Someone has nicely said, “If our fingers are not likely the same as another one then how can we expect someone just the same as we are.” You are different from your beliefs and I am different from my own beliefs. It’s just that you are not me and I am not you. Although we have some similar problems still the way we handle those problems are completely different. Similarly, whatever you do is your own decision and let the drama of your life which means dramatic people, dramatic audience, dramatic opinions, and the dramatic villains throw out of your life just like we ignore the crew names that are being presented at the end of the movie.

There are just two motivations to do anything throughout everyday life: an) on the grounds that it feels better, or b) since it’s something you accept to be acceptable or right. At times these two reasons adjust. Something feels better AND is the proper activity and that is simply screwing phenomenal. We should set up a gathering and eat cake.

But to note that sometimes that crew members are the ones behind the successful movie. That means if the audience or dramatic audience will no longer in your life than the success will be like the water without any taste and color. Hence, dramatic ones will push you forward and will help you to find your success but someday will bring you down too. You need to be careful and strong with a never-ending attitude.

“Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.”
― Mark Manson

CBSE result declared -what are the positives & negatives?

13th, july, 2020, the day CBSE declared the result of class 12th board examination, which were held haphazardly, only due to the ongoing series of a pandemic called the Novel Coronavirus. Students gave their sweat and hearts to perform gloriously in the examinations, some passed away with flying colors, but unfortunately some were unable to stand up to their own and the family’s expectations.

The total passing percentage of students has been recorded an incredible increase of 5.38% compared to 2019, and it touched the parameter of 88.78%. Where girls outshine the boys.

But, it was not the end of the session, as CBSE decided not to announce the merit list, which is a great step indeed. People were still worried and dumbstruck listening about a girl getting 100% pass percentage.

Consequently, every body have their opinion about the results declared. While some applaud the efforts made by students,as well as CBSE for declaring such positive results, some other group of people reckon that, it is an unfair decision or way to promote the students, i.e. without taking any examination.

The positives –

Amid the pandemic, when everyone panicked about the completion of the remaining examinations. The Central Board of Secondary Education, decided not to mention the names of the meritorious students, in order to lower the burden of competition among students, and more importantly the parents.

Also, it has miraculously swept away the mental pressure that earlier alarmed as a bell in the students’ ears. Along with lowered burden of competition, the news have not been exposed by the media like a wild fire, consequently avoiding all the stuff that was heard from the neighbors, relatives, family members, friends, and the teachers. Let’s take in other way, the pandemic proved to them, a saviour, a Messiah, the escape from all the problems that could have possibly bumped into them, then.

The negatives –

While there were many things that made everyone very happy and light headed. The other flip of the coin has to reveal something else;since teachers were the unable to gather at the centers to check out the copies,due to the norms set up by the government, the sheets were directly sent to them at their respective homes to fulfill the same,without any eye keeping a check on them, leniency was at its best. Therefore making it easy for the students to score more than what they really deserved.

It is clear that, the earlier batches who gave their sweat and heart to achieve the highest score, but, instead, the present batch was passed without any pressure among them,doing injustice to the previous ones. Ease in the checking criteria, will definitely result in an increase in cut off in many of the top universities of the country,making it difficult for them to nail the admission criteria in the top universities of the country.

Despite there being so much hubbub about the examinations and the consequences of those, the pandemic has proven the humans that, conducting the exams, along with classes, and many other things online is a new way to live our lives.

Are women really empowered?

“What are you staring at?” groaned a twenty year old job aspirant, when fifty three year bald headed man unapologetically stared at her breast.

People, try and oftentimes associates the word empowerment with women actively participating in every single field that a man is capable to pitch in. Be it handling the economy of a country, or handling the economy of his own house. But, the question remains unanswered, as when activists and feminists go up and strike to ask whether it is the only way to describe women empowerment, or it is beyond the coverage of human brain?

What is missing in the whole argument is the word “equality”. Even the longest Constitution of the world claims that –

No citizen shall, on grounds only of religion, race, caste, sex, place of birth or any of them, be subject to any disability, liability, restriction or conditions.

When the Constitution itself provides us with the idea of equality among all, then on what grounds do we differentiate the two? But, certainly, we can. For us,our society equality has now a new definition, giving especialised equality to female. Deepa Karmakar, Sunny Leone, Nirmala Sitharaman, Chanda Kochhar, or any commoner, never have thought that they could be the moonlight of their respective fields, but at what cost? When they are looked upon as a “woman” working in the community where men are supposed to be the ace of cards . Be it in terms of salary the are paid, or handling the chorus of the work place, or capability to act against a man, if she is a human being with XX chromosomes, she is objectified, “Oh! A woman has joined us. “Or “Wow! Woman sprinter has won a medal. ” Or what happens the most is looked upon as an object to be healthily flirted with.

But, but, but, nevertheless, it is not the fault that lies with the man. God’s plan has been so, therefore, its an obvious nature for a human being with XY chromosome to get attracted towards the one who has biological been given “that one”, when in mother’s womb. Women stands guilty, here, for embarrassingly enjoying, her own objectification, and not complaining at the same time. Rabindranath Tagore has very beautifully quoted –

You are a woman, by serving you must worship, and by serving you must rule.

Which is true at some point. If a woman can worship by bestowing her services to the world, how come, she can’t rule by providing the same services to herself? The same care, the same affection, the same love, the same respect. At the end of the day, it is us, or the women community, who have to rise up for themselves, if they want empowerment to be a real phenomenon, unlike the ones, who, at one flip of the coin support feminism and the idea of feminism, but at the other flip of the coin, grabs every chance to showcase that they are women, and women only seek help, and feel weak at the knees.

The idea how much you love yourself the most, is finally the path to shackle the boundaries of criticism, and at the same time empowering every individual women in a real sense. Empowerment will definitely fall on the feets of those who will understand main reason behind approaching towards it, and therefore achieving thereal women empowerment.

Behind every successful man, is a woman that pushes him”.☺🤞

Inspirational..

A group of tourists visited a Crocodile Farm and was on a floating structure in the middle of a pool with many huge crocodiles. The owner of the Crocodile Farm threw a challenge to his guests: “Whoever dares to jump in, swim to the edge and survive, will be awarded with 1 thousand dollars”.The silence was deafening… “No one dares to move.” Suddenly, a man jumped into the pool.. he was chased by the crocodiles.. but with luck, he eventually made it out of the pool, to the admiration of the other guests. The owner of the Crocodile Farm announced.. “We have a brave winner” After collecting his reward and all was over, the couple went back to their hotel room. The “brave man” asked his wife.. “I did not jump in… SOMEONE PUSHED ME ???” His wife smiled and coolly said, ” it’s me” So now you know.”Behind every successful man, is a woman that pushes him”.

Marriages- a pure relation or a money deal

A great marriage isn’t something that just happens; it’s something that must be created.” – Fawn Weaver

Almost everybody, once in their lifetime, must have heard of the great saying, marriages are made in heaven. One of the purest of all relations that exist on the earth, is certainly in danger in one or the other manner.

Child marriage, have been into practice in our country for many centuries, but it is due to the tireless works of Keshab Chandra Sen, founder of Brahmo Samaj, the ill mentality which was pulping in earlier are now demolished from it’s roots. Another practice that prevailed during mid eighteenth and late nineteenth century, Dowry System, was also a big reason to worry. Since, it put great financial strain on the bride’s family, its ebolition was a must. But, today, these practices have almost come to an end, and people are leading towards more independent and maverick lives.

Although, the ill practices that were prevailing earlier in the Indian subcontinent, have now been put to an end, or we can say that, though not from the roots, above the board, it is all sorted. But, at the same time, a more ill and heart melting practice is being put into force, by most of the literate, along with illiterate people, i.e. people nowadays sale their bride and groom, in order to get them married at any cost.

It is a common tendency among Indians to get their children married once they enter their twenties, but if their marriage happens to fail, any cost is being given to the other party, in order to get them married. The reason why these things happen is the greed, as well as the pathetic excuse for their getting old.

And the only meaning driven out of these practices is that, people, or the young people, are being sold out, under the name of getting married, which is often hidden behind the pure and holy relation of marriage. Which is equal to a crime, also, it can be associated with Human Trafficking. It is simply selling of people, but the only difference here is, they know at what price, and where they are being sold to.

It is a common practice in most of the hindu families, that are supposed to be one of the literate class, but unfortunately are into such practices that lead to detoriation of the human values, and morals, along with cultural heritage. We often blame it on most of the Muslim families, or people that they are much more into practices such as marrying more than one lady, instead all are equally guilty in promoting every kind of ill practice that is prevailing in the society, and continue to be there forever.

It is a massive problem, that has settled its roots into the society, behind the name of marriage. Often, it is neglected and taken for granted, but until its ebolition is done with a force, it will take over the society forever and will detoriate the pureness of such a relation.

Ways to make college more fun and productive

Along with passing out of the school comes anxiety, curiosity, excitement, and nerves starts cracking up, as to even think about how and what will be it like going to be a college, which is apparently whole of a new place to be in. There are certain ambitions, and goals;a plethora of feelings just move in and around the head, making the new kid on the block, a bit stressed out.

Going to the college, is like entering into a world, where you have to fight, fight for your identity. The new age teens are abruptly taken into perplexity, chaos and astonishment, at the same time, forgetting that they could make most of their college life by opting enormous number of other course works and activities which they really looked forward, since their childhood. As, college is not just a place where education is to be cramped up, with education comes up many other optional activities that seize to make a apprentice really settle down in the world.

  • Here are some ways in which a fresher can make college a fun place –

Joining into a society –

College is a place with vast array of opportunities, as well as activities, one can opt for anything they desire for. And for the sake of the same, they provide large options to join in any society of their interest, these can be –

  • Music society
  • Dramatics society
  • Dance society
  • Fashion society
  • Debating society
  • Entrepreneurship cell
  • Fine arts
  • Cyber clan
  • Photography society
  • Other academic societies

Joining into these societies is both, fun as well as, a lot of knowledge is gained about every bit of life. Whether it is the team work, or time management, handling the posts, life skills, and makes the person ready to get go for a career opportunity in these fields only.

Activities to take up in college –

If a student feels it hectic or not worth much to be part of any society of the college, many activities are still there that can enhance their knowledge at both the grounds of education and skills. Such as –

  • NCC
  • NSS
  • Sports
  • Joining student union

Taking up these, as a part of their curriculum can make their college life more interesting, and the students could really make these a most important, and integral parts of their college.

Choices out of college –

Sometimes it becomes very difficult for a stranger just to choose what the college offers him/her, and end up hanging on between DOs and DON’Ts. But the societies and activities of college are not the end of the choices life has to offer to them. Opportunities out of college is available to them –

  • Internship programs
  • Language classes
  • Preparing for competitive exams
  • Joining NGOs
  • Providing classes to students at school level
  • Opting for other courses

There is a world beyond books, and to experience that is the best education of all.

Taking up these activities,courses and programs as a part of college education, not only is a chance to enhance knowledge, but can also lead to improve at life skills. Activities as these can also become a a greatareer option for the student, if they really want to be in the field.

It is not difficult to choose what society or activity one has to go for. Just, the student skeeing upto doing something can try and let himself/herself know what they were wanting to do, since childhood, or in which field they best find their career as, which activities attract them the most; or even if they desire to choose something that they have nothing experienced, can also be a good part to take up.

The pride Month

Recently, people suddenly came up with the posts on social media, using the hashtags, pride, or pride month, and etc. But, many of us may be wondering with many questions stuck to our minds, why? What is it? Where? When? How?

Although, there is a huge mass of people vocal about such a topic as this, but many still feel bad, or to say embraced in thinking about every aspect of a human being’s physique, which is a great reason to worry. It is not what we expect from the generation of sciences and revolutions, they must be vocal for the issues that are prevailing in the current society, and are making people in their surroundings and even themselves, mentally distressed, which is even worse than any physical tensions.

What is the pride ?

Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of self affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that blosters most LGBT rights movements.

It is not a recent phenomenon that we are experience through, but has a long history that commemorates a turning point in a country’s LGBT history, for example Moscow Pride in May for the anniversary of Russia’s 1993 decriminalization of homosexuality.

The common symbol of pride are the rainbow or pride flag, the lowercase Greek letter lambda, the pink triangle, and the black triangle.

The history of Pride Month –

LGBT Pride Month occurs in United States to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969.As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people had in the world.

It is because of the struggles of a Bisexual activist Brenda Howard, who is also known as The Mother of Pride,coordinated the first LGBT pride march, and she also originated the idea for a week-long series of events around Pride Day, which then become the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June. Not only Brenda, the two Presidents of the United States have officially declared a pride month. And Barack Obama even said

I call upon all Americans to observe this month by fighting prejudice and discrimination in their own lives and everywhere it exists. –

Proclamation 8529 by U. S President Barack Obama, May 28,2010

Although,from both outside and inside the LGBT community,there is criticism and protest against pride events. The “Straight Pride” incidents have gained some media attention,especially when they involve government and public institutions.

Pride Month 2020 –

2020 has been a year that has seen several changes happening around all over the world. And celebrating Pride Month, is one such event that has brought a great revolution around the world, people are more attentive towards what one feel, or what a person has to say about their sexuality, neglecting the orthodoxy of the past.

As well as being a month long celebration, Pride Month is also an opportunity to peacefully protest and raise political awareness of current issue facing the community. Parades are the prominent feature of Pride Month, and there are many street parties, community events, public speaking, street festivals and educational sessions all of which are covered by mainstream media and attracting millions of participants. The digital concert which was conducted recently, by the world’s best musicians and activists, is a significant step towards promoting pride and accepting every human being generously and with great respect.

Since, we have jumped into a generation of broad spectrum, where each and every human being has the right to be the way they are. It is definitely a great time to start talking over such issues that hold people behind, and make them feel comfortable and respected in every manner.

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India- land of large physiography

Unity in diversity, So is said about India, is not true only about its people, but it’s physiography, beautiful and insane. Mountain chains, large deserts, beautiful coastlines, beaches, ever flowing rivers, dense forests and the swampy landscapes, all put together to make a divine country, named, India. All these features make India a place worth visiting for, and thereby creating an increase in its rank up on the world stage.

India has been divided into six physiographic zones –

  • Northern and north-eastern mountain
  • Northern plain
  • Peninsular plateau
  • Indian desert
  • Coastal plains
  • Islands

North and north eastern mountains –

Starting right from the Himalayan mountain range, where the heaven on the earth, is one of the most prominent features of Indian physiographic divisions. It not only protects the country from external attacks, but also is responsible for the controlling of the winds flowing in and out of the country. Starting from Hindu Kush mountains in the West, covering all of the Northern India, these get plunge towards the North East, in the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

Northern plains –

Covering most of the Indian peninsula, the northern plains spread over 2.5-million km sq. Most of the production activities take place over this region, such as, farming, setting up of industrial areas, and other massive activities, also having the most fertile soil to grow crops, i.e. alluvial soil. The region is a way, or the region sustains India’s most of the perennial rivers, like The Ganga, The Yamuna, The Son, etc and etc.

Peninsular plateau –

Peninsular region is the oldest part of the Indian subcontinent. Most of the variations in the land geography, one can find plateaus, fold mountains, ridges, and contains most of the mountain ranges. Peninsular region of India is most famous for its forest areas and diverse range of flaura and fauna.

Desert –

Two type of deserts can be found in India

  • Hot desert
  • Cold desert

Hot desert covers the Western most states of the country, Rajasthan, Gujarat. But the type of deserts still differ from each other, in terms of appearance and salinity. The desert in Gujarat is more saline and is white in appearance, but in the region of Rajasthan, it is alike other deserts found in many of the parts of the world.

Cold desert of India is in the Ladakh region, which is also the coldest and highest regions of the country.

Coastal areas and Islands –

India is bestowed with a large coastline,running from Gujarat towards the South,and ending up in the state of West Bengal. It is because of this large coastal area, most of the economic developments could take place in the country,whether it is fishing, extraction of natural resources,development of ports, and way for exports and imports.

Major islands of the country are Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep,where natural resources are easily available in abundant amount.

This diversity in the physiography of India makes it a beauty of the earth and the presence of natural resources makes the subcontinent into a land which is more favorable for human growth.