Comprehensive Approach to Research Writing and Publication

Felix Kutsanedzie, Sylvester Achio, Edmund Ameko  © by the authors

ISBN: 978-1-940366-51-7
Published Date: September, 2015
Pages: 131
Paperback: $116
Publisher: Science Publishing Group
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Book Description

The main objective of this book is to help students, would-be-research fellows and lecturers to get a good grasp of the technicalities involved in the act of research writing and publishing. It starts with a chapter that introduces the readers to the various constituents of research proposal writing by explaining the various technical terms and how to handle them in practice.

The book gives a comprehensive way of approaching the research reporting thus making it a must read book for all tertiary students preparing for the project report write ups, and detailed explanation on how to do reference both in-text and out-of-text for the APA format.

The later chapters of this book concentrated things to do to get ones findings from a research disseminated to the targeted clientele of the research.

Author Introduction

Mr. Felix Kutsanedzie, the lead author of this book, is a Senior Research Fellow / lecturer and currently the Head of the Accra Polytechnic Research and Innovations Centre. He holds a MSc. degree in Bio-Engineering; BSc.(Agric-Mech); and an Adv. Dip. (Project Management). He is an Associate Editor of Directory Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and a prolific writer with several peer-reviewed publications to his credit.

Professor Sylvester Achio is currently the Rector of Accra Polytechnic and a professor at the Department of Science Laboratory Technology of Accra Polytechnic holds MSc. Hons. (Research) Agric (Agronomy), PGC Ed. (Russian Language), PhD. Bio. Sci. (Microbiology). He has authored several technical books, has presented papers at many national and international conferences, workshops, seminars as well as several peer-reviewed journal publications to his credit.

Mr. Edmund Ameko is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Science Laboratory Technology of Accra Polytechnic. He holds a BSc. in Biochemistry and MSc. degrees in Food Science and Technology, and currently the Dean, School of Applied Sciences at Accra Polytechnic. He is a prolific writer with several peer reviewed publications.

Table of Contents
  • The Whole Book

  • Front Matter

  • Chapter 1 Writing a Standard Research Proposal

    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Components of a Standard Research Proposal
    3. 1.3 A Sample of Academic or Research Proposal
    4. 1.4 A Sample of a Business Proposal
  • Chapter 2 Writing of Final Research Report

    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Abstract
    3. 2.3 Chapter One (Introduction)
    4. 2.4 Chapter Two (Literature Review)
    5. 2.5 Chapter Three (Materials and Methods)
    6. 2.6 Chapter Four (Results and Discussion)
    7. 2.7 Chapter Five (Conclusion and Recommendation)
  • Chapter 3 Referencing in Research Report Writing

    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Reasons for Referencing
    3. 3.3 The APA (America Psychological Association) Style of Referencing
  • Chapter 4 Introduction to Aspects Involved in Research Article Publication

    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Title of Paper (Article)
    3. 4.3 Authorship and Affiliations
    4. 4.4 Abstract
    5. 4.5 Keywords
    6. 4.6 Introduction of an Article
    7. 4.7 Methodology
    8. 4.8 Results and Discussion
    9. 4.9 Conclusion and Recommendation
  • Chapter 5 Selecting of Journal for Publication

    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Scope of a Journal
    3. 5.3 Standard of a Journal
  • Chapter 6 Overview of Formats of Some Journals

    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Journal Type One
    3. 6.3 How Authors are Informed about Acceptance of Articles
    4. 6.4 Fees Charged and Payment Mode
    5. 6.5 Journal Type Two
  • Chapter 7 Working Example: Converting Research Report to Publishable Article for Submission to Peer Review Journal

    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Sample of Unpublished Paper
    3. 7.3 Post Manuscript Submission
    4. 7.4 Payment of Publication Charges
    5. 7.5 Publication of the Article
  • Back Matter