Professor Khalid Khan shares useful tips on how to get research paper published

By: 24 News      Published: 07:48 PM, 28 Jul, 2021
Professor Khalid Khan shares useful tips on how to get research paper published

Many assume the process of getting research published to revolve around identifying a certain clinical issue, gathering relevant data and then compiling it to send it off to the publisher. The reality is far from it though as the submission of the paper is the secondary task of getting research published. The primary task of getting research published is to create a research article abiding by all the rules and regulations to avoid first-hand rejection from the editors themselves. Professor Dr. Khalid Khan has over 25 years of experience as Chief Editor, along with providing assistance to health researchers with the right tools and tips to create structured manuscripts that editors love to publish. During one of his webinars, Dr. Khalid Khan addresses healthcare staff and enlightens them with the necessary information to compile a research manuscript.

The first thing that the editors focus on when they receive a research paper are title page, the abstract and the introduction. The paper could very well be stopped here from being peer reviewed if problems arise at this step. Getting the title right is important to intrigue the reader and make them read more. The title should not include question marks or abbreviations so as to not sway the actual meaning and research contained in the article. Dr Khalid Khan further elaborates on the importance of getting the graphs and tables of the research manuscript correct as those prove the validity of the collected research data

According to Dr Khalid Khan, “Your paper will be online within seven to ten days of acceptance…these messages do not arrive in your inbox unless you have done due diligence in your research and have focused effort in writing and presenting it in a manner that is easy for editors to accept.”

The process of getting research published is a long one which includes conceiving the idea, then the required protocol is developed, ethical approval is obtained, patients are followed up and the whole process can take about 10 years or more in a large clinical trial, which means a lot of patience is required on part of good scientific teams. Systematic reviews can be completed and published more quickly. 

With numerous accolades and titles, including Spinoza Professor at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Sims Black Professor at the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London; and Beatriz Galindo Distinguished Investigator at the University of Granada in Spain, Professor Dr. Khalid Khan has been at the top of his field for decades. Beyond his many credentials, Dr. Khalid Khan is the lead author of the highly acclaimed book ‘Systematic Reviews to Support Evidence-based Medicine’, which won a British Medical Association Medical Book award. Being one of the top researchers in his field, the professor is now a member of the Pakistan Government's coronavirus scientific task force which collectively assesses evidence and advises on activities to respond to the ongoing challenges. 

Dr. Khalid Khan offers worldwide assistance to health researchers with research planning and writing. Furthermore, he has delivered writing courses directed at healthcare staff at any grade giving them the tools, tips, and tricks with which to prepare and submit convincing manuscripts for publication. Dr. Khalid Khan has been invited to give courses to a worldwide audience in over 37 countries including the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, China, Japan, Mongolia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Kenya, Tanzania, Argentina, and the EU (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Spain, Italy).

In 2003, he founded Health Education Research (HER) Ltd,, a company that is passionate about perfection in research which takes ideas from hypothesis generation to publication and impact. HER Ltd has its expertise in developing the study design, writing protocols, seeking ethical and regulatory approvals, overseeing study conduct, planning data analyses, manuscript writing, peer-review, revisions, and dissemination.