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Started 27th Apr, 2021

Does impact factor play any major role on any B.Sc/M.Sc student's application for phd?

I have just completed my B.Sc(Engineering) in EEE from University of Dhaka. I have some research experience (both theoritical and practical). I am preparing to publish some of the works I had done in the previous years in some journals. But I don't know how much this will affect in my future application to professors for phd program. Besides, I am also curious to know about the role of a journal's Impact factor on a new researcher like me. Like if I manage to publish my work in a low impact factor journal, would it cause any negative impression on my professor whom am I mailing to?

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28th Apr, 2021
Shahran Ahmed Joy
University of Dhaka
@Babak Jamshidi thank you so much for your replies

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27th Apr, 2021
Babak Jamshidi
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Usually, its effect is ignorable. An outstanding paper (contribution to science) in very high-profiled journals catches their eyes, but there is no significant difference between IF 0.5 and 1.25. The contribution is much more important and your experience to author/co-author a paper.
28th Apr, 2021
Shahran Ahmed Joy
University of Dhaka
@Babak Jamshidi Thank you so much for your reply.
I had another question, what things should I keep in my concern if I want to publish my work in high IF journal?
28th Apr, 2021
Proloy Barua
BRAC University
I agree with Babak Jamshidi Regarding your follow up questions, (i) do not submit your manuscript in predatory journals in your field, (ii) try to submit your manuscript in peer reviewed journals, (iii) strictly follow journal's submission guidelines (sometimes called instructions for authors), finally, (iv) explore scope of particular journal that should match your topic.
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28th Apr, 2021
Babak Jamshidi
Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
Focus on contribution. Be patient. If you set some great objectives for yourself, repeated failures saddens you. Notice that you have a long way to be so competent and powerful to author a good paper. You need a great goal, a great idea, a great contribution, a great writing style, a great aesthetic subtlest, and a deep publication experiences. At the moment, you may think that your paper is a great sample of scientific research, but, after some years, you will grow and aquire knowledge, you will be more experienced, you will get an insightful expert, you will find it was not so outstanding. Best wishes, Babak Jamshidi
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