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?
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.
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.
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
On some aspects for contact with rigid surfaces: Surface-to-rigid surface and curves-to-rigid surface algorithms
Article in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 283:74–105 · January 2015
Impact Factor: 2.96 · DOI: 10.1016/j.cma.2014.08.013