This is the first time I got points for reviewing a journal article. Yes this is gamification in paper review. This journal is one of my favourite journals in the area of e-Health and it is categorised as Q1 journal indexed in Web of Science. I was surprised and at the same time very excited when I received the invitation to review an article. I wonder what and how is it I was invited heheh. After reading the paper, then I realised that the authors has cited our paper which was also published in a Q1 journal. : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2017.05.008
And Wow, yes this paper has been cited 35 times (as reported by Google Scholar)!
So there are 2 main benefits for publishing in journals indexed in Web of Science:
- The chance and probability that your published paper is being cited is higher
- You got to chance to be invited as a reviewer. This enables us to build up our research profile and build linkages with journal editors.
In this example, I gained points for accepting to review the paper assigned and gained points for the reason that one of my articles was cited in the paper being assigned. This is cool.
I see this as the strategy of the journal to motivate reviewers to submit the completed review ahead of time (also gained more points). In addition, points accumulated can be used to pay the article processing fee, since this Q1 journal indexed in Web of Science is charging authors for publications.
Alhamdulillah, for this experience. Apart from assisting UTM to achieve good standing and marks for the MyRA Audit, actually we should realise that publishing in Q1 and Q2 journal articles provide vast benefits to researchers. Let us aim for this. Unless… you publish and do not bother if other researchers read them or not, then why publish? ha ha ha
Yes, it is not easy to publish in the reputable journals, but we have to start some where.
Read and learn from the articles published in those journal
Write write write to leave a legacy
Write write write to contribute to knowledge
Write write write to share your thoughts
Write write write to benefit others
READ & WRITE!