Publications make scientific information publically available, and allow the rest of the academic audience to evaluate the quality of the research. There are various types of publications like Scholarly Journals, Professional or Trade Publications, Popular and General Interest Magazines. Scientific publications have their own identity, place and necessity. The Academic publications have a peer review system which maintains novelty, applicability and advancement in a given field of knowledge. There is fast online publication process to enhance the publication frequency and reduce the in process time expenditure. Scientometrics have developed which is the scientific measurement of the work of scientists, especially by way of analysing their publications and the citations within them. Citations of the references in the publications give credit to authors whose work they use and avoid plagiarism. Impact factor is used for the relative importance of a journal within its field, with journals with higher impact factors deemed to be more important than those with lower ones. Other related Indices are h-Index, I10-index etc. The review throws light on above discussed areas which will be helpful for budding researchers to get acquainted with of the publication related facts.
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Chanchal Deep Kaur. Research publications: Need for Academicians. Asian J. Res. Pharm. Sci. 2013; Vol. 3: Issue 4, Pg 220-228.