Is there any software to search for keywords to add to my manuscript?
Adding the correct keywords is one of the most important aspects of manuscript drafting. Keyword search results help researchers to find articles that are relevant to their own research interest. These results also let researchers know what other scientists are working on similar projects and what journals may accept their submissions.
While finding keywords, one must look for the following guidelines:
- Should represent key concepts
- Should be descriptive
- Should reflect a collective understanding of the topic
Following are few tools one may use while finding the keywords for the manuscript according to the field of study:
All of these tools are based upon continuously changing and improving algorithms and claim to be reliable and effective. Add the expertise of a seasoned research librarian and authors can feel secure in their keyword selection process. Another important aspect of keyword selection is its impact on citations. An article that is easy to find is more likely to be cited. Regarding the realm of citations and increasing online visibility, Google Scholar is a tool that allows users to search for digital or physical copies of articles. Results appear in order of the author’s ranking, the number of references linked to it and their relevance to other scholarly literature, and the ranking of the publication in which the article appears. This tool is useful when investigating an article’s position among others of similar content.
While adding the keywords, a researcher must remember to:
- Limit keywords/phrases to 3-4
- Use synonyms of keywords throughout
- Reuse keywords and phrases throughout article or abstract
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