There are open access publishers and journals which send unsolicited invitation to authors to submit an article for publication. Their main purpose is to be financially profitable, but they lack any real professionalism and do not meet scholarly standards. These journals are called predatory (or parasite) journals. If you publish your article in a predatory journal you may not be able to publish it again in a serious scientific journal. Furthermore, it can harm your scientific reputation, so it is recommended to thoroughly examine the journal you wish to send your article to.
ORCID (Open Research and Contributor Identifier) is an international universally accepted and used unique author ID. Its use can resolve identification problems caused by common names, different spellings of the same name, and name and institutional changes. More and more publishers prescribe the use of ORCID and make it a requirement for the submission of a manuscript. ORCID is free and it only takes a few minutes to create one.
The use of reference management software facilitates the creation of bibliographies. In most cases, several citation styles are available to the users, and these software are also capable of organising scientific citations. Users can store and later rediscover specifications of the collected citations, and add attachments (e.g. images, videos) and comments as well. Most frequently used reference management software:
Authors wishing to publish often find it difficult to decide which journal should they send their manuscript to, which journal is most suited for their scientific expectations. You should consider the followings when choosing the most fitting journal: