I'm an undergraduate student of Computer Science. I have been working on a software project all summer, and is successfully completed now.
The project is an assistive technology , a unique piece of software or program which runs on the Desktop/Laptop for peoples with disabilities.
My teachers have recommended me to write a research paper on it and publish it in a international journal or a well recognized journal.
But I don't know if a software is worth writing a paper on.? and would it be accepted in any standard journal of IT.?
Do I have to include the code in the paper.? or provide a web link in the paper to the software project to be reviewed by the peers.?
Also there is some related work/papers published in some fake/bogus international journals , the papers are poorly written , the papers feels like they are written by some high school kids plus their projects are nowhere available on the Internet, the actual products that they have developed and is the topic of their research paper is no where to be found on the Internet. (ok I have to admit the authors (students) are from India).
Now the question is that do i have to cite to these poor papers on these fake international journals.? do i have to mention them as a related work.? would it be considered plagiarism if i claim that there have never been any work done on this Topic although my project has additional features and different approaches and privacy related solutions that were not solved or mentioned in those fake journals and their papers.?
Those papers are not just immaturely written but the same papers has different authors in different fake journals.
I'm just worried that even if i mention those papers as related work, it might downgrade my paper as the quality of those papers is really really cheap, and if i show my work as original work which is never been done before might cost me plagiarism related issues .
Would really appreciate any research scholar to guide me.