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I have published two research works in Q1 and Q2 journals, working as a research assistant (co-author). I am wondering whether the published work increases my chances of acceptance for a master's program, if all other factors are good but not exceptional. The two works improved the state-of-the-art in a particular subfield and my involvement in both works was very much in every aspect of the research, from idea development, modeling to writing.

Note: my field is electrical engineering

Edit: To add more substance, would having such publications and research experience make me an equivalent candidate to, say, someone applying with ~4.0 GPA but no research experience? Which usually aims high when applying (for reference, my GPA is 3.7)

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Yes! It shows you have experience with (and are good at) writing and research. It would be even better if you could get a letter of recommendation from someone you worked with on these research works.