In this blog series we outlines six important steps that should be taken before preparing a scientific manuscript for publication in a
peer-reviewed journal. It contains important information that will help you to write your manuscript and address the requirements of the
journal, the editor, and the reviewers. Following these steps will ensure that your manuscript is considered for publication and will
maximise the chance of acceptance of your manuscript.
You have done the research and
have collected the results. It is now time to publish your manuscript in an academic journal. There are many factors to consider when
choosing the target journal.
By the time you start looking at
the homepage of a journal, you should have already decided your target audience. You should be looking for information that will tell you if
this is the right journal.
The author guidelines contain
important information that will help you to prepare your manuscript. It is important to check these guidelines before you start writing your
The reviewer guidelines are often
overlooked by authors, but they contain a wealth of information that will help with the preparation of a manuscript. Knowing what the
reviewers are asked to assess will help you during the writing.
After identifying the target
audience and learning about the requirements of your target journal, the next step is to choose the most appropriate article type.
As an important part of the submission
process, the cover letter is your first opportunity to make an impression. In this guide we discuss the different elements that should be
included in a cover letter.