Do you believe that journal publication is a simple process?
You write a research paper, send it to the journal office, and there you have it! Your paper will be published by the editors. If you believe that, you are mistaken. Submitting your paper for publication in your preferred journal can be time-consuming because many details must be addressed.
As a result, our publication support services experts are here to make your journal publication simple and successful. You can register as a good author in the eyes of the journal editors by following a checklist of do’s and don’ts when submitting your paper.
- Examine the journal’s scope and content description. The journal’s homepage gives you an idea of its scope. Still, you must go through the journal’s published articles and see if they match yours. If you are unsure, send the title and abstract of your paper to the journal office for a quick response.
- Read the “Instructions for Authors” of before submitting of research paper in journal.
- Examine your paper’s format. Keep the formatting for the final stage. To reduce your workload, consider the appropriate format according to the journal guidelines from the start.
- Discuss with your journal the costs of paper submission, colored photos, and reprints.
- Create a suitable cover letter. A cover letter should include not only the fact that you are submitting a paper, but also a summary of your novel findings and why you believe your work is appropriate for the journal. Remember to double-check that you address your letter to the editor of the journal to which you are submitting your paper.
- Make certain that you submit all of the required items along with your paper to the journal office.
- If you need help preparing your manuscript, include the name of your English-speaking colleague.
- Before submitting the manuscript, include the names of all authors as well as their comments. Set a deadline for all co-authors to provide feedback.
- After submitting, assume everything and sit back. Wait a few days after submitting your paper. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your paper, please contact the journal office. Similarly, if you have not received a status update on your paper within 6 weeks to two months, please contact the journal office.
- Take the reviewer’s comments to heart. Peer reviewers are not your critics, but they can help you polish your research paper. They don’t usually use personal language when commenting on your paper, but it does happen. So don’t take their remarks seriously.
- Postpone your paper revision. Most journals have a two-month deadline for you to submit your revised paper. Consider the reviewer’s suggestions and make the necessary changes as soon as possible.
- Your revisions will confuse the editors and reviewers. Thank them for their suggestions, and respond to each one in a clear and logical manner so that they don’t have to guess whether or not you addressed the issues adequately.
- Except when citing their reference, include previously published data.
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