Some researchers seem forever to stumble and miss seeing the obvious. Professor Mcloughlin will share his experiences by pointing to some all-too-frequently encountered barriers to publishing success. From his perspective as a long-time journal editor, he will share ‘insider-knowledge’ about the most common mistakes made when submitting manuscripts. Errors can doom the prospects of a submission before it even gets sent out for full review. Sadly, slipups are equally a feature of veterans’ submissions as well as those new to publishing.