Process to Publish in a Journal

Once you have completed writing your paper, the process to publish in a journal is outlined below:

Find the correct journal after considering the type of article, references, the journal’s aims and scope, availability of journal, and its performance metrics. This is essential in reaching your target audience. Submit your paper to only one journal at a time.

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Our experts shortlist 3 to 5 journals best-suited for your manuscript and prepare a report listing the pros and cons of submitting to each. You can avoid unnecessary rejection by submitting your manuscript to journals that match your study.

Prepare your manuscript to conform to journal requirements - Formatting of the content based on the journal’s guidelines, draft an impressive cover letter for your study, a professional English editing certificate and a manuscript assessment report, are all factors that can increase your chances of acceptance.

All aspects of the submission will be addressed by our Premium Editing service. You can get a well-written, well-structured manuscript that will increase your chances of acceptance by your target journal. Apart from fixing errors related to language and grammar, Premium Editing ensures that you work has been edited with specific knowledge of your subject. Our experts check the logical flow of a manuscript.

Plagiarism Check

Journals don’t take kindly to plagiarism because it represents a violation of ethical publication standards, and often leads to rejection. A rejection due to plagiarism can tarnish an author’s reputation and credibility as a researcher.

Our Plagiarism Check service,, will identify passages in your manuscript that could be flagged by the journal as instances of accidental plagiarism.

Artwork Preparation

Artwork such as graphs, photographs, illustrations, diagrams, or other visuals are essential to effectively communicate your findings. Every journal has specific guidelines for technical artwork, which can often be cumbersome. Our Artwork Preparation service will ensure that your artwork meets all the journal requirements, both before your submission and after your paper has been accepted. Our graphic design specialists understand technical artwork guidelines and have expertise in dealing with artwork preparation guidelines of various journals.

Peer Review

As part of the submission, the journal will peer review your study before deciding whether to publish it. Reviewers determine the validity, significance, and originality of your study, and may suggest improvements to the manuscript and the study. Based on the recommendation of the peer review committee, editors can accept, accept with revisions, or reject a manuscript.

Popular scientific journals reject four out of every five manuscripts they receive. Using our Rapid Technical Review service you can get our expert panelists, all of whom have published peer-reviewed papers, to review your paper and provide constructive comments so that you can improve your manuscript BEFORE you submit it to your desired journal.


Now that your manuscript is ready, you must prepare it for submission along with a cover sheet. Now you need to create an account with the journal on their website, and then entire submission process is then to be completed.

This process is complicated and time-consuming. Having worked with over 154,000 authors, we understand the journal’s expectations and we can handle this process for you.


In the event where the journal accepts your work with revisions, the journal’s chief editor will provide you with questions and suggestions for editing, which you will be required to respond to. Your manuscript will also have to be revised based on these suggestions. Our manuscript resubmission support will help handle this aspect.

If your submission is rejected for not matching the journal guidelines, you should consider reformatting the manuscript per the guidelines of another journal that is appropriate for your study. Our Publication Support Packs are designed to assist you with all such requirements:

We understand this entire process is extremely complicated and tiresome. With our publication support packs, you can leave the onerous task of managing the submission and publication process to Editage. Trust our years of experience in dealing with leading academic journals and let us manage the entire process with minimal hassles for you.

Hopefully the aforementioned information has clarified your doubts about successfully publishing your papers in reputed peer-reviewed journals. We look forward to helping you with the publication process for your manuscript!

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