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Getting your work published in a peer-reviewed journal almost always involves revising your manuscript at least once. This article provides tips on revising your…
Tips for authors submitting a revised manuscript
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Once a manuscript is submitted to a journal, it goes through an initial screening process which involves a preliminary review by the journal editor. At this stage, the…
Editorial decision-making: what are the possible outcomes for a manuscript?
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Most journals require authors to submit a cover letter along with each manuscript submitted for publication. Unfortunately, few authors are aware of the actual impact…
10 Tips to write an effective cover letter for journal submission (Download - cover letter template)
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This post describes the features of a good cover letter. Read on for a simple checklist of dos and don’ts that you should keep in mind to write an effective…
Dos and don'ts for a great cover letter
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Is getting published in a journal one of your goals for this year? Publishing in journals is vital for researchers, but the path to publication can be arduous if you do…
A step-by-step guide to creating a journal publication schedule in 2018 (Download - Journal publication planning template)
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Once a paper is submitted to a journal, authors eagerly wait for the editorial decision. But how does the editor actually take the decision on a manuscript? This article…
Behind the scenes: How a journal editor reaches a decision on a manuscript after peer review
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What happens to a manuscript once it is submitted to a journal? This article, written by an experienced journal editor, throws light on what exactly the role of the…
Behind the scenes: A journal editor's insight into what happens post manuscript submission
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Often authors feel disheartened when they receive multiple or detailed critical comments from peer reviewers. This article helps authors deal with major critical…
There has been a tremendous increase in the number of research papers submitted to academic journals, which has significantly increased the pressure on journal editors…
What are the most common mistakes authors make? I will share the views of a committee of journal editors, who are also the compilers of the popular medical style…