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What if you could proactively help your publisher - your editor, your reviewers, everyone who will ever handle your manuscript during the publication process? As it…
Help your publisher help you: 6 Short tips to make the road to publication smoother
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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…
Do you know what journal editors want from you? In this post a journal editor talks about how the predatory publishing and academic hijacking are very much like street…
Academic hijacking: Avoid the dark alleys of academic street crime
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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…
The previous post explained the main duties of the corresponding author before a manuscript is submitted to the journal. This post talks about what a corresponding…
After months of working on your research paper, receiving a "revise and resubmit" decision from the journal can be very disheartening. The key is to remain calm and…
Correspondence with authors is an important activity in the day-to-day work of editors. The exchange of information and ideas facilitates the publication process from…
As an author, you want to get published in the right journal by the right editor. Terry Monahan, Managing Editor of the journal Eye and Contact Lens shares her top five…
Getting scooped is a major fear that most scientists battle. It can be extremely upsetting if an author gets scooped due to delays in the journal publication process. As…
Getting scooped as a result of delays at the journal end: A case study
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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…