Take the time to explore the journals in your field, to choose the best fit for your research. Find a journal that serves the audience you’re trying to reach, and whose aims and scope match your approach. You might also have choices to make about different publishing options, including open access.
When you’ve chosen the journal you want to submit to, you’re ready to start drafting your paper. What should you be thinking about before you start writing and how can you maximize your chances of getting published?
The instructions for authors include essential information on what you need to do to submit to your chosen journal. Follow these guidelines and you’ll know that the journal’s editorial team have everything they need to consider your article for publication.
So, you’ve done your research, chosen your target journal, written your paper, and are about to submit. Time for one final check to make sure you’ve got everything ready before heading to the journal’s submission system.
If the journal editor thinks your article has potential for publication, they will send it out to be reviewed by two or three experts in the field. This can be a daunting prospect, but peer review is a fundamental part of getting published and can be a great opportunity to access constructive feedback on your work.
Following peer review, you may be asked to make revisions to your article and resubmit. Take time to read through the editor and reviewers’ advice, and decide what changes you’ll make to your article. Taking their points on board will help to ensure your final article is as robust and impactful as possible.
The next step is production. Copy editing begins, and we’ll contact you with your proofs. You’ll also sign a publishing agreement. If you submitted to an Open Select journal, now is the time to choose whether to publish your article open access.
Promoting your published article is a team effort. Taylor & Francis works hard to maximize the discoverability of your work, and we’ve got lots of advice to help you share your work and amplify its impact.
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Thinking about where to submit your paper? Our comprehensive guide to choosing a journal is here to help.
Journals regularly ‘call for papers’, asking for submissions within a particular field or topic. Answering these is a great way to get published, making sure your research fits the journal’s aims and scope. Simply select your subject area with our handy tool to get started.
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