Once you’ve chosen the right journal for your research and written your paper, it’s time to make your submission. Read on for information to help guide you through the whole process of article submission.
We have also included a useful checklist to make sure you’ve ticked off all the important tasks. Expect to know how to submit a paper for publication in a journal by the time you are through.
Preparing your submission
Read your chosen journal’s submission requirements
When you submit your article to a journal, your cover letter gives you the opportunity to highlight to the journal’s editor why they should consider publishing your research. We’ve created a handy cover letter template which will help you make this important part of your submission as effective as possible.
Get familiar with Taylor & Francis Editorial policies
Note that Taylor & Francis Group editorial policies apply to all our journals. To make sure you have correctly followed all the requirements, please read these policies in full before submitting your article.
Learn more about how you and your article can be discoverable
A huge number of research articles are published every year, so make sure others can find your published article. There are several ways to make your article (and you) more discoverable from selecting the right keywords to making sure you are identifiable with an ORCiD.
Make sure you register for an ORCiD and associate it to your manuscript when you submit
An ORCiD is a digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher. It ensures you and your research activities can be easily identified, meaning you get the credit for all the work you do. It’s free and takes just 30 seconds to do.
Taylor & Francis journals use online submission systems to swiftly deliver your research to journal editors for their consideration.
Find out which system your chosen journal uses on Taylor & Francis Online (simply search for the journal and click on the green “Submit an article” button), then take a look at our guides to help you get everything ready to make your submission.
If you’ve already posted your paper to a preprint server, don’t worry, you can still submit your article to a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal.
Posting on a preprint server isn’t counted as duplicate publication and it won’t jeopardize your chances of getting published. We do request that if your article is accepted for publication, you make some updates to your preprint.
Some funders, institutions, and publishers now require you to share your data. Over 2,000 Taylor & Francis journals have policies that state how data associated with your article should be shared. We’ve put together a guide that will help you understand the steps you’ll need to take when you submit your article.