Ready to submit?
Here’s your checklist
So you’ve done your research, written it up, and are about to submit. Download this checklist and tick the items off to make sure you’ve included everything you need to.
|What to check||How to check||Completed|
|Is your article clear, concise, and accessible?||Get a “critical friend” to read through it, and suggest any changes to spelling, grammar, or word use.|
|Have you stuck to the article length specified in the journal’s instructions for authors?||Check the instructions for authors (on the relevant journal page on Taylor & Francis Online).|
|Have you included an abstract and keywords, highlighting your article’s key points?||Read our guide to abstracts and titles|
|Have you included the name and affiliation of any/all co-authors?||Read our guide to defining authorship|
|Is your article formatted to the style required by the journal?||Check the instructions for authors (on the relevant journal page on Taylor & Francis Online).|
|Are all references made to the literature included in your references section?||Use a split screen to check the article against the reference list.|
|Have you followed all the required publishing and research ethical guidelines?||Read the Taylor & Francis Editorial Policies.|
|Have you got written permission for the reproduction of any images/ figures/tables, etc?||Check the sources and copyright information for any you have included in your article, and whether you have the right permission. Read our guide to using third-party material.|
|Have you included any supplemental material? ||Read our guide to supplemental material.|
|Have you checked the journal’s data sharing policy (on the journal’s Instructions for Authors), as you may need to share the data associated with your paper.||Check the instructions for authors (on the relevant journal page on Taylor & Francis Online). Read our guide to understanding data-sharing policies.|
|Have you declared any potential competing interests?||Read our guide to competing interests.|
|Have you checked your chosen journal’s peer-review policy (on the Aims & Scope or Instructions for Authors), as you may need to make your paper anonymous.||Read our guide to peer review.|