Guide to improve your submission experience

You’ve been working hard turning your research into a high-quality, professional manuscript. Now you’re finally ready to tackle the next challenge – submitting your paper to a journal. But this doesn’t have to be a daunting process. 

Read on to find out what you can do to avoid obstacles and complete a seamless submission.

How to format your manuscript for submission  

Research writing and preparing your manuscript for submission are different tasks. Writing informs your audience on the subject matter and the result of your research. To publish your research manuscript, it must be prepared to meet publishing standards.

To present your manuscript the right way, you need to follow the specific submission requirements for your chosen journal.  Get familiar with the journal’s instructions for authors to know exactly what the journal’s editorial board will expect to see. 

Here are important requirements to meet:  

To save your time and effort, get your manuscript looked at by experts. Taylor & Francis Editing Services will help with every detail, to meet your chosen journal’s style guide.

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We will help with every detail, to meet your chosen journal’s style guide.

Manuscript submission

We know it is important to get your research published and we’re constantly working to improve your experience as a researcher.

From the moment you submit your article and it is in our care, we strive for publishing excellence at every step. 

That begins with the online submission systems we use to quickly deliver your research to journal editors for their consideration.

Before you begin, check which system your chosen journal uses by visiting the journal homepage on Taylor & Francis Online.

Take a look at our guides to using the submission systems: 

Ready to submit?

Review the pre-submission checklist.

Submission checklist – don’t miss anything important  

Consider these the final checks for your manuscript. Use this list to make sure that you haven’t missed anything important before you submit your manuscript.

  1. Is your article a good fit and format for the target journal? Make sure your article meets your target journal’s specification.
  2. If your journal article includes artwork, make sure your submission meets all electronic artwork requirements.
  3. Have you cited sources appropriately to support any claims in your article?

These are just a few of the things you should check before you submit. Review our in-depth submission checklist to make sure you’ve covered everything.

Why researchers trust us

“The main reasons I chose Taylor & Francis Editing Services rather than others are speed, quality, and acceptable price. I also benefited from my manuscript being of high academic standard and easy to read.” 

Dr Rong Xu, Shenzhen Customs

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