Journal submission support - Author Services

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Journal submission support

You’ve been working hard to prepare a quality article, your next challenge is submitting it to a journal.

This can be both time consuming and complex. What you need is the confidence to know your article is ready for submission.

Read on for how we can support you through your journal article submission.

Key services for you

Don’t forget, you can choose these services even if you aren’t submitting your manuscript to a Taylor & Francis journal.

Manuscript checks to avoid rejection 

Your manuscript is ready for submission. Carry out an intensive check to increase your chance of acceptance.

This assessment can maximize your chances of receiving favorable comments from journal editors.

Make sure you: 

  1. Highlight the key points of the journal guidelines that relate to your submission
  2. Proofread your manuscript for inaccuracies and technical flaws to eliminate major reasons for rejection 
  3. Acknowledge sources of ideas through proper citation to avoid accidental plagiarism 
  4. Have subject-specific experts review your manuscript with suggestions for improvement 
Ready to submit your manuscript?

    A Taylor & Francis Rapid Technical Review will make sure you feel confident to submit. 

    • Specific technical input 

    • Prioritized revisions 

    • Actionable recommendations that improves your manuscript 

    • Rapid response 

    Why supporting materials are important 

    You have different opportunities to highlight what makes your research new and important. This information all helps journal editors decide if your paper will get to the next stage – peer review.

    Your cover letter and abstract are examples of what can inspire the editors’ interests. Many journals require a cover letter and state this in their instructions for authors (IFAs).

    Even if a journal doesn’t request a cover letter specifically, it is a good idea to include one. It can be a persuasive tool to show the editor why they should consider your article for publication.

    Follow this guide to learn how to write an effective cover letter for journal submission

    Publication focused

    A specialized package from Taylor & Francis Editing Services will make sure your journal article is submission-ready, with a customized cover letter and detailed feedback. 

    Effectiveness of abstracts and titles 

    An abstract is the window of your article. This is where your audience decide to read your work or look elsewhere. Because this section of your journal article is accessible to everyone, it’s important to use it properly to summarize your paper and communicate the main points. 

    You’ll probably write your abstract and title just before submission. It is important not to rush this process. This is crucial for making your article easy to discover and telling readers what they expect to learn. 

    How to use supporting materials during submission 

    New ideas and discoveries can sometimes benefit from additional materials to help readers understand its significance, and how it fits with existing knowledge. To make sure your research is quickly and easily understood, consider using different formats to summarize your key points, such as:

    The submission of a PLS is optional, but encouraged. It is usually written in 250 words or less in plain English. The PLS should be placed after your abstract and before your introduction with its own heading (“Plain Language Summary”). 

    Apart from highlighting the importance of your research during submission, your supplementary materials can be used for research promotion to generate wider interest in your research. 

    Adding a plain language summary or graphical abstract can: 

    1. Help the editor to capture the information quickly  
    2. Connect the importance of the research easily to its target audience 
    3. Improve understanding by non-specialist readers 
    4. Display scientific data in a format that is easy to understand 
    5. Translate complex science into practical knowledge and initiatives 

    Read your target journal’s IFAs for submission guidelines. 

    Dealing with resubmission

    If you are submitting a revised paper, your response letter will be different from the cover letter used at initial submission.

    It is common for editors and reviewers to have suggestions on how you can improve your paper. Straightforward recommendations require minor changes. Some may require extensive changes before your journal article can be accepted for publication.

    Responding to reviewers’ comments can be a demanding experience. Take time to understand what is required. Make sure all reviewer and editor comments are discussed in your revisions. Comments you do not agree with will require explanations. Explain why you have chosen to not make the change within your resubmission.

    Subject specific experts are available to help. Taylor & Francis’ rapid technical review experts will work with you to navigate this challenging part of the publishing process. 

    Article transfer

    If your article is rejected because it is out of scope or unsuitable for your target journal, you may require to transfer your article.

    Why researchers trust us

    “Quality and punctuality are important to me; this is why I chose Taylor & Francis Editing services”. 

    M.C., University of Montreal

    Ready?

    Let’s get published!

    Go to Taylor & Francis Online, find the chosen journal and click the green button to submit your research.