Use this handy checklist to prepare you for submission and the peer review process.
Making your submission
Finally hitting ‘submit’ on your research paper is a big achievement. To help make sure you’ve covered everything you need to do, follow the key steps to get your manuscript submission-ready.
What happens after submission
When you submit your manuscript, the initial step taken by any journal will be an editorial assessment. The reasons for desk rejection are often within your control. We have tips for you to overcome desk rejection.
Navigating peer review
Once your paper has passed the initial editorial assessment, it will be sent out for peer review. We’ll take you through everything you need to know about peer review, and your role in it.
The process after peer review
Following peer review and any rounds of revisions, you’ll receive a final decision from the editor and your article will either be accepted or rejected. Whichever outcome you’re facing, we’ve got some advice to help you figure out your next steps.
Becoming a peer reviewer
When you’re not in the middle of submitting or revising your own article, you should consider becoming a reviewer yourself. We have got tips on why and how you can become a peer reviewer.
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