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During the initial assessment of your submission, journal editors want to know that you have complied with basic ethics

Show the editor clearly that: 

  • you haven’t submitted the manuscript to any other journal
  • your results are original and unpublished
  • all the authors agree with submission to the journal 
  • any conflicts of interests are clearly identified 
  • you have disclosed your funding source(s)
  • all the authors satisfy authorship criteria
  • you have completed all journal forms (e.g., relating to ethics of human/animal studies, copyright transfer, permission to reuse material)