Journals usually publish detailed instructions or guidelines on their website for authors submitting manuscripts. However, just following a journal’s instructions and presenting all your data is not enough.
A good manuscript is more than just a report. I should effectively communicate your findings and their importance and relevance. It is a coherent story that presents:
While designing your study and preparing your manuscript, ask yourself the same questions that editors use to screen manuscripts:
This will guide you in the right direction. It will improve your manuscript’s chances of being accepted for publication in your target journal.
Before submitting your manuscript for publication, consider presenting your work at a conference to see if your study is of interest to the field. You may receive important feedback on how you can improve your study even before you begin writing your manuscript.
Dr. Amin Yousefi-Sahzabi, Edanz education team