Tips and hacks for getting published in a journal

Blog posts from an academic journal publisher and a published academic

Getting Your Paper Finished

There comes a time in your academic career when you should get a paper published in a relevant academic journal. There can be a couple of blockers to this, firstly finishing your paper and, secondly submitting your paper to a journal in such a way that it is more likely to be published.

Here are two articles that give you some basic tips on getting your paper submitted and published.

The first blog post we have found for you is written by a published scientific academic turned mentor Olga Degtyareva PhD. She gives five very practical pointers listed below:

1. Decide on a journal

2. Have it in your sight and in your mind

3. Become an expert in hiding from everyday ‘busyness’

4. Know your very next step

5. Don’t believe everything you think.

Click here for the full post on her helpful reminders for helping you to focus on your goal of getting published.

Getting Your Paper Published

Now that you’re on your way to finishing your paper how do you submit it in the best possible way to your chosen journal? SAGE Publishing have set out nine useful pointers in submitting your work in the best possible way to their journals. These tips and pointers are very much applicable to other academic publishers. Here are the nine basics:-

1. What is the point in an abstract and how should it be formatted

2. How much effort should one put into formatting the submission according to the guidelines

3. How long does a submission review usually take

4. The editorial decision of reject, revise & resubmit, or accept with revisions

5. In what amount of time should the author expect to reply to reviewer comments for the revision

6. Emailing an editor before submitting to a journal

7. The editorial perspective on what makes a great journal submission

8. Things that should never be done during the submission and decision process

9. Submitting an early draft of your paper at a conference and final words of advice

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