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You've gone through the preparation and writing of your work. Now comes the time to submit to a journal.

  • Finding the Right Journal

    Productive scientists are also writers who, at once, communicate with each other and create the scientific record through publication in peer-reviewed journals. The purpose of this article is to describe “Steps to Success” in finding the right journal to disseminate your research.

     

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    Predatory Publishing is No Joke

    Have you received an e-mail inviting you to submit your paper to a journal that sounds familiar and the list of editorial board members are well-credentialed professionals? Their invitations are tempting, promising speedy peer review and publication. If you’re a new author who is eager to publish, you might respond. 

     

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    Predatory Publishing: Top 10 Things You Need to Know

    Do you receive emails from unfamiliar publishers, offering you opportunities to publish in their journals? Have you wondered which of these solicitations, if any, are legitimate? When selecting the best options for publishing your work, don’t fall prey to predatory publishers. This article explains the basics of predatory publishing and provides advice on what to look for so you can protect your research and your reputation.

     

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    What You Need to Know to Publish in Nursing2017 Critical Care

    Writing for publication can be a challenge. Each journal has slightly different requirements, targets a different audience, and takes a specific approach tailored to their readers. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to make writing for Nursing2017 Critical Care as straightforward as possible, and our editors work closely with you to bring each article to publication.

     

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    Peer Reviewers Tell All: A Q&A with Expert Reviewers

    The work of peer reviewers can remain somewhat mysterious, particularly for the less experienced author. To better understand how a reviewer crafts their decision and formulates comments, we’ve asked 2 expert reviewers, who have collectively reviewed over 150 published papers. 

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  • Editorial Manager: A Tutorial for Authors

    Productive scientists are also writers who, at once, communicate with each other and create the scientific record through publication in peer-reviewed journals. The purpose of this article is to describe “Steps to Success” in finding the right journal to disseminate your research.

     

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    Decoding your Manuscript's Status in Editorial Manager

    Authors are often anxious about their manuscript status. To address this need, journals using Editorial Manager for submission and peer review workflow can configure status terms that are conveniently displayed on author dashboards. This means that authors submitting to these journals will see customized editorial statuses that can help them to understand which stage a submission is at within the peer review process. This article takes a look at the meanings of each stage of submission and how to check your manuscript status.

     

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    Orcid ID

    You may have been asked for something called an “ORCID iD” when submitting a manuscript for publication consideration or signing on as a peer reviewer for a journal. But do you know why you should have one? 

     

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  • Improving Scholarship by Improving Peer Review

    Do you want to become a peer reviewer for a journal? Do you know the kinds of questions peer reviewers ask and the best practices peer reviewers follow when reviewing a paper? Knowing how peer reviewers may assess your article and the questions they may ask can guide you in submitting the best possible version of your article and improve your chances of publication.

     

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    How to Submit a Revision and Tips on Being a Peer Reviewer

    The manuscript that you have worked long and hard on has been submitted and rejected from publication in your top-choice journal. The majority of academic researchers—even Nobel Prize winners! —have faced this disappointment. However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and you can rebound to find a new, more suitable home for your manuscript.

     

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    Help Journal Editors Help You: Five Tips from Eye & Contact Lens

    As an author, you want to get published in the right journal by the right editor. Journal Managing Editor Terry Monahan shares her top five tips so you can avoid being rejected.

     

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    Using Peer Review Comments in a Constructive Way

    Getting published isn’t magic; it’s a process. You don’t need to be Houdini! Editors often make an initial assessment of a submission and may ask for changes before a paper even goes for peer review.

     

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    Advice for Authors Interested in Peer Review: Editors Share Insights

    The peer review process is an essential component of any scientific journal and is dependent on peer reviewers to conduct thorough, informative, and timely reviews. The Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (JPGN) has a convenient checklist available online to help guide peer reviewers in assessing articles, and the checklist is useful for less experienced reviewers and those who are just beginning to get involved in the peer review process. Although the checklist is specific to JPGN, it provides valuable information for anyone considering becoming a peer reviewer for a medical journal.

     

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    Shining a Light on Editorial Integrity

    In the face of growing distrust of science and facts, and the erosion of editorial quality by dishonest publishers, credible journals must be increasingly transparent.

     

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    Will Your Paper Be Accepted? What the Editors of RETINA® Look for in Manuscripts

    You’ve worked countless nights dissecting data and then drafting and re-drafting your manuscript. Your co-authors finally got back to you with their edits, and the last straggling collaborator has turned in their authorship forms. You double-check the Instructions for Authors page and make sure your references are formatted correctly. The right buttons are clicked in Editorial Manager, and you press the button: “SUBMIT.” What happens next? The editors of RETINA®The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases, take you through the editorial process for submitting to their journal and provide inside information on what they look for in the manuscripts they publish.

     

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    Peer Reviewers Tell All: A Q&A with Expert Reviewers

    The work of peer reviewers can remain somewhat mysterious, particularly for the less experienced author. To better understand how a reviewer crafts their decision and formulates comments, we’ve asked 2 expert reviewers, who have collectively reviewed over 150 published papers. 

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