It is important to be aware of the different types of literature that exist and the variety of publication types within each class. It is also important to honestly evaluate your work to determine what publication type is most appropriate for your study.
Determining the appropriate target journal and publication type in advance, and complying with the instructions set out in the Guide for Authors of the target journal, as they relate to the relevant publication type, will increase your chances of acceptance for publication and shorten the time from initial submission to acceptance..
EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English
To make international scientific communication more efficient, research articles and other scientific publications should be COMPLETE, CONCISE, and CLEAR. These generalized guidelines are intended to help authors, translators, and editors to achieve this aim.
Word Processing Tips and Tricks: Manuscript Appearance & Snap to Grid
The word processor most commonly used throughout the scientific publishing industry is Microsoft Word. Most of us have used it to one degree or another for many years, but are you making the most of Word’s features to make your manuscript the best that it can be?
Acknowledgments may seem like an unimportant part of your paper, but there are a few key things to look out for to ensure you give editors the information they need, and, of course, that the appropriate people get acknowledged.
Declaring Conflicts of Interest
There are a lot of ethical considerations that all researchers need to consider when both conducting their studies and writing them up. One issue that journals are starting to take very seriously and incorporate into their guidelines is the declaration of potential conflicts of interest.