Article submission for publication
How do you get your article published in a journal? How do you choose the right journal?
The Knowledge Center for Health Ghent (KCGG) lists several tips on getting published for the medical sciences. Here's a selection of generally applicable tips.
How do you select a journal?
|Academic acknowledgment journals and publishers in the social sciences and humanities||Vlaams Academisch Bibliografisch Bestand voor de Sociale en Humane Wetenschappen (VABB-SHW)|
|Open Access journals||Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)|
|Length of review process||Scirev|
|Reliability of a journal||Think Check Submit|
|Transparency on Editorial information, Peer review, Governance and Workflow||Quality Open Access Market (Qoam)|
Tips for getting your manuscript published (Cook, 2016)
- Plan early to get it out the door;
- Address authorship and writing group expectations up front;
- Maintain control of the writing;
- Ensure complete reporting;
- Use electronic reference management software;
- Polish carefully before you submit;
- Select the right journal;
- Follow journal instructions precisely.
Rejection after the first submission is likely, and when this occurs you should
- take all reviewer and editor suggestions seriously;
- get it back out the door quickly.
Finally, when the invitation comes to revise and resubmit, you should
- respond carefully to every reviewer suggestion, even if they disagree;
- get input from others as you revise.
Cook, David A. "Twelve Tips for Getting Your Manuscript Published." Medical Teacher 38.1 (2016): 41-50. 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1074989
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