You’ve struggled through the research process, and spent countless hours, days and nights
on the composition, and now your academic manuscript is complete.
Getting a manuscript published is a matter of great pride. However, a submission is no
guarantee of publication. Even though your idea may be unique and your research and
writing impeccable, your chosen journal might still reject the manuscript.
To avoid outright rejection, following certain processes before submitting your manuscript
Here’s a complete checklist that you should go through and complete before submitting
your manuscript for publication.
It is important to format your manuscript to the requirements and appropriate style
guide (APA, Harvard, Oxford, etc.) followed by the journal.
Every section of the manuscript should be checked.
The title should be attractive and relevant
The abstract should be to the point and give the gist of your study
Internal headlines should be identically formatted throughout
Clearly define meanings of symbols, abbreviations, and measurement units
Correctly list sources of references and quotations
Graphs, tables and figures must be accurate, clear and complete
Footnotes must have relevant additional information and be correctly numbered.
Besides providing a novel or unusual idea, your manuscript should also focus on
properly presenting this idea. Ensure the ideas flow smoothly and choose simple
sentences over long and complex ones. Ensure there are no grammatical or spelling
errors. Getting your content reviewed by a third party is always a good choice.
4. Facts and Details
Facts and other important details must be properly checked to ensure your
manuscript is authentic and relevant.
We recommended checking and double-checking the following:
equations and calculations
numerical consistency between your reference list and in-text citations.
5. Attribution and Acknowledgment
You cannot write an academic thesis without taking any material from another study.
It is extremely important to attribute and acknowledge the relevant source of
Always use quotation marks while copying or reproducing material
Provide proof of written permission for published or non-published content or material.
Copyrighted material should not be used without gaining permission in writing.
6. Cover Letter
The cover letter makes the journal publishing company notice your manuscript and
should not be ignored. It should provide a brief overview of the manuscript and why
the journal should publish it.
complete details of the author, including name, email and postal address, and telephone number
whether it has been submitted for publication to any other journal
commercial or financial relationships of any kind
Following this checklist will help ensure that your academic manuscript does not face
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