How to write for professional and academic journals
Once you have made the decision to publish your work the next step is to consider your intended audience.
Knowing your audience will also assist you to consider which journal is the most appropriate for your article. Be aware the first person to read your manuscript might be the editor and it will then be read by the reviewers for peer review, who will give feedback to you and the editor.
Don’t procrastinate, have a plan and get started.
How to get started
Consider the following steps:
- Read carefully the author guidelines and preparation of your manuscript. Well-established journals will have a website or links to their own guidelines for authors. These will provide essential requirements relating to word allowance, structure and referencing convention.
- Consider the journal’s impact factor if it has one, or consider whether you would prefer
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