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When planning to publish a research article, review the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICJME) guidelines for manuscript preparation. Following these guidelines will improve your chances of acceptance by any journal. (Best Practice)
When crafting the AUTHOR section of your manuscript, make a plan and be thorough.
How you present your name will follow you throughout your publishing career. Pick an Author-Name Configuration and be consistent.
Note your highest academic degree. (If you have multiple degrees, provide this highest degree relevant to the journal / topic.)
Provide full contact information: name, email, business phone
Provide your personal unique ORCID iD serial number for clarity.
You will also need to have the following Statements ready:
Author Guidelines and a Journal's Information for Authors will give you guidance.
BEFORE you settle on the choice of a journal, identify your personal goals for publishing.
Once you've identified your goals and your preferences, identify a 3-journal “wish list” (aspirational). Once you've made your wish list, check the journals to be sure they match your goals and preferences.
Things to check when selecting the right journal:
If your wish list journals don't work out. Perform the following tasks to identify additional possible journals:
Because fraudulent journals are proliferating, perform due diligence to ensure a journal is legitimate.
When submitting a manuscript for publication, include a cover letter with the submission form.
The cover letter should contain the following information:
Three types of Abstracts:
Each Abstract type is unique in structure, content, and purpose.
Last item of Abstract:
If archiving STUDY DATA to meet Open Data requirements, provide the persistent data set identifier, repository name, and number.
When preparing a Poster Abstract, review and closely follow stated poster guidelines (format, word limit, headings, etc.)
A Poster Abstract must be able to “stand alone” and be representative of the whole study. Reading the full report would not be necessary to understand the study significance, the study results, and their implications.
The Purposes of the Presentation Abstract closely align with the purposes of the Poster Abstract.
When preparing a Presentation Abstract, be sure to follow reported guidelines for submission, inclusion, and format.
Customize the presentation abstract to the event audience.
Customize the presentation abstract to the event setting.
Customize the presentation abstract to the event program.