You’re about to send your first journal article. You’ve done your research well, and are pretty confident that the research and conclusions are new and innovative. You’re ready to share your work publicly. These are, of course, imperative to having your article accepted for publication. But they aren’t enough! Make sure you attend to the following three steps to give yourself the best shot at acceptance:
1. Be Familiar With The Journal
This is not just making sure your article topic is related to the subject matter that the journal typically handles (although that’s very important too).