You’re about to send your first journal article into the editor. You’ve done your research and you know you’ve done it well. You know your 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).