Should I get a pre-submission peer review done?
I have just finished drafting my first manuscript? Should I invest time in a pre-submission peer review?
Congratulations on the completion of your first manuscript! A pre-submission peer review as the name rightly indicates is a peer-review of your manuscript before you actually submit it to a journal. It involves getting your manuscript critically reviewed by a senior colleague or peer for feedback that could help you improvise it before submitting it to a journal. This feedback will help you get a fresh perspective of your work and help you fill any gaps in your research that you may have overlooked. It will also help you improvise on the content and the way in which you have presented your work. Such a review before submission will also increase your chances of publication in your target journal and considerably reduce the time from your first submission to publication as the revision that could possibly be suggested by peer reviewers at the journal will already be addressed due to your colleague’s feedback. Therefore, investing time is a pre-submission peer review is definitely recommended.
However, what you also need to remember is that your colleagues would be busy researchers themselves and reviewing your manuscript would involve taking time out of their busy schedules for you. This would also mean that it could possibly take a while before they are able to review and convey their feedback to you. In such a situation, you could avail of Enago’s professional Pre-Submission Peer Review. This service ensures a TAT of 7 days, thereby speeding up your process several fold. Enago has a team of professional peer reviewers that are specialists in their subject areas that can help you in getting your manuscript effectively peer-reviewed. You even have the option of choosing your own reviewers and getting your manuscript reviewed by upto three reviewers, thus giving you a diverse array of opinions and feedback.