Is it important to adhere to the journal guidelines when drafting the manuscript?
Yes. Every journal has a pre-defined format and structure for the articles that are published. This structure has to be adhered to before submitting your manuscript. Failure to do so guarantees instant rejection. Journals provide authors with detailed guidelines (also called “Instructions to Authors”) and styles guides that need to be followed when drafting a manuscript. Complying with these journal guidelines helps demonstrate your interest in the journal and dedication to the task.