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How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors

How to get published in an academic journal: top tips from editors
Writing for academic journals is highly competitive. Even if you overcome the first hurdle and generate a valuable idea or piece of research - how do you then sum it up in a way that will capture the interest of reviewers? There’s no simple formula for getting published - editors’ expectations can vary both between and within subject areas. But there are some challenges that will confront all academic writers regardless of their discipline. How should you respond to reviewer feedback? Is there a correct way to structure a paper? The writing stage 1) Focus on a story that progresses logically, rather than chronologically Take some time before even writing your paper to think about the logic of the presentation. 2) Don’t try to write and edit at the same time Open a file on the PC and put in all your headings and sub-headings and then fill in under any of the headings where you have the ideas to do so. 3) Don’t bury your argument like a needle in a haystack Submitting your work

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