How to check and revise your manuscript before final submission
What will you learn?
- The expectations of readers and reviewers
- The process for self-review of the first draft
- How to revise your manuscript’s first draft
- The reviewing structure for a scientific paper
- The best writing process to make review simple
- The importance of getting feedback
Before submitting your manuscript to a journal, you have to take care of many things – right from checking the IMRAD structure to addressing every little submission requirement. If you want journal editors to consider your paper, you must ensure that you deliver a great manuscript that matches the editor’s expectations and gives you the highest chances of acceptance.
In this program, you will learn how to eliminate the most common errors that lead to manuscript rejection by subjecting your paper to several reviews with different objectives. You will also know the critical aspects you should focus on, such as the language, presentation, and formatting. This course, with detailed explanations, multiple evaluations to test your learning, and curated content based on 18+ years of editorial expertise, has all you need to create a publishing-worthy paper!
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Objectives of the course
Lecture 3: Expectations of readers
Lecture 4: Self-review activity
Lecture 5: Revision of your draft
Lecture 6: Self-revision of the first draft
Lecture 7: Structure of a paper
Lecture 8: Sequential review of each section
Lecture 9: Writing process for easier review
Lecture 10: External reviews
Lecture 11: Working on feedback
Lecture 12: Summary
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