How to check and revise your manuscript before final submission

What will you learn?

  1. The expectations of readers and reviewers
  2. The process for self-review of the first draft
  3. How to revise your manuscript’s first draft
  4. The reviewing structure for a scientific paper
  5. The best writing process to make review simple
  6. The importance of getting feedback

Course Description

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

Your Instructor

R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.

Course Curriculum

  How to check and revise your manuscript before final submission
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