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8 essential checklists to help you at each stage of your publication journey

Breeze through all the stages of your publication journey with these checklists

What will you learn?

  1. What you need to do at each step of your publication journey
  2. How to write and structure each element of your manuscript
  3. Tips to select a journal and create a winning submission package
  4. How to track your manuscript through the submission process
  5. Reasons for journal rejection and how to deal with this phase
  6. Dos and don’ts to help you ace conference presentations


Course Description

Any researcher who wants to get their work published will know that the road to getting your research published can be a long and stressful one. From conducting your research to writing your manuscript, navigating the submission process to getting your work published and beyond, there are several steps along the way. There are many things to consider at each stage, with multiple checks required to ensure success, which can be quite a challenge.

This extremely popular program comes in the form of an 8-part guide, which helps you crack the code with essential checklists for each publication stage. Curated to include expert advice and easy-to-follow tips, this concise guide covers all the details you need to be aware of as a research author. By the end of this program, you will have all the skills you need to map your own path to publishing success!


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Conducting research – Writing a good statement of the problem

Lecture 2: Manuscript writing – The IMRAD structure and its key elements

Lecture 3: Journal selection – Choosing the right journal for publishing your research

Lecture 4: Journal submission – Create a great journal submission package

Lecture 5: Manuscript tracking – The journal submission system explained

Lecture 6: Peer review – Corresponding with peer reviewers

Lecture 7: Journal rejection – Mistakes to avoid in your next submission

Lecture 8: Post publication – Tips to help you put your best foot forward


Your Instructor


Jayashree Rajagopalan
Jayashree Rajagopalan

I am Jayashree Rajagopalan and I am a Senior Writer and Editor at Editage Insights. I am passionate about scholarly publishing and about helping researchers communicate their discoveries to the world. I create useful resources to help researchers navigate their academic life and publication journey. I develop informative and educational videos, Infographics, puzzles, SlideShare presentations, and learning resources (like this course) on various aspects of academic research and publishing. I also interview experienced researchers and publishing professionals to help researchers understand best publication practices and write about various aspects of academic research and publishing.

I have earned two Master’s Degrees, one in English Literature from Mumbai University, India, and another in Children’s Literature from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. My experience as an academic editor at Editage has led me to develop a first-hand understanding of the publication needs of and challenges faced by authors. And the experience of working on my own research during my postgraduate degree gave me a taste of a researcher’s life and struggles – from preparing a research paper and building a strong academic network to liaising with journal editors and publishing a journal article. Some of my published works include infographics on reasons for manuscript rejection and tips to help researchers choose the right journal for their paper; SlideShare presentations on 10 Ways to reduce word count in research papers and the types of articles journals publish; videos on career fair mistakes researchers make and open access myths; and interviews with Nobel Laureate Takaaki Kajita and Dr. Jonas Ranstam, the world’s most prolific peer reviewer. I have also authored a paper on Indian children’s cinema titled Heal the World, Make It a Better Place: Social and Individual Hope in Indian Children’s Cinema (DOI: 10.1353/bkb.2013.0020). Outside work, I am aficionado of comics, superhero sagas, children’s literature, and several types of visual art.


Course Curriculum


  8 Essential checklists to help you at each stage of your publication journey
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