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?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of the course
  3. Expectations of readers
  4. Self-review activity
  5. Revision of your draft
  6. Self-revision of the first draft
  7. Structure of a paper
  8. Sequential review of each section
  9. Writing process for easier review
  10. External reviews
  11. Working on feedback
  12. Summary
  13. Check your undestanding


Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer

Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose


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R Upskill
R Upskill

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