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Writing for Publication

Resources and information to help researchers and scholars get published

Before You Submit

Submitting an article or paper involves more than simply identifying a journal and sending it in with hope. You must send your submission in the proper format for a specific journal or conference, with all required information ready, and in the manner that is most likely to get it accepted. 

You must :

  • Comply with all applicable reporting guidelines for funded research when making publication choices
  • Use correct grammar and phrasing in ALL parts of your work and communication
  • Identify and describe all contributors and authors in the correct manner and order
  • Follow the exact citation style required by a journal (many have their own, typically variations of APA or AMA)
  • Locate and comply with all journal or conference posted author guidelines
  • Identify any required author-submitted keywords and MeSH terms
  • Provide your ORCID iD when asked

Reporting Guidelines

Reporting Guidelines

Reporting guidelines provide rules and recommendations that guide the process of writing (or reporting on) your research. Following reporting guidelines not only helps save you time and streamline the writing process, but follows and promotes best practices in scientific research transparency and reproducibility.

Funder Guidelines

Many research funders have specific guidelines that must be followed regarding research reporting and publication. If you are participating in funded research, be sure to follow their rules and check out the resources below.

Readings & Resources