RESOURCES

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Courses
Scientific Phrases
Templates
Journal Guidelines
Checklists
Courses

The courses are broken down into short lessons that cover important elements of scientific publishing. Join the lesson discussions in the community forum. Some of the courses are listed below.

Responding to editorial decisions

A response letter is usually required after a decision has been made by the editor. In this short course we look at the different types of decisions that an editor could make and how to respond to these letters. this also includes a detailed lesson on how to respond to the reviewer comments.

Writing a cover letter

As an important part of the submission process, the cover letter is your first opportunity to make an impression. In this short course we discuss the different elements that should be included in a cover letter. Also included is a template that can be used to prepare cover letters that stand out and ensure that your manuscript reaches the peer-review stage.

The structure of a manuscript

This short course introduces the structure of a scientific manuscript, including lessons on how to prepare the Abstract, Introduction, Experimental, Results, Discussion, Conclusion, and References. Other parts of a manuscript that might be required when submitting it to a journal are also discussed, including Title Page, Keywords, Highlights, Figures, Tables, Equations, Acknowledgements, Statements, Supporting Information.

Preparing to write a scientific paper

This guide outlines six important steps that should be taken before preparing a scientific manuscript for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. It contains important information that will help you to write your manuscript and address the requirements of the journal, the editor, and the reviewers. Following these steps will ensure that your manuscript is considered for publication and will maximise the chance of acceptance of your manuscript.

Scientific Phrases

On this page, you will find a list of common scientific phrases and their correct usage to give you inspiration or ideas while you are writing your manuscript.

Templates

Cover letter and manuscript templates to help you prepare your manuscript.

Journal Guidelines

Information about journals including links to appropriate websites, templates, pre-submission checklists, and other important information. These are all journals that our authors have submitted their manuscripts, so we have firsthand experience preparing manuscripts for publication in these journals.

Checklists

The checklists section contains checklists to use when preparing, submitting and revising your article.