Submitting a journal manuscript and peer review

Having done your research you are ready to publish your results in a journal. This is a necessary step to validate your results and share your work with the scientific community. But which journal should you publish in? How can you ensure you have the best chance of being accepted? Do you really need to bother with a cover letter? How do you respond to reviewers?

You will find the answers to all these questions and more in this tutorial where we will guide you through the publication process; from choosing a journal to revising all the way through the peer-review.

By the end of this tutorial you should:

  • know how to select a suitable journal for your manuscript
  • understand how editors asses your work
  • have an overview of the peer review process and how to respond to reviewers

You will also have the opportunity to test your learning by completing a quiz at the end.