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When you think you've got the final version of your manuscript; read it aloud. Reading it aloud will be like you're hearing it for the first time; because you are. "Hearing it", that is.
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The opportunity for profit coupled with the relative ease of online publishing has led to the proliferation of "predatory publishers" Don't get fooled by them - it can hurt your career and your work will not get the attention or dissemination it deserves.
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Manuscript Reviews

Getting your manuscript reviewed before you submit it for publication can increase the potential for acceptance.

A review also lets you address potential concerns before submission, possibly saving you valuable time in addressing peer reviewer’s recommendations later resulting in a shorter time to publication.

The review includes:

  • Does the manuscript meet the needs and stated mission of the journal you intend to submit to?
  • Does the structure and format meet the journal’s author guidelines?
  • Is the focus of the manuscript clear?
  • Is the introduction engaging and does it strongly establish significance?
  • Does the “so what” message come across clear and strong?
  • Is the manuscript well-organized?
  • Are there grammatical errors or problems with sentence structure?
  • Is there synthesis of information?
  • Are style and language consistent with good writing?

You will receive a detailed summary of recommendations.

This is NOT a comprehensive edit. It does not include checking accuracy of information or statistical analysis. It does not include formatting of references. Minor line editing is included.