Preparing a research article for publication is a collaborative exercise between the author, editor, and mentors. Authors of research articles usually begin with a brief report or essay describing their research findings and results in a specialized academic way. The audience here is mentors, teachers, classmates, and colleagues, all familiar with the terms and concepts of the academic discipline. However, the published article of the survey must be aimed at a much broader audience and to the educated and academic audiences around the globe.
Whether you’re writing an article or a book, you should follow some vital processes. Proofreading is one of the crucial parts of writing if you want to ensure your work is flawless in terms of grammar and fluency. And to achieve that, you need to have a strategy, a guide, or a goal plan.
If you’re new to professional writing, it’s always easy to believe what you can write and send out to an admiring world for review. Although you understand the importance of reviews, you might not know how to do it, And for this, you need to develop strong contacts, mentors, tools, and resources with tremendous writing skills.
Also, make sure reviewing, editing, and proofreading your work doesn’t have to be either difficult or stressful.
Editorial Revision Workflow
- The author will get acknowledged with every successful submission of the manuscript.
- All manuscripts undergo a thorough plagiarism check and pre-quality check.
- Once accepted at the Pre-quality check, the manuscript gets further assigned to the editors with relevant experience. The editor has the right to accept, reject, or suggest a revision for the manuscript based on the quality standards.
- The editor can also delegate the work of revising the manuscript to other (2-3) reviewers with similar expertise. Based on the quality and originality of the article, the reviewers are free to accept, reject or propose a revision for the manuscript.
- Acceptance of Articles depends on the approval of the majority of reviewers (at least 2 out of 3).
- A majority (at least 2 out of 3) suggest rejecting the article, The manuscript will get rejected, and the author will get notified accordingly.
- When a reviewer proposes a major or minor revision, The corresponding author will get notified of proposed changes in publication. Revised manuscripts are reviewed against the reviewers’ comments and published post-acceptance.
- At every stage of the editorial process, the final decision maker would be the editor.
- Articles submitted to other Journals/Published articles/Plagiarized issue articles/Articles copied without any reference will not be accepted.
Ways To Review And Revise Your Manuscript
Revision is the best tool a writer can have, which makes your writing crystal clear and sharp to the point.
Let us start by writing what you know. It will help you understand what you already know and what you need to know further. Make sure to note vital sentences and words that resonate with your focus.
Examine your writing, Make sure your content is readable, check on sentences, avoid lengthy paragraphs, use bullet points, properly align images with the topic, and headers for a great flow of readability, and eliminate grammatical errors.
Double check on facts and references
Treat every revision as a task. Sometimes revisions are multiple in numbers and very challenging, which becomes an open dialogue for raising questions and disagreements. This phase is reoccurring and can last long until the piece of work is Perfect.
Listen to your story and decide where to continue the sentence and where to mention a quote. And while reading, make quick notes and make the necessary changes in the manuscript.
Make sure your writing is precise and in line with your focus
Editors are the only hope as they are our first readers, Get as much as possible inputs from editors. Try and eliminate all the hiccups and make a way to excellent error-free writing.
Learn to have patience while writing. You can refine your piece of work only by constant writing.