Are you writing follow-up with a hyphen between follow and up because that is how you have seen it written most often, so hopefully that is correct? But did you wonder why you also see follow up without the hyphen? Maybe that is correct? The answer is that both can be correct. It depends on the context in which the phrase is being used. This podcast explains when to use hyphens between two words that are normally separate.
Authors are always asking how they can increase their publication rate. Even with both well-conducted research and a well-written paper, your manuscript can be returned to you by the journal editor without ever being sent out for peer review. Why? Because it failed the journal’s precheck steps. Here are 4 tips to ensure that your paper passes the journal’s prechecks and moves on to the peer review stage.