This podcast describes how to write a clear, concise, complete, and accurate summary of the contents of your paper, and it offers 10 additional tips to increase your chances of publication. A research abstract is extremely important for two reasons: first, it is the only part of a paper that most people will read; second, it may be your best chance to convince a journal editor that your work is a good fit for the journal and that your findings are sufficiently important to send your paper out for peer review.
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.