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Key Steps for Publication

Key steps in preparing and submitting a manuscript

  • Review the "INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS" and the "About Us" section for several journals.  This is your key source of information for the following:
    • Formatting
    • Word limits
    • Submission Process
    • Journal fit
  • Develop a team and decide on authorship
    • It may be a team of one--- that is OK!
    • See the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors criteria for authors  http://www.icmje.org
  • Develop a writing plan with deadlines
  • Start Writing!
  • Review the "INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS" as you finalize your draft
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