Category Archives: Structure

How to avoid desk-rejection

Before papers are sent for refereeing, editors check newly-submitted papers for a range of features. Authors can check these things themselves, and increase the likelihood that their papers will proceed from the editor’s desk and into the refereeing process. This … Continue reading

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Author guidelines

Like many journal editors, we are constantly thinking about how we explain, concisely, our expectations for the style in which papers are written. All journal editors struggle with this. There are so many things to say about how a piece … Continue reading

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Structure of a paper

Scientific papers generally follow a pattern. It is important that the style of writing is clear and appropriate. Equally, it is important that the argument follows a logical structure, from the introduction to the conclusions. Papers are sometimes rejected because … Continue reading

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