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Our online Guide to Successful Journal Publication offers an extended discussion of the challenging process of designing, writing and publishing an original research paper in a peer-reviewed journal, and it does so in bite-size pieces for quick access to helpful information. Beginning with the essential ingredients of a publishable academic or scientific article – original research, sound evidence and a persuasive academic argument – the book advises readers on the importance of writing the right paper for the right journal, presenting and organising research according to publisher guidelines, achieving an authoritative academic voice through excellent research and writing, and communicating effectively with journal editors during the submission, revision and publication processes. Additional topics include recording references and citations with precision, using footnotes and endnotes properly, displaying data clearly and accurately in lists, figures and tables, writing excellent headings, abstracts, paragraphs and covering letters, and even choosing the best possible keywords, verbs, pronouns and punctuation for your research. The Guide concludes with two sample letters written by a research author to a journal editor regarding the revisions the editor has requested in a submitted manuscript.