Publishing an academic paper: basics of the submission process

Publishing an academic paper and going through the submission process can be unfamiliar and daunting. This article will provide a basic overview of where to start, how to search and scrutinise journals to find the right one for your work, checking guidelines and the finer things such as whether or not to pay for your publication, getting everything ready, what to expect during the process of submission, how your manuscript is reviewed and how a decision is made. Familiarising yourself with the basics of the submission process will make it less intimidating as you will know what to expect and how to prepare.

Enrico Dippenaar -