How to prepare your manuscript

About this module

Most researchers never forget the joy and satisfaction of publishing their first paper. But for those starting out, the path to publication often ends in disappointment. With the rejection rate high for many journals, it is well worth learning the basics before you submit your manuscript.

In this interactive module, we take a look at the publishing cycle and the process of peer review. We help you determine whether you are ready to publish your work, discuss the manuscript forms available, and highlight points to consider when choosing the right journal for your research. 

You will come away with an understanding of the publishing process and the steps you should follow when preparing to publish for the first time.

About the presenter

Anthony Newman

Senior Publisher, Life Sciences, Elsevier

Anthony Newman is a Senior Publisher with Elsevier and is based in Amsterdam. Each year he presents numerous Author Workshops and other similar trainings worldwide. He is currently responsible for fifteen biochemistry and laboratory medicine journals, he joined Elsevier over thirty years ago and has been Publisher for more than twenty of those years. Before then he was the marketing communications manager for the biochemistry journals of Elsevier.  By training he is a polymer chemist and was active in the surface coating industry before leaving London and moving to Amsterdam in 1987 to join Elsevier.