Author’s failure to read and follow instructions leads to increased trauma to their manuscripts
Authors under pressure to publish to meet some academic requirement are one of the most dangerous pressure group which the editors of good quality peer review biomedical journals have to face every day. Their failure to read and follow instructions for authors which are published on every journal website, lack of training facilities in research methodology, medical writing, and low computer literacy rate leads to increased trauma to their manuscripts. The authors must realize that from submission to final publication manuscripts go through various stages i.e. internal review, editor’s triage, similarity index check, formatting, external review, revision of the manuscripts in the light of reviewers comments and suggestions. It all takes time and there is no short cut. They must plan at least for six to eight months from the date of submission to acceptance and publication and avoid getting trapped by predatory journals which offer quick publication on payment.
How to cite this:Jawaid SA, Jawaid M. Author’s failure to read and follow instructions leads to increased trauma to their manuscripts. Pak J Med Sci. 2018;34(3):519-524. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.343.15633
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