How to Avoid Manuscript Rejection

It is very common for manuscripts to get rejected. But why do they get rejected? What can scholars do to ensure that it does not happen? The following are a few steps that will guide them.

Steps

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    Make sure to meet the guidelines of the supervising institution: Before starting work on the project, the scholars should read the guidelines of the publisher thoroughly. Academic boards, publishing houses, and scientific journals, all have their own set of rules. If these guidelines are not followed, the manuscripts are not accepted. So make sure to follow the rules.
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    Choose a topic that is relevant, original and interesting: The choice of topic has a lot to do with a manuscript getting accepted. Choose a subject that publishers and readers would want to learn more about.
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    Conduct research into the reasons for rejection: Scholars can take some initiative and do some research. Talk to other writers and find out why their work got rejected. This way, they can avoid making those same mistakes. They can take more care while writing their own manuscripts.
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    Brush up on language skills: Many researchers have ample domain knowledge. But they lack writing skills, and good knowledge of grammar. Take a class in writing if necessary. Spend some hours every day with the dictionary.
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    Get the manuscript professionally edited: Have the content looked over by a professional editor. They have been in the business for a long time. They know what quality manuscripts look like. They can polish the content to make sure that it is professionally appealing.
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    Format the article well: Make sure the article is formatted well. It needs to be divided into easy to read chapters and sections. Publishers do not like content that is hard to understand. They like manuscripts that are informative and appealing. Do not hesitate to use charts, diagrams, and pictograms to make a point. They get the message across much quicker.
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    If you fail once, try to try again: Manuscripts often get rejected for minor reasons. That does not mean that there is something wrong with the overall content. Writers should not lose heart when their work gets rejected. They can make amendments and submit it again. There are service providers who help writers make these changes. They look over the material and advice writers on both minor and major amendments.

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