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The A-Z guide to successful manuscript submissions

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Wiley Researcher AcademyCertified microlearning courses for research and publication success

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Ace the submission process with a deep dive into author guidelines, copyright issues, editorial processes, online submission systems and more with strategies and advice from experts at one of the world’s leading publishers.

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4 hours 30 mins



Certificate on completion

Online, On-demand learning

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13 modules

What you learn

Primary duties of and best practices for the corresponding author

Fair use of previously published work, images, and videos in different countries

The importance of knowing author guidelines and editorial processes

Introduction to and advantages of online manuscript submissions

Deep dive into Article Processing Charges (APC), including payments and copyright

How APC requirements can help to identify predatory publishers and journals

Learn about the initial screening stage and how editors assess your manuscript

The editorial production workflow, editor roles and how to communicate with them

What happens to your manuscript post peer review and how you should respond

How to typeset content for electronic platforms, including metadata, HTML, and XML

The proofing process and how to differentiate between different versions of your manuscript

Best practices for submitting corrections to the editor before your paper is published

Introduction to a typical copyright transfer agreement (CTA) and your rights under it

Introduction to the six different types of Creative Commons licenses


While submitting manuscripts, it’s important to have a complete understanding of the publication process. Knowing how the manuscript submission and journal publication process works will not only help you streamline the submission process but will also aid acceptance. You’ll learn more about the importance of following author guidelines, the role of various editors and the editorial board, and what happens at and after the peer review stage. You will also understand how to decode author publication charges and avoid predatory publishers, handle copyrights and Creative Commons Licenses as an author, and typeset your content for online submissions.

This course has 13 modules, each consisting of an educational video, a module-specific multiple-choice question to check your understanding, and additional resources on the topic. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to handle and know what to expect at each step of the manuscript submission process, which will go a long way in helping you maximize your chance of publishing success

Course Author:

Richard Threlfall Richard Threlfall authored this course when he was a Product Manager with the Wiley Lab Solutions group. He worked there for over 7 years, developing synthesis planning and spectroscopy software for chemists. He holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Liverpool, and was also the Editor-in-Chief of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry from 2012-2016. Currently, he is a Data Engineer and Lead KNIME Developer at Innovate UK.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Module 1: Duties of the corresponding author

20 mins

LECTURE 2 |Video

Module 2: Obtaining permission to use previously published materials

20 mins

LECTURE 3 |Video

Module 3: How to facilitate the editorial process

20 mins

LECTURE 4 |Video

Module 4: Online manuscript submission

20 mins

LECTURE 5 |Video

Module 5: Article processing charges and predatory journals

20 mins

LECTURE 6 |Video

Module 6: Initial processing of your manuscript

30 mins

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Wiley Researcher Academy

Certified microlearning courses for research and publication success

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Are you an early career researcher seeking to improve your research writing skills? Are you an established researcher who wants to better understand the scholarly publishing landscape? Wiley Researcher Academy has the tools you need to navigate the publishing process and increase your chances of achieving a successful publishing outcome.

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