2. Prepare Your Paper For Submission

Preparing your paper

Read the Guide for Authors, which you can find on the journal’s homepage. It contains specific requirements related to ethics, open access options, copyright and funding body agreements. It also provides guidelines for preparing your paper, covering:

  • article structure
  • abstract
  • highlights and keywords
  • accepted formats for artwork, data sources and video

Don’t let your language get you rejected

Poor English is one of the most common reasons for rejection. You can avoid this by having your manuscript proofread or edited – check out our guide for how to check your manuscript. Elsevier also offers editing services via the WebShop:

Enriching your article

Publishing in an Elsevier journal gives you the opportunity to enrich your article with a different content, such as graphical abstractshighlights, interactive Google Maps and AudioSlides. You’ll need to prepare this content before you submit, so check the Guide for Authors to find out what’s available for your journal. For more information, visit the Content Innovation page.