How To Create A Winning Pre-Submission Package?

What will you learn?

  1. What editors and reviewers look for in a submission package
  2. How to write an impressive cover letter
  3. The must-have checklist for every researcher
  4. Understand the ethical aspects that you need to follow before submission


As a researcher, you take a lot of time and effort in writing your manuscript. But so do thousands of others. So, how do you make sure your work stands a better chance at acceptance? If you are dreading desk rejections or wondering if you’re submission ready, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

This carefully curated pre-submission guide comes with checklists, expert tips, and case studies to propel you toward publishing success. You will learn what editors are looking for and, accordingly, ensure your manuscript has all the key elements to give it a better shot at journal acceptance. You will also be able to draft a great cover letter and get a downloadable checklist to help you create a complete manuscript submission package, which goes a long way to impress editors and reviewers.

What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Why all the fuss about the submission package?

Lecture 2: What are the first things journal editors look at in a submission package?

Lecture 3: Wait! Your manuscript is not ready for submission yet!

Lecture 4: Impress the editor with your cover letter!

Lecture 5: Is your author information complete?

Lecture 6: Give credit where credit is due!

Lecture 7: Reusing figures? Take permission.

Lecture 8: Disclose all conflicts of interest.

Lecture 9: Some special requirements for biomedical papers.

Lecture 10: A concluding note.

Your Instructor

Kakoli Majumder
Kakoli Majumder

Kakoli has over ten years’ experience in the field of English Communication and Training, the last four of which have been dedicated to academic publishing. She is passionate about helping young researchers and authors, particularly, non-native speakers of English, overcome the barriers of language and publish in international English language journals. In her current role, her aim is to educate researchers about the publication process and good publication practices. She also writes learning content targeted at young researchers. Kakoli’s empathy with authors and her understanding of the problems they face in research writing and publishing is reflected in her article “How do authors feel when they receive negative reviewer comments: An experience from Chinese biomedical researchers."

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