Submission and review
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Submission and review book
The final chapter deals with submission of a research article and response to reviewers. The importance of choosing the correct journal and matching the expected format for that journal cannot be underestimated, and is highlighted again here. Different submission methods are mentioned, with tips on what will likely be required for electronic submission and how to complete the process efficiently. The cover letter genre, and how it is changing in the era of electronic submission, is also discussed. Next, the review process is described and what reviewers look for is related to what students have learned in this textbook about implicit claims, expected components, and structure. If the editor or reviewers think the article does not make an important contribution (implicit claim 1), it will be rejected. Problems with organization or insufficient support for claims 2 and 3 will typically lead to a request to rewrite and resubmit. Smaller problems may lead to conditional acceptance. This is followed by instruction on different methods of writing a response to reviewer comments. The chapter concludes with a section on when and how much a writer can borrow from their own work in future writing.