8 top tips to make sure your industry-sponsored research submission grabs a journal editor’s attention

The final, most important, step in industry-sponsored research is getting the manuscript past the eyes of journal editors through to publication. Editors are the most significant people in the publication process; they decide whether a submission is worthy of consideration. Thus, your manuscript needs to really grab their attention! Editors have to ensure that every accepted manuscript is relevant to the journal’s scope and readership, and meets its standards. Rejection rates generally vary from 60% to 70%, but can cross 90%.1 An editor’s responsibility further increases when handling manuscripts based on industry-sponsored research, where conflicts of interest can be…

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