Avoid a desk-reject for your article
Collates links to all eight blogposts in the how to avoid a desk-reject series
My series on how to avoid a desk-reject has been very popular over the years. However, it is hard to get an overview of the recommendations and to navigate between the blogposts. On this page I have therefore included links to all eight separate blogposts as well as all of their sub-sections. Above you will also find a playlist of seven videos dealing with each of the eight steps. It was created for the Middlesex University writing bootcamp, but will be useful for all.
Links to all eight blogposts
How to avoid a desk-reject in seven steps [1/8]
Who do you want to talk to? Targeting journals [2/8]
- Joining a conversation
- What to do? Research, research, research
Your title: the public face of your paper [3/8]
Writing your abstract: not a last-minute activity [4/8]
- What needs to be included in an abstract?
- Examples of abstracts
- Some quick fine-tuning tips
Your introduction: first impressions count [5/8]
- Emails vs. paper introductions
- How title, abstract and introduction work in harmony
Conclusions: last impressions count too [6/8]
- Examples of conclusions
- How to end your paper effectively?
What do you cite? Using references strategically [7/8]
- How to use references strategically?
Why do I need to write a letter to the editor? [8/8]
- Picking your acting editor and suggesting reviewers
- What's included in a letter to the editor?
- That's it: you are done!
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.