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Richard Threlfall’s tips on revising your manuscript

ChemistryViews‘ series on submitting manuscripts continues with “After Submission and Handling Referee Comments: Manuscript Accepted or Revision Requested.”

In this post, Richard Threlfall writes about how to revise your manuscript after receiving reviewers’ comments.  This task can be the most difficult but considering suggestions from reviewers and “referees” is important for the publishing process. 

Here are some of Threlfall’s major points to consider:

  • Think about the reviewer’s comments in their broadest sense and try not to just alter the few things that they might have specifically mentioned.
  • If you believe that a suggestion is unreasonable or is not scientifically accurate, then say so.
  • Electronically highlight all the changes that you.
  • Thoroughly describe all the changes in a cover letter.

Threlfall states, “Marking the changes and explaining them clearly in your letter shows you are genuinely interested in improving your work and not trying to do just the minimum to get it published.”

Above all, it is important to examine a reviewer’s recommendations and address them as impartially as possible.

You can read Threlfall’s previous article about how to handle “unfair reviews” and what to do when your manuscript is rejected.

“Writing better science papers” webinar announced, register today

chemistry views webinar

If you are interested in ways to improve your writing, you may be interested in this webinar based on 14 Tips for Writing Better Science Papers. From the team at ChemistryViews, the program will be all how to write high-impact research papers.

Presenters Dr. Richard Threlfall (managing editor of Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry and author of the above mentioned writing series) and Vera Koester  (of Chemistry Views) will focus on:

  • How to prepare a cover letter
  • How important the title of a paper can be
  • How to write a concise abstract
  • How to prepare graphics

The webinar will take place on November 7th (10 am GMT/ 11 am CET/7pm JST). The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Registration is now open. You can learn more by clicking here.

ChemistryViews: Tips for Writing Better Science Papers

Tips for Writing Better Science Papers

Have you ever struggled to write up your results into a publishable paper only to get it rejected? Richard Threlfall, Managing Editor, Asian Journal of Organic Chemistry, gives some insider tips on what to do if your paper is rejected and how to handle comments from referees. 

Read the article ‘After Submission and Handling Referee Comments: Manuscript Rejected’ on ChemistryViews

His article is part of a series called ‘Tips for Writing Better Science Papers.’ 

On October the 1st he will be posting the next article ‘After Submission and Handling Referee Comments: Unfair Review?’

You can view the rest of the articles  in the series by clicking them below:

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