Publication of Research in Psychology Journals: Some Suggestions of New Authors
Final rept. Nov 1982-Nov 1983
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This paper describes some shortcomings of manuscripts reporting research results and suggests ways in which new authors might improve their chances of publishing in psychological journals. Such manuscripts should, but sometimes do not, include the same steps as the research what was studied, the formulation of the research questions, the design of the study, and the execution and outcome of the research. Authors need to be aware of common shortcomings in content and structure, errors in format, and errors resulting from inadequate proofreading. Authors should also recognize that many laborious steps usually follow initial manuscript preparation, both before and after submission to a journal. Suggestions are made to guide authors through these processes.
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