How to guides:
Authoring, editing & reviewing
We've collated all our guidance on how to write for, edit or review academic publications
You can see what's here using the 'On this page' dropdown list, or find guidance for researchers, students, teachers or librarians under 'In this section'.
Ensure your article is highly downloaded
What you can do prior to submission
Edit a multi-authored volume
Consider a new direction as a volume editor
Use the Harvard reference system
All about the Harvard reference system, and how to use it
Write a book review
Write an entertaining and readable book review
Publish a journal article
A step-by-step guide to journal submission
Structure your journal submission
Learn about the building blocks that are used to construct a journal article
Write a literature review
Why, and how to, write a literature review
Tips on how to get your message across
Make your research easy to find with SEO
Optimise your content for search engines
Write an article abstract
Prepare and write article and conference paper abstracts
Proofread your manuscript
Top ten tips for effective proofreading
Publishing tips for non-native English speakers
General guidance and resources
Write a teaching note
How to create an effective teaching note
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