Get the language right

It is estimated that between 20–25% of all manuscripts are rejected before peer-review because the quality of English is deemed ‘poor’. Immediate rejection, also known as desk rejection, means that the quality of your research will not be assessed! Your research might be good, but if your manuscript is not accepted then nobody gets to read it. The first step on the road to publication is aimed at ensuring your level of English is appropriate: you will learn to choose the right words; how to structure your sentences and paragraphs correctly; how to write in an engaging manner; what you need to do to avoid verbosity; use the correct tense, and much more.