1. Select the right journal for your article
2. Talk with colleagues who have a publication record. There is much to be learned from others who have published in English language journals before, and finding a mentor is a great way to gain insight.
Make sure the paper is well-written before publication.- Prof. Nai-fu Chen
3. Be clear about what is new and relevant in your work, and why it should be published
A top-class article adds to the scientific knowledge of the field. Its literature review is comprehensive and concise and brings out a clear conceptualization of the research questions. The design and analysis of the are appropriate and address the research questions. The interpretation is pertinent and sound. The abstract brings out a clear synopsis of the article and the conclusion addresses the objectives of the study and provides suggestions for future research directions.- Prof. Fanny M Cheung
4. Follow the Instructions for Authors
Multiple submissions of the same article is strictly forbidden; on the other hand, having 3-5 different articles out for review at any one time is standard.- Dr. Stuart Christie
5. Seek help with language if necessary
The ability to write proper English and to argue logically is the most important issue facing Chinese scholars.- Prof. Eric Tsang
6. Utilize the reviewer’s comments in a constructive manner
7. Read the proofs thoroughly
8. Try not to take rejection personally
Don’t anticipate acceptance for your favorite work until it has been rejected at least 2-3 times by quality reviewers and don’t’ take adverse criticism personally! Even the most seemingly “harsh” comments can be very well-intentioned.
- Dr. Stuart Christie