My second article to be published this week!
How to choose a journal and write a cover letter is part of the "How to write a scientific paper" special issue of the Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - official publication of the Saudi Anaesthesia Society.
There have been several articles written offering advice on journal selection, but this article is the most thorough of its kind, using recent evidence to inform the strategies presented.
Selecting a suitable journal for submitting a manuscript can be a complex and confusing task, and end in disappointment when a paper is rejected quickly for reasons that may not be clear to the author. This article provides details on the factors involved in optimal journal selection, giving insights into how to identify suitable journals, why particular criteria are important and ideal methods to approach this task.
The article also includes a spreadsheet tool for tracking information about potential titles of interest and submission details, and finally, provides notes on supporting your submission with an effective cover letter.
Nicholas D. How to choose a journal and writea cover letter. Saudi J Anaesth 2019; Suppl S1:35-41