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Get Published

Publish your research. This guide is designed to assist emerging researchers and provide an update for experienced researchers.

Journal article publishing flowchart

Types of peer review

Peer review by researchers (peers) in the relevant field, is the process where an article is assessed for its quality and originality, to ensure the integrity of the research and the journal. Peer review adds value to the article.

For information on the pros and cons of each visit the Taylor and Francis Author Services page.

Open peer review example

The F1000 platform provides open peer review.

Information on peer review from selected publisher's websites:

Taylor and Francis Author Services
Wiley Author Services

Finding peer reviewers

When you submit your article to a journal you may be asked to suggest peer reviewers.  Some tips:

  • Look for respected researchers working in your field
  • Consider authors you have cited
  • Use search tools and databases to find researchers working on similar topics
  • Use a locator tool such as JANE
  • Check the editorial board of the journal
  • Check for previous authors and guest editors
  • Ask reviewers who decline for recommendation on other reviewers

For more:

How to find peer reviewers - an editor's guide - Editor Resources (

How to find peer reviewers: 5 actionable tips from our experts (

ORE-Guide-How-to-find-reviewers.pdf (

How to peer review - BMJ Author Hub

Scopus Researcher Discovery - connect with researchers using Scopus

Publishing preprints

A preprint is a version of the research paper shared online which has not been formally published. If a publisher allows it, submit your paper to a repository or an online service. Some journals may suggest authors submitting to a preprint repository first before peer review. Check the journal's policy or with the editor before submitting.

As most preprints have not been peer-reviewed, researchers should be careful using or citing the findings. The findings of health science research in preprints should not be used for clinical or public health decision making.

Open peer-review or feedback may be available in some preprint servers.

Some preprint servers