If publishers truly are service providers, then better care should be taken in setting up journal submission guidelines and formats. This guest post by Mriganka Awati shares author feedback on the frustrations with the current submission processes and offers solutions for consideration.
Mriganka Awati is an Academic Research Specialist for Editage, Cactus Communications. She studies data and trends related to scholarly publishing and writes reports, articles, or white papers based on the results of her analyses. In the past, she has worked as a scientific editor, trainer, and author educator, and is the lead author of two Editage books focusing on academic writing for non–English-speaking researchers.