The purpose of this paper is to offer strategies that can enhance the likelihood of successfully developing an idea through to publication in a high-quality journal. The paper also seeks to demystify what lies behind the editorial and review processes that form part of that journey.
This paper is based on the author’s 20+ years’ experience as a journal editor, editorial board member, ad hoc reviewer and author.
Successfully publishing in high-quality journals is a combination of a well-developed idea, meticulous planning and execution of the research, a thorough review of the target journal’s scope and expectations, attention to detail in drafting the paper and reasoned and reflective responses to guidance and recommendations from editors and referees, supplemented by some good fortune and natural talent.
This paper is intended primarily to be a resource that demystifies what lies behind the process for researchers seeking to develop their profile as an author of high-quality papers in high-quality peer-reviewed journals with a focus on the discipline of taxation. In this regard its primary intended audience is thesis students and those relatively new to academia.
Existing contributions to the literature concerning the publication process are numerous, but few studies offer a succinct summary for new and emerging researchers in mind, especially those undertaking taxation research.
The author wishes to acknowledge the reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions for improving an earlier version of this paper.
This paper is a revised version of the Plenary Address given to the Fourth Queensland Tax Researchers Symposium at Queensland University of Technology on 28 June 2013. It reflects the personal views and opinions of the author, which may not necessarily be held by other academics with experience as a referee and journal editor.
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