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From why you should publish to picking a journal and all the steps in between, this guide will help you publish a manuscript.

Manuscript Definitions

Again, each journal will have different instructions related to the types of manuscripts accepted on its "Aims & Scope" or "Instructions for Authors" pages. You must check the journal’s website to locate these instructions. JAMA provides this useful chart to help authors determine their article type. Informa UK Limited also describes different types of research articles here and Springer provides a brief breakdown of the most common five types of manuscripts on their website.

To review a sample of other publishers' accepted content, consider the following, which range from long-established print journals to more recent Open Access publishers:

Journal Analysis Table

Consider using this document to help you decide where to publish and track key factors in making this decision: