n Journal of Public Administration - Preparing a research article for publication

Volume 42, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



This article deals with the factors and skills involved in writing an article for publication in an accredited journal. It discusses the journal writer's participation in the publishing culture; tips for better writing; the components of an excellent manuscript and the information that should be sent to the publisher. The manuscript's review process by the journal editor and the criteria involved in adjudicating manuscripts, as well as the importance of revising and resubmitting the manuscript and how to deal with criticism and rejection are also discussed. This article explains the vital elements of the research article. These involve the title; the abstract; the introduction; the statement of hypothesis; the review of literature; the research methodology; the presentation of the findings; the analysis and conclusions and the referencing. This article acts as an important aid and comprehensively covers the aspects of writing an article for publication in an accredited journal.

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