You’ve done the research, written the manuscript and submitted to the journal. What happens next?
A scientific journal will enter your manuscript into a rigorous review by subject matter experts (your peers) prior to accepting the manuscript for publication.
Why is this peer review important? L. Bruce Gladden, PhD, FACSM — Editor-in-Chief of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® and ACSM President-Elect — states that peer review “protects the integrity of what we do.”
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For more details, read The life of a manuscript: The peer review process.