By Susan Phillips, Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, from her blog for ANSER-ARES (April, 2022)

How could Reviewer C say that about my paper? Clearly, the Editors didn’t understand the significance of my ideas when they rejected my manuscript!

There is no doubt that getting published in a quality journal is hard work. The review process can be daunting, and most scholars experience the disappointment of rejection at some point. As emerging scholars, we are rarely taught how to succeed in publishing, and we learn by trial and error – a process that is, well, trying. As I near the end of six years as Editor-in-Chief (with Chao Guo and Angela Bies) of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly (NVSQ), I have come to appreciate a few basic ways in which scholars can enhance their chances of getting their work accepted in nonprofit journals.

Does your paper fit with the journal? Does your paper advance research in the field? Does your study engage with the literature, especially recent and international literature? Click here for the rest of Dr. Phillips’ blog from ANSER-ARES, as it outlines half a dozen suggestions to increase the chances your work will be accepted for publication in the field.

Dr. Susan Phillips is an Editor at PANL Perspectives and is Editor-in-Chief of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly — and is on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in ,
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