While the below list is not necessarily a recommendation or endorsement, it is a list compiled to offer some resources that contributors may find helpful in the writing/submitting/reviewing process.
Clear writing and a command of the language in which your are submitting is essential in any manuscript. Associate Editors and reviewers are much more likely to consider your research when they are not distracted by grammatical errors and a verbose or otherwise difficult-to-follow writing style. Regardless of whether English or French is your first language, hiring a professional editor before submitting your article is always a good idea. At the very least, have your article proofread by a colleague or someone able to objectively view your paper.
Advice from Linda. M. Johanson, managing editor of Administrative Science Quarterly, outlining “what journal reviewers expect of the scholarly publications they review and how authors can anticipate reviewers’ sensemaking processes to increase their chances of being understood and making their contribution clear.”
New Open Access Policy for Tri-Agency-funded research *In effect May 1st, 2015