105 PRS Proofreading and Editing Service PhD Experts • All Academic Areas • Fast Turnaround • High Quality such a minor discrepancy can be sorted out during final editing, a journal that wants papers of about 25 pages or perhaps 10,000 words does not want papers of 50 pages or 20,000 words. Do include a covering letter if this is permitted (see Section 6.1 above) and any other supporting documents that may be required, such as an author biography, a list of previous publications or a CV. You may need to number any files you’re submitting (and the pages within them) in whatever ways the guidelines indicate, and label or name them according to the instructions as well (including running headings within the documents). Finally, remember to send along with your submission any processing or reviewing fees that may be required at this point: your paper will not be considered without them. As a general rule, the more you can do to meet the journal’s requirements in each and every way, the better chance you have that your paper will be greeted with a positive attitude. PARt III: commUnIcAtIng wItH JoURnAl edItoRs: sUBmIssIon, AccePtAnce, RevIsIon And ReJectIon PRS Tip: It’s always good to leave yourself a little extra time between finishing your paper and actually submitting it. A day or two or, better still, a week can provide enough distance to allow you a more objective perspective on work in which you’ve necessarily been immersed for some time. So if you can, set your paper and all accompanying documents aside for a bit and return to read them on a day when you have enough time to read through everything carefully at one sitting. Often errors, awkward phrases and inconsistent terminology and formatting unnoticed for days or even weeks will suddenly leap off the page when you give yourself this sort of opportunity to be a thoughtful, critical reader of your own writing.