Preparing your article

Wiley supports you throughout the manuscript preparation process, from writing and preparing a great article to ensuring it is seen, read, and cited.

To ensure your article has the best chance of acceptance, we recommend you follow your chosen journal's author guidelines. Before you start writing your article, please refer to the following general resources:

  • Writing for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a critical part of maximizing your article’s discoverability, and a big priority for Wiley. Find out how you can increase the discoverability of your work.

  • Publication Ethics
  • Wiley’s Best Practice Guidelines on Publishing Ethics: A Publisher’s Perspective, Second Edition is widely acknowledged as the industry’s most comprehensive publishing ethics guidance. Review our top ten tips for authors or read the full guidelines.

  • Online Learning Program
  • Develop your article writing skills with Wiley Researcher Academy. This online, on-demand learning program guides you through the publishing process. Take one or more of our courses to build your skills and understanding of research publishing, including our course on best practices in writing scientific articles. Sign up for a free trial

  • Resources for Writing your Paper
  • From The Wiley Network

    Wiley Support for Your Author Journey

    Selected Wiley resources on how to write your paper effectively and efficiently covering books, blog posts, and webinars

  • Manuscript Preparation Guidelines
  • Guidelines to help you maintain consistency in language, formatting, and visual style, choose acceptable materials for supporting information, and prepare your artwork for submission.

Need more help? Consider Wiley Editing Services.

Wiley Editing Services offers expert help with article preparation, including English Language Editing, translation, manuscript formatting, figure illustration, figure formatting, and graphical abstract design – so you can submit your manuscript with confidence.

We recently completed an analysis to compare the acceptance rates of manuscripts edited by Wiley Editing Services against the average acceptance rate of articles accepted across all Wiley journals.

Manuscripts edited by Wiley Editing Services have:

  • 62% acceptance rate compared to the Wiley average acceptance rate of 28%
  • Produced more favorable outcomes for authors across all subject areas

Before submission, remember to run your manuscript through Wiley’s NEW Manuscript Language Checker. Using advanced algorithms, the Manuscript Language Checker will provide you with a FREE language quality score and recommend the best service to get your manuscript ready for submission to your chosen journal and improve the likelihood of acceptance.