Publishing How-To


These videos were a presentation at the 52nd Annual Symposium of the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM) in Tenerife, Spain, in March 2024.

These presentations were designed to review the peer-review process from manuscript and cover letter submission to reviewer responses and communicating with a journal editor. Scientists focus on hypothesis generation and data collection, analyses, and presentation, but navigating the path toward publication is also important to conducting science and can be equally challenging to that process. Each segment of this presentation will offer suggestions for a strong and informative cover letter, responding to reviewer comments, and communicating with a journal’s editor. It provides a general discussion on topics related to Open Access, supplemental material, and identifying and selecting the most appropriate journal for your material. While scientific writing is not the same as creative writing, peer-reviewed publications offer a valuable outlet for our stories and science.

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