Journal of Research in Technical Careers


peer review, research publication, manuscript quality


Peer review is one way scholarly journals can maintain rigor and increase the quality of published manuscripts. The purpose of this article is to describe in detail the peer review process as implemented by the Journal of Research in Technical Careers. Suggestions for successful submissions are provided, including common problems that lead to delays in the peer review and publication process or even rejection. Clarification on topics such as self-plagiarism will be of particular interest to graduate student authors or early career researchers. Questions frequently encountered by the journal editors are also addressed.