Identifying appropriate journals in your area:
Resources for evaluating journals
Manuscript Submission Guidelines for any journal which you are considering should be read carefully. These will specify:
Eight simple mistakes that can delay peer review (and how to avoid them) (PLOS ONE/Maria Gould)
Cover letter: A cover letter is your opportunity to explain to an editorial team why they should consider publishing your paper. A cover letter should:
Many journals require a statement that the paper is not under consideration elsewhere, has not been published before, and is approved by all co-authors. Some journal publishers provide cover letter samples or templates in their guidelines.