It is worth mentioning that, in academia, publishing research must meet the high English standards of publication. Therefore, prior to publication, research papers undergo copy editing from in-house editors at the target journal. This is a consistent standard within publication practice that reflects the expectations of English grammar, particularly for specific, and often misused, notation, such as hyphens and dashes. Therefore, academics ought to strive to meet these expectations prior to publication for two primary reasons: one, as mentioned at the beginning of this chapter, it gives the reader confidence the author’s work in credible; and two, it expedites the publication process, which benefits both the author and the journal.

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