I want to submit an abstract for a call for papers for a good journal in my field. I don't have the paper ready yet, but I have a vague idea for a paper that I would like to propose to the journal editors. Is it possible to write an abstract on such a basis? If selected, there is time of 7 months to submit the manuscript.

  • What field? Scientific? Math? History? ...?
    – Buffy
    Oct 16, 2022 at 14:26
  • Applied Linguistics
    – Erin
    Oct 16, 2022 at 14:41
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    This may not be the best site for this question, given the field. Not many linguists are regular here. There is a companion site that might be better: linguistics.stackexchange.com. Check their help center before posting, though. But I've added a tag to try an ping whoever is about.
    – Buffy
    Oct 16, 2022 at 15:18
  • Indeed this could be very field-specific, but I suspect the answer is: you can always try. It's just an abstract, and it can be changed by the time the paper is ready.
    – stochastic
    Oct 17, 2022 at 17:47
  • What is your confidence level of being able to complete a paper of acceptable quality in the time? What is the penalty if you don't?
    – BillOnne
    Oct 17, 2022 at 17:54


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