Publishing the results of your research or practice is a necessary step in the scholarly process. Usually during the early stages of the project design, researchers already have their top 5 journals or outlets where they would like to see the outcomes of their research published. Those targets determine to some extent the focus and the context of the research project. Strategic planning is important and targeting the best outlets possible in each particular discipline is a priority to improve the likelihood of your work making an impact and being cited.
The following are some of the points to consider as you plan your manuscript. The process is not strictly linear; therefore you will want to consider some of the topics together at the same time.