A number of formal requirements must be fulfilled when you publish your research results. It is important to be familiar with them to ensure that your manuscript is not rejected solely due to non-compliance with the formal criteria.
The specific requirements imposed by the individual publisher or journal are usually set out in Author guides.
In addition to specific, formal requirements, there are also a number of related issues you ought to be aware of which may help you to get your publication accepted and approved on the platform of your choice.
For example, the issue of how to protect your copyright when publishing your work; or knowledge of programmes which ensure that the references and reference lists in your manuscript meet the formal criteria; or knowledge of the peer-review process; or what it means for you and the reader if your publication is available via open access.