Managing my journal

May 12, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Turning around turnaround times: peer review timeline strategy


It goes without saying that the peer review process is essential in ensuring the quality of published work; however, it can be a timely system that can often frustrate authors that are awaiting a decision, while editors face the prospect of delayed publication of their journal.…

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May 9, 2017 | Nicholas Barclay, SPIB Editor

Publishing a special issue as a book (SPIB)


A SPIB is a special issue of a journal which is republished as a hardback monograph with new preliminary pages and an index. Do you have a special issue that could be published as a book? Find out what the requirements are and how to submit a proposal.
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May 3, 2017 | Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship

My role as a social media editor: one year on

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Claire SewellLast May we interviewed Claire Sewell, who had just been appointed as a Social Media Editor (SME) for the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship, to find out about her new role and her hopes of creating an effective social media presence.…

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May 2, 2017 | Dr Franco Impellizzeri and Dr Tim Meyer, co-Editors-in-Chief, Science and Medicine in Football

Meet the Editors: Science and Medicine in Football

Q&A with Dr Franco Impellizzeri and Dr Tim Meyer


Dr Meyer and Dr ImpellizzeriDr. Franco Impellizzeri is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Lower Limbs Clinical Outcome Unit at the Schulthess Clinic in Switzerland. Dr. Tim Meyer is a Professor for Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University in Germany. They are the co-Editors-in-Chief of the new journal Science and Medicine in Football, now published by Taylor & Francis.…

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April 19, 2017 | Katie Spencer, Production Integration Team Leader

Ensuring a smooth transition: meet the T&F production integration team


Since its formation in June 2015, the integration team have set-up 168 journals, including portfolios of journals from Maney Publishing and Co-Action Publishing. In this post, we are delighted to share case studies from two of these journals, focusing on streamlining workflows and swift set-up and prompt publication, including some valued feedback from our society partners and editors.
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April 12, 2017 | Mel Phillips, Marketing Executive and Eloise Moir Ford, Managing Editor

Top takeaways from our Melbourne, Sydney & Stockholm Editor Round Tables


Last month, Taylor & Francis journal editors and editorial board members took part in three Editor Round Table events in Melbourne, Sydney and Stockholm, exploring the themes of research quality, impact and engagement, research integrity and journal development.
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March 30, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

How to optimize your community links


Strengthening and enhancing links to the community around your journal is of immense benefit. Building author loyalty to the journal is crucial to long term success, as authors are more likely to submit to a journal that is familiar and known to them.…

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March 28, 2017 | Dr. Stephen Childe, Editor, Production Planning & Control

Making the most of Special Issues


Dr Stephen ChildeDr. Stephen Childe is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at Plymouth Business School, and the Editor of Taylor & Francis journal Production Planning & Control (PPC). In this post, Dr. Childe reflects on his experience of planning and publishing special issues, and offers tips for fellow Editors.…

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March 23, 2017 | Grace Ma, Managing Editor - Science, Technology & Medicine Journals (APAC)

Top takeaways from our Singapore Editor Round Table


Approximately 25 journal editors and editorial board members from journals across the subject areas joined us at Goodwood Park Hotel for the Editor Round Table on 22nd February.

The workshop started off with a welcome address by Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Editorial Journals Director, Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific.…

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March 20, 2017 | Dr Keyan Tomaselli, Editor, Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies

Getting published is just the first step


Keyan Tomaselli-croppedProf. Keyan Tomaselli is a professor and a fellow of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is the editor of the journal Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, published by Taylor & Francis. In this article, Prof. Tomaselli shares his advice on what to consider, and what actions to take, after your latest issue goes to publication.…

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February 27, 2017 | Dr. Claudia Lament Editor-in-Chief, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

Meet the editor: The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

Q&A with Dr. Claudia Lament


Dr. Claudia Lament is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Langone Medical Center, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child (The PSC), now published by Taylor & Francis. We spoke to Dr. Lament about the journal, child psychoanalysis, and The PSC’s partnership with Taylor and Francis.
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February 2, 2017 | Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin Editor-in-Chief, Neotropical Biodiversity

Meet the editor: Neotropical Biodiversity

Q&A with Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin


Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin is a specialist in evolutionary biology, who teaches at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito of Ecuador. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Neotropical Biodiversity, an open access journal published on behalf of SENESCYT, the Ecuadorean Department for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. We caught up with Dr. Guayasamin about the challenges of launching a journal, his advice to early career researchers and what he sees for the future of the journal.
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January 16, 2017 | Daniel Pullin, Marketing Coordinator

5 reasons to sign up to Taylor & Francis Insights


5 reasons to sign up to InsightsKeeping up with the latest news from the research community can be hard. Submissions deadlines, papers to mark, conferences to attend – it’s easy to push it all to one side.

That’s why we’ve introduced Insights: a weekly round-up of the latest research news, stories, and tips for researchers at all stages.…

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December 1, 2016 | Oscar Masinyana Managing Editor

Supporting early career researchers in ways that count

Six reflections from South Africa’s early career researcher ‘Conversazione’


The number of researchers moving from PhDs into a career in academia is shrinking, while the challenges to pursuing a career in research appear to be rising. So how can early career researchers best develop a body of published research, and what can the scholarly community do to better support people as they move into becoming published authors?…

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November 22, 2016 | Anna Walton Editorial Systems Coordinator

Making the most of your reviewer list

Using your peer review submission system to help you keep your reviewer list up to date


When examining improvement and development opportunities for your journal, editors should aim to enhance and augment the review process. Many editors would agree that the most difficult element of peer review is finding reviewers who are willing and able to evaluate a paper within a few weeks; yet this is such an integral slice of the journal’s day to day running, as it helps to improve both the speed and quality of the peer review process.…

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September 13, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

How we’re developing digital

The latest Editor Resources newsletter


At Taylor & Francis we’re always looking at ways to develop digitally, from redesigning our Taylor & Francis Online journals platform, to using innovative technology such as Figshare and JournalMap to help make research published in your journal more discoverable, and launching TandFChina.com to improve support offered to scholarly communities in China. Our latest Editor Resources newsletter takes you through some of these exciting digital developments.
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August 24, 2016 | Emma Greenwood, Associate Editorial Director & Bryan Vickery, Director, Cogent OA

Finding the right home for all submitted works

The Cogent transfer service


A manuscript may flow through multiple journals and rounds of review on its way to publication. Authors of work that goes on to be published can sometimes wait many months before publication, with efforts of reviewers and editors expended at each stage. That’s why we created the Cogent Transfer service - journal editors can at the point of rejection simply identify if the manuscript may be suitable for publication elsewhere by selecting the Reject – Unsuitable option. The author will then be offered a transfer to a suitable Cogent OA journal, and has the choice whether to transfer their manuscript or not. If they agree, Taylor & Francis/Cogent OA staff will transfer the manuscript on their behalf, no re-formatting required. Of course, authors are entirely free to submit their manuscript elsewhere.
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July 11, 2016 | Merle Zwiers, Early Career Editor, International Journal of Housing Policy

An early career researcher in the world of academic publishing

Q&A with Merle Zwiers, Early Career Editor, International Journal of Housing Policy


Merle Zwiers, a PhD student in Urban Geography at Delft University of Technology, was recently appointed the new role of early career editor at the International Journal of Housing Policy. In this short interview, Merle tells us about her experiences as a young researcher in the world of academic publishing. How did she become an early career editor? What are the benefits and challenges that come with this position?
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June 15, 2016 | Scott Yearsley, Managing Editor

10 ways to develop your journal


Editors already play a crucial role in journal development; they send signals to the readership through their selection of papers and appointment of board members, for example. But the pace of change in the world of journals is immense, and there are a number of other strategies that an editor can employ. The following are just a few ideas for you to consider.
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May 6, 2016 | Claire Sewell Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship & Research Skills Coordinator in the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge

My new role as a social media editor

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Graham Walton, Editor of New Review of Academic Librarianship, recently appointed a social media editor for the journal. We caught up with Claire Sewell to find out more about her new role. How did she become a social media editor? Why did the journal decide to launch social media pages? And what will she be posting about in her new role?
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May 4, 2016 | Elaine Devine Senior Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Supporting researchers in China and beyond with the launch of TandFChina.com


Taylor & Francis’ new online hub for scholars based in China and for Chinese researchers anywhere in the world has launched this week. Find out how this website, with support and guidance in Mandarin, can help you in your work as an editor, and what the reaction was when we debuted it at recent editor roundtable events in Hong Kong and Beijing.
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April 19, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

The role of a journal editor

Our latest Editor Resources newsletter


Are you a new journal editor? Or a seasoned editor looking for fresh ideas and insights? Perhaps you are a reviewer wanting to find out more about the role of an editor, or an author keen to edit a journal in the future. Whatever your story, read our latest Editor Resources newsletter for information, news and tips. In this issue, we focus on the role of a journal editor.
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March 30, 2016 | Cat Chimes, Head of Marketing, Altmetric

Putting Altmetric data to use: an introduction for journal editors


Assessing the reach of your journal, determining the levels of engagement within your field of research, helping you to shape your content strategy. Did you know these are just some of the many ways you could use the Altmetric data available at just one click on Taylor & Francis Online? Read this guest post from Altmetric for some ideas for how journal editors can put that data to use. And then, get the inside track from other editors, who told us how they’re using the data to benefit their journal.
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March 16, 2016 | Matt Cannon, Publisher (Publisher, Earth and Environmental Science) Elaine Devine Senior Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Trialling ORCiD: what, why and how

Biological, Earth and Environmental Science journals trial including ORCiDs as standard in online submissions


We’re trialling including ORCiDs on every submission to some of our biological, earth and environmental science journals. Find out what an ORCiD is, what the benefits are, and why we’re running this trial. Plus, tell us what you think – can it really save time, reduce errors and ensure researchers get credit for all their research activities?
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March 13, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Spread the word, spread the support: our 15-minute podcast series

NEW: the role of academic mentoring


From encouraging people outside of academia to read your work, to exploring the many and varied career paths open to researchers, there’s something for everyone in our new podcast series. Created with Vitae – the international program that champions professional development for researchers – the series features interviews from people working in all aspects of research, and offers tips and practical advice that you can pass on to the researchers you work with (and you might even glean some valuable insights yourselves.)
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March 10, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

Being an editor: the joys and challenges


Journal editors play a crucial role in the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects. But what is it like to be an editor on a day-to-day basis? What are the joys and challenges in the role? And how do we support our editors?
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February 17, 2016 | Richard Goodman, Managing Editor

Working with your editorial board


Editorial boards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but nearly all journals will have one and they are a fundamental factor in creating a sustainable and successful publication. This post suggests some key points to consider when constructing your editorial board, and engaging with board members on your journal’s activities and decisions.
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January 25, 2016 | Graham Walton Assistant Director (Academic and User Services), Library, and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University, U.K.

Digital research practices: the real user experience


As a journal editor you want your journal to be read, but in a world of ever growing resources, available at the click of a mouse or the tap of a screen, how do researchers get to the information they need, and how can this experience be improved?
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December 4, 2015 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

What are Taylor & Francis Editor Round Tables all about?

Watch highlights from the U.K. Editor Round Tables to get a flavor of the events


Watch our highlights video to revisit discussion from our UK Editor Round Tables and meet our editors as they tell us more about the events, and shed light on the role of a Taylor & Francis journal editor.
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December 3, 2015 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our 2015 UK Editor Round Tables


This year, journal editors from a range of disciplines joined us at St Hugh’s College, Oxford on 23 October, and The Lowry, Manchester on 6 November for lively conversation around the theme of ‘staying ahead of the curve’ in today’s fast paced publishing industry. Read on to find out what we discussed and what our editors took away from the events.
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November 27, 2015 | Rachael Lammey Product Manager, CrossRef

Getting to grips with Crossref Similarity Check


CrossCheck, designed to help publishers, journal editors and publishing staff actively engage in efforts to prevent plagiarism, was launched in 2008. Read on to find out more about the service and how it could benefit you and your journal.
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November 17, 2015 | Cait Morgan, Assistant Editor for Child Care in Practice

How I use Author Services and Editor Resources


As assistant editor of a multi-disciplinary journal I am faced with many weird and wonderful questions from authors, reviewers, and fellow editors. Here are some ways in which I use the information on Taylor & Francis’ Author Services and Editor Resources in my day-to-day work.
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November 3, 2015 | Tamara Bowler Peer Review Coordinator

Understanding conflicts of interest


As a journal editor, you probably will have come across several conflicts of interest; usually these are of minor concern and easily resolved if treated with the proper attention and transparency. However, occasionally they can get complicated and raise serious concerns. What are the true implications of a declared conflict of interest? And how does this affect the article or your journal? Find out in this post.
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October 27, 2015 | Ellie Gilroy Managing Editor

Mind the gap! Editor transition planning – tips for editors


A great editor is fundamental to a journal’s health and success. However, every great editor has to eventually make way for their successor. The transition period between editors can be a complex process, involving contracts, systems, mentoring and above all, careful timing.…

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October 9, 2015 | Helen Talbot, Editorial Systems Coordinator

Release news: Editorial Manager 12.1


Editorial Manager 12.1 has arrived and boasts some great new features designed to make the editorial process easier, faster, and more flexible. Read on to find out more.
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October 7, 2015 | Siobhan Aldridge Editorial Systems Coordinator

New author submission interface for ScholarOne


Taylor & Francis are pleased to announce that this October we will be upgrading all of our ScholarOne sites with a new, streamlined author submission interface. This new interface has been extensively tested in beta testing by Taylor & Francis’ Electronic Editorial Systems team, and has been welcomed as an update to the current user interface. Read on to find out more.
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October 1, 2015 | Sarah Robbie, Peer Review Manager

Publishing ethics and the role of the editor


Publishing ethics and ethics misconduct are something that journal editors certainly hear a lot about, whether through direct experience in dealing with misconduct on their journals, or through reading about them more and more in the media. But why are ethics important? And what is the role of the editor in ethics? Find out in this post.
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September 25, 2015 | Helen Talbot, Editorial Systems Coordinator

Editorial Manager: free reporting webinar


Spaces are still available on Aries’ Enterprise Analytics Reporting (EAR) Webinar on September 30. Sign up to this free event and learn how to use this powerful tool to enhance the management of your journal.
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August 21, 2015 | Graham Walton Assistant Director (Academic and User Services), Library, and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University, UK

Eighteen years of being an editor: reflections on the role


“When I became a journal editor in 1998, I naively made the assumption that the work was primarily about deciding which papers should be published and in what order.” Graham Walton reflects on eighteen years of hard-won experience as a journal editor and what the role looks like in 2015.
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July 28, 2015 | Louise Phillips Marketing Executive

Using Search Engine Optimization techniques to increase discoverability of research


Search engines are most people’s first port of call for answering questions. But what about finding academic research? How can you make sure that the research published in your journal is at the top of the results list? Take a look at these SEO techniques that you and your authors can use to help ensure that the research published in your journal is as discoverable and widely read as possible.
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July 27, 2015 | Karen Winter Head of Quality Management

Support for editors and authors – Taylor & Francis Editing Services


In February this year we launched Taylor & Francis Editing Services www.tandfeditingservices.com. The service was developed in response to authors’ need for advice on language editing or assistance with arranging translation. The aim of the service is to support authors and to ease the burden for editors in managing submissions that need translation or English language improvement.
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July 17, 2015 | Paul Naish Publisher

Getting the most out of your editorial board meeting


Editorial Board meetings, typically held annually, are vital to the continued editorial development of any journal. They offer the journal board the opportunity to make key decisions, share ideas, and discuss the journal’s progress. Taylor & Francis can often help with Editorial Board meeting arrangements but planning and chairing a meeting is often a responsibility that falls to the Editor-in-Chief. Get the most out of the opportunity by reading these tips for planning and running an effective Editorial Board meeting.
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July 6, 2015 | Tamara Bowler Peer Review Coordinator

Required reviewers – customizing for the exception, not the rule


Inspired by frequently asked questions from editors, our dedicated EES (Electronic Editorial Systems) team share their top tips on getting the best out of your peer review management system. In this post, how do you change the minimal number of reviewers necessary to complete the review stage of a manuscript? Read on.
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June 18, 2015 | Siobhán Aldridge Editorial Systems Coordinator

Special tips for a special issue


Inspired by frequently asked questions from editors, our dedicated EES (Electronic Editorial Systems) team share their top tips on getting the best out of your peer review management system. In this post, we give you some special tips for publishing a special issue. Don't miss them - read on.
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June 8, 2015 | Matthew Johnson Editor of Global Discourse

Altmetric, social media, and impact


Altmetric data has now been added to Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA. Matthew Johnson, Editor of Global Discourse tells us how he is using these metrics to benefit the journal: “Understanding this basis for credibility and authority enables editors to think much more effectively about the development of their journals. Altmetric offers an opportunity for editors to be much more precise and focused in their efforts.”
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June 4, 2015 | David Chandler Editor of Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses

Taking journals out of the library: using Altmetric insight and social media to engage new audiences

One editor's view on Altmetric


Altmetric data has now been added to Taylor & Francis Online and Cogent OA, enhancing the article metrics currently available on both journal platforms. Added to all journal articles published since January 2012, Altmetric data will offer users a more complete picture of how people are engaging with research articles from Taylor & Francis Group, whether via traditional or social media, blogs or online reference managers. We spoke to David Chandler, editor of Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, to find out how he is using these metrics, and what these metrics mean to him as an Editor.
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