Managing my journal

January 7, 2015 | Vicki Luker, Executive Editor The Journal of Pacific History

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

An unexpected but serendipitous discovery


“Authors and editors aim for the same thing: for words that fly on their own wings, off the page or the screen, to our readers!” For Vicki Luker, articles by non-native speakers have sharpened her love of words. Read on to find out more about this unexpected, but serendipitous, result of her experience as an editor.
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December 8, 2014 | Dr. Tom McDaniel Executive Editor of The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas & Dr. Pamela Childers Executive Editor of The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas

What I wish I’d known when I first started co-editing a journal

Co-editing is a happy marriage, and divorce is not an option!


Join Thomas McDaniel and Pamela Childers in this special co-editor edition of the “What I wish I’d known” blog series. Executive Editors of The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, Thomas and Pamela reflect on the benefits of co-editing a journal, the ups and downs of the relationship, and how many hands can make light work.
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November 17, 2014 | Professor Marcus Haward Editor of Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

A shared journey


Motivations for taking on editorial responsibilities vary, but a common element seems to be a desire to contribute to scholarship. Find out why Professor Marcus Haward took on the role of editor and if he’d have done it knowing what he knows now.
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November 10, 2014 | Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar Editor-in-Chief of IETE Technical Review

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

Even brilliant ideas are never new


“One should realize that ideas are never new. However brilliant, every idea is always based on previous knowledge.” Read on to discover the importance of publishing papers by authors that cite their research.
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November 10, 2014 | Gary McCulloch Editor of British Journal of Educational Studies

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

Referee reports and how to tackle the classic ‘yes-no-maybe’


It’s common for two academics in the same area of study to have completely different views of the same article. It is not unusual for one to say that a particular article should be published as it stands, while another is emphatic that it should not be published under any circumstances. Read on to find out about Gary McCulloch’s own experience of contradictory feedback as an author and tips for what editors can do in this situation.
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October 21, 2014 | Anna T. Cianciolo Editor of Teaching & Learning in Medicine

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

Balancing journal management and leadership


Join Anna Cianciolo as she breaks down the mechanics of managing a journal to make room for leadership: “For new editors, it is easy to allow a journal’s managerial demands to overwhelm the duties of leadership ... To keep a journal alive, an editor must make every effort to improve process efficiency so that time and mental space are preserved for leadership.”
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October 16, 2014 | Neil Carr Editor of the Annals of Leisure Research

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

You need to know the questions you need to ask


Sometime in 2012 a call for a new editor of the Annals of Leisure Research went out and a nice individual who shall remain anonymous (you know who you are!) suggested I stick my name forward. Well, the rest is history; at the start of 2013, I took up the editorial reins. Do I wish I had had more knowledge when stepping into the breach? Read on to find out.
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October 15, 2014 | Graham Hobbs, Journals Editorial Director

What do researchers want to know before they submit their paper?

Insights from a “How to get published” workshop


Perplexed about peer review? Stumped by social media? Find out what early-career researchers want to know before they submit their research to an academic journal or book. Journals Editorial Director, Graham Hobbs, reveals the common questions asked in a “How to get published” workshop.
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October 2, 2014 | Dr. Neil Powe Managing Editor of Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

What I wish I'd known when I first started editing a journal

The importance of maintaining the human touch


Being an editor is a rewarding yet challenging job with much of the work occurring through an electronic online automated system. Whilst the efficiency of processing is significantly enhanced by such systems, and feedback from the authors and reviewers is mostly positive, it can be difficult to maintain a personal approach.
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October 2, 2014 | Jessica Feinstein, Head of Quality Management

Accepted Manuscripts Online: an overview


Taylor & Francis offers a rapid publication option called Accepted Manuscripts Online (AMO) that enables authors to see their peer-reviewed, accepted manuscripts on the Taylor & Francis website before they have been copy-edited. These articles are available in PDF format only. This option allows new knowledge to be made available to readers in the shortest possible time.
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September 24, 2014 | Ken Jones Managing Editor, Professional Development in Education

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

If you want a journal to grow, you can’t do it alone


Professional Development in Education began its life 40 years ago as the British Journal of In-service Education, run by a small, close-knit team who encouraged “practitioner” contributions as well as articles emerging from academic research. In those days a team of about six editors read every article and each was discussed fully at Editorial Boards before a decision was made. This was one of the best professional learning environments I've been involved in and it highlighted the fact that academics disagree.
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September 16, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations) & Dr. Mike J Smith Editor-in-Chief Journal of Maps

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

The role of reviewers


After authors, reviewers are the lifeblood of any journal. Peer review requires independent scrutiny by suitable experts and it is this, in particular, that academic journals offer in terms of “value added.” And reviewers do this without reward. The review process is generally the slowest part of the publication process and can leave an editor particularly frustrated for the following reasons.
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August 28, 2014 | Stephen Thompson, Commissioning Editor and Emily Ross, Associate 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 prelims and an index. Routledge launched this program in 2004 and at present, the majority of books published are in the social science, humanities, and behavioral science sectors.…

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May 20, 2014 | Journal Development Team

Improving author relations


When an author publishes in a journal, they experience each step of the peer-review process – and production process if their paper is accepted – on an individual level. If an author has a bad experience (slow turnaround times, poor communication, they deem the process to be unfair) then this perception, whether founded or not, can permeate the journal’s community and be damaging to a journal’s reputation.
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April 23, 2014 | Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development

Engaging with the journal community


If your journal adequately represents and supports the interests of its subject community of researchers, authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members, the community will in turn support the journal. Showing engagement with the community encourages positive sentiment for the journal, motivates future submissions, creates active enthusiasm for the content, and can be a useful way to gather feedback from your readership.
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April 10, 2014 | Helen Gray, Publishing Editor

The Taylor & Francis author survey

What it is and how it can help your journal


The Taylor & Francis Author Survey is one of several ways we ensure that we are meeting authors’ publication needs. Find out how it began and how it has helped us to improve our customer service.
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January 2, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

What is Kudos?


The Kudos initiative fits very well with T&F’s wider support for authors and their institutions and so we are excited to have been involved from the early stages of development...
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December 12, 2013 | Gillian Howcroft, eProducts Director

CrossRef Annual Meeting


Gillian Howcroft attended the CrossRef Annual Meeting to find out more about the various services CrossRef offers. In this article she provides an overview of CrossCheck, CrossMark, FundRef, and Cited-by Linking.
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August 7, 2013 |

Working with Taylor & Francis


From our network of global offices, Taylor & Francis staff provide local expertise and support to our editors, societies, and authors. You will receive a list of your personal contacts from Taylor & Francis.
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August 7, 2013 |

The production process


We will provide you with a professional production service that ensures quality, and is on schedule, giving your journal the support that it needs. Our US and UK production teams work together to continuously improve and enhance our services.
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July 29, 2013 |

New journal proposals


We are always interested in hearing ideas for potential new journals. If you have spotted a gap in the market for a new journal, please submit a proposal for consideration by our editorial specialists. To make sure that you provide us with the information that we need to properly evaluate your idea, it would be helpful if you follow our guide.
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June 26, 2013 |

Access and author schemes


Taylor & Francis is committed to the widest distribution of its journals to non-profit institutions in emerging regions and to supporting academic researchers and authors in less well-resourced parts of the world.
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