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November 16, 2017 | Alice James, Content Executive

Have you seen our Hive of Knowledge?

Celebrating Taylor & Francis partnerships


We recently launched a new page over at our Author Services site celebrating our network of partners and highlighting the work we are doing to achieve our shared goal of cultivating knowledge and furthering understanding.
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November 8, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Getting your research into parliament

A how-to guide from Taylor & Francis


Our colleagues over at our Author Services site have put together a useful visual guide (right) to demonstrate the paths you and your authors could take to get research into parliament, along with an accompanying post to highlight the benefits that could have for researchers and the public.
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October 11, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our Expert View on Managing Reviewers webinar


Whether you’re an experienced editor or new to the game, an aspect of journal management that almost all editors want to improve on is peer review and, in particular, the timeliness of this practice. More often than not, a lot of the delays in the process can be avoided, or at least lessened, by growing and strengthening your pool of potential reviewers.…

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September 29, 2017 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Upcoming webinar – Engaging with the media: reaching beyond academia


Communicating your journal’s newsworthy research to the media can be a highly effective method of demonstrating the impact your journal, and the work published within it, has within your field, and also the difference it makes to the public and wider society. However, communicating in such a public forum is not always straightforward and can be a challenge, particularly if you’re not familiar with talking to journalists.
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September 29, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Fit for the future: the science and art of research communication

A Taylor & Francis Scholarly Summit


Taylor & Francis will be holding a Scholarly Summit event for journal editors and society representatives based in the US and Canada. The event offers the opportunity to discuss the key issues facing journal editors and learned societies, and network with industry leaders and innovators, fellow editors, early career researchers, learned society representatives, and Taylor & Francis colleagues.
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September 21, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

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

NEW: getting published for the first time


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 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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August 30, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Managing Reviewers

Join our panel of experts for tools and tips on managing reviewers


In the second episode of our Expert View webinar series, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore tips and tools to find and retain reviewers, as well as advice on how to effectively manage the peer review process.
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August 23, 2017 | Victoria Kennelly, Peer Review Systems Coordinator

What do you think of our submission system video tutorials?

User test our upcoming video tutorials for ScholarOne Manuscripts & Editorial Manager


The Peer Review Systems team here at Taylor & Francis have been working on creating a range of short video tutorials to help guide our editors through some of the features on both our ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager submissions systems.…

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August 21, 2017 | Katie Williams, Production Team Leader; Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader; Julie Sutton, Business Analyst & Anna Thompson, Production Editor & Supplier Development Specialist

Introducing the Journals Communication Hub

Offering better support communications for Taylor & Francis authors and editors


In order to improve our service to Authors and Editors we are introducing a query management system, the Journals Communication Hub (JCH), which is based on journal-specific email addresses. Authors and Editors will still have the same contacts for Production and Peer Review Systems but they will just respond from the journal addresses instead of their own email.…

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August 15, 2017 | Dr Till Bruckner Campaigns Manager, Sense about Science

Clinical trial registration and reporting

How the AllTrials campaign is turning good intentions into positive results


Around half of all clinical trials that have been carried out on medicines we use today have never published results. That means that researchers are missing opportunities to explore new areas of research and doctors don’t have access to information they need to be sure they are making the best choices for patients.…

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August 2, 2017 | Prof David Rapp Editor-in-Chief, 'Discourse Processes'

Working with a learned society: an editor's perspective

Q&A with Prof David Rapp on his involvement with Society for Text & Discourse


David Rapp is a Professor in the Department of Psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Science, and in the Learning Sciences program in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Chicago. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Discourse Processes, the official journal of the Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D). We spoke to David Rapp about his involvement with ST&D, the career opportunities it has opened up for him, and for his advice on promoting healthy communication between the Editorial Board, society and Taylor & Francis.
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July 26, 2017 | Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, Editor-in-Chief, 'Journal of Sustainable Forestry'

The story behind the picture

Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, M.F.S, Ph.D., talks to us about forestry sustainment


Our newly updated Taylor & Francis Online search bar background showcases Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, M.F.S. (Masters in Forest Science), Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Forestry (JSF), teaching students in a woodland area surrounding Guangxi University, Nanning, China, in May. So, what exactly is going on in the photos? How do early career researchers get into forestry sustainment? And looking beyond publishing, what is the largest threat to our ecosystem, and how has forestry sustainment changed over time? Read on for the full story behind the picture.
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July 21, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator & Krystina Sihdu, Press & Media Relations Executive

Expanding the reach of research with The Conversation Africa

Taylor & Francis Group announces new partnership


Taylor & Francis has recently announced a new partnership with The Conversation Africa to help facilitate increasing public engagement with African researchers and their work. By acting as Funding Partner, Taylor & Francis will work with The Conversation Africa to highlight essential African research and offer T&F authors, journal editors, and publishing partners closer links with the African news website.
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July 10, 2017 | Tom Murden Electronic Editorial Systems Coordinator

Introducing the new user interface from ScholarOne Manuscripts


From the 10th July, ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M) will be rolling out their new release – v4.21. The sole feature of this release is centred around the new User interface (UI) that reviewers will use. We are keen to provide our editors with some insight into this new element of your S1M sites before you see the change across the system:

S1M has described this improvement as ‘new and cleaner’.…
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June 21, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Journal Metrics

Join our expert panel for an overview of different journal metrics


Our Expert View webinar series covers a range of key topics that matter to journal editors. In the first episode, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore the different kinds of metrics available and discuss how you can use them to develop your journal. Find out how you can join in!
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June 20, 2017 | Lan Murdock, Communications Manager

Top takeaways from 2017 Council of Science Editor Annual Meeting


It was a great learning experience for me to attend the 60th anniversary meeting of the Council of Science Editors(CSE) last month. The theme this year was ‘Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing’, looking at the challenges facing science editors during times of great changes in scientific publishing. The two-day program was packed with interesting sessions from peer review innovation to implementation of data policy and new industry standards.
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June 15, 2017 | Victoria Gardner, Head of Researcher Services Development & Siobhán Aldridge, Submission Systems Analysis Manager

Introducing a new and easier way to submit articles – the Research Portal


We are pleased to introduce a modern, easy to use, online submission experience for authors. The ‘Research Portal’ offers a submission process that has been developed with the researcher need and experience at the heart of every design and functionality decision.…

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June 7, 2017 | Gayle Woloschak Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Radiation Biology

Meet the Editor: International Journal of Radiation Biology

Q&A with Dr. Gayle Woloschak


Dr. Gayle Woloschak is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Radiation Biology, published by Taylor & Francis. We caught up with Dr. Woloschak about the journal, the field of radiation biology, and her tips for fellow journal editors.
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June 1, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive & Daniel Pullin, Content Coordinator

Taylor & Francis Online: making your journal more discoverable


If you’ve visited Taylor & Francis Online recently, you may have noticed a few changes. Since the relaunch of our journal platform last year with a refreshed, responsive feel, our digital team has been working hard to make sure research discoverability stays at the forefront of the online experience.…

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June 1, 2017 | Barry Fry, Head of Production Management

CrossMark identification has been added to all published work


Taylor & Francis is a participant in the CrossMark program – a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authenticated version of a piece of content. To show that we are committed to maintaining the content we publish, and that we adhere to funder requirements to alert readers to potential changes, we have added the CrossMark logo to the first page of all published articles.…

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June 1, 2017 | Helen Opara, Communications Officer

#ShareYourEprints: helping you to help authors increase the reach of their research


Did you know that the authors of articles published in subscription journals get 50 free eprints to share on publication? Sharing them is a great way to highlight their work (and the journal) to their colleagues, peers and friends. Read our five top tips on how to #ShareYourEprints, and point the authors publishing in your journal towards them.
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May 18, 2017 | Laura Raines, Marketing Associate

Top takeaways from the 2017 STM Society Day


A group of Taylor & Francis colleagues recently attended STM Society Day, a conference whose mission was to bring Scholarly Society Publishers together to discuss common opportunities and challenges. The sessions covered a range of topics, from using data to understand society members and their needs to the role of societies and scholarly research in the age of fake news.
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May 5, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Creating a clear peer review picture: announcing Peer Review Week 2017


Peer review is a crucial part of scholarly communication, ensuring that published research is trustworthy, accurate, and meets the highest standards possible within a given field. That’s why this year we’ll once again be supporting Peer Review Week, running from 11th to 17th September. Get the date in your diary, and find out how you can get involved.
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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 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Recognizing reviewers


At Taylor & Francis, we recognize that peer reviewers play an integral role in journal publication. Reviewers invest a huge amount of their time and knowledge in the peer-review process, and as such, we think it’s important to say “thanks.” Read on to find out what we have put in place to show our appreciation …
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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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April 11, 2017 | Daniel Johnston Cofounder of Publons

Publons: the importance of recognition in peer review


Daniel JohnstonLast week we revealed details of the new partnership between Taylor & Francis and the online platform Publons, an initiative developed to help reviewers get verified recognition for their contributions. The scheme was cofounded by Andrew Preston and Daniel Johnston with the aim to speed up research by improving peer review.…

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April 5, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Recognizing reviewers in a new way: a Publons trial


publonsThe peer review process is vital to the strength of a journal, evaluating the quality, validity, and relevance of scholarly research. As Mike J. Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Maps comments, “reviewers are the lifeblood of any journal”, investing a huge amount of time and expertise in the process.…

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April 3, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Join us for this year’s COPE European Seminar


Editors are invited to attend COPE’s European Seminar in London on Thursday 25th May 2017. This year’s event focuses on the changing face of research and publication ethics, looking at where COPE is today and the challenges it faces in the future.
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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 17, 2017 | Rebecca Newgent, Editor-in-Chief, Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Meet the editor: Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Newgent


Rebecca NewgentDr. Rebecca Newgent is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Western Illinois University. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CORE), now published by Taylor & Francis. We caught up with Dr. Newgent about the journal, the counseling profession, and what she looks forward to about CORE’s partnership with Taylor & Francis.…

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March 1, 2017 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

New Scopus metric: CiteScore


December 2016 saw the launch of a new Scopus metric, CiteScore, along with associated other metrics. The new journal-level metrics will provide an additional view of journal performance and have been published for over 22,000 journals index in Scopus. This post will give you an overview of the metric and what it could mean for your journal.…

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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 22, 2017 | Chrissy Sihdu, Press & Media Relations Executive

Why use press releases to promote research?


Getting your journal’s articles in the media can help your research make a big impact in academic circles, society and government.

Whether your aim is to encourage readership, increase citations or influence policy, a press release can be a key instrument in achieving these aims.…

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February 15, 2017 | Tom Murden, Editorial Systems Coordinator

Editorial Manager update: template letters for reviewers

More options when inviting reviewers beyond original submissions


Editorial Manager will soon be releasing their new version (13.1) - and with it there are a number of new features. One of these features is of particularly relevant to how editors will conduct the peer-review process, namely the ability to choose from more than one default letter when inviting reviewers to review a manuscript.…

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February 10, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Book discount for editors, board members and reviewers


We are pleased to offer all our editors, board members, and reviewers a discount on their purchase of Taylor & Francis Group books (including those under the Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science, Psychology Press, and Focal Press imprints).
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February 7, 2017 | Miles Richardson, Multimedia & Social Media Editor of 'Ergonomics'

Creating an online identity: a social media editor’s perspective

Miles Richardson, Multimedia & Social Media Editor of 'Ergonomics' shares his expertise


Dr Miles RichardsonMany journal editors are embracing social media to create an online identity and reach a digital audience to promote their journals more widely. Miles Richardson, Multimedia & Social Media Editor of Ergonomics, shares his tips on getting started, making an impact, and how the data can be used to improve the overall quality and performance of a publication.…

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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 17, 2017 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Helping your journal hit the headlines in 2017


To mark the start of the new year, the Taylor & Francis Newsroom has a fresh new look. Find out about some recent developments which will help your journal reach the press in 2017.
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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 16, 2016 | Lucy Francis Editorial Office Team Leader

The Peer Review Systems Helpdesk


The process of peer review via an online submission system such as ScholarOne Manuscripts or Editorial Manager often generates queries, and you may not always be able to answer these yourself. Taylor & Francis have a dedicated Peer Review Systems (PRS) Helpdesk to help you.
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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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October 28, 2016 | Jeffrey A. Simmons, Editor-in-Chief, the Journal of Freshwater Ecology

A transition to open access


The Journal of Freshwater Ecology, published since 1981, is a peer-reviewed journal for the field of aquatic ecology of freshwater systems that is aimed at an international audience of researchers and professionals. In 2017, the journal will be a fully open access journal, meaning all articles will, if accepted, be available for anyone to read anywhere, at any time immediately on publication. But what are the implications of this move to open access? Jeffrey A. Simmons, Editor-in-Chief of the journal reflects this Open Access Week.
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October 26, 2016 | Dr. Xiaochun Liu Executive Editor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters

Helping the public understand science

Social media ventures and open access opportunities


Dr. Xiaochun Liu is Executive Editor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL), an international journal for the publication of original Letters related to all aspects of the atmospheric sciences and physical oceanography. In this blog post, Dr Xiaochun Liu explores the opportunities presented by using social media and publishing open access. How has social media been used to help the public understand research published in the journal? And why did the editors choose open access? Read on to find out.
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October 24, 2016 | Mike Smith Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Maps

Moving to open access: an editor’s view


The Journal of Maps is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary, online journal that aims to provide a forum for researchers to publish maps and spatial diagrams. From September 2016, the journal will be a fully open access journal, meaning all articles will, if accepted, be available for anyone to read anywhere, at any time immediately on publication. But what are the implications of this move to open access? What are the benefits? Mike Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Maps reflects.
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September 22, 2016 | Imogen Clarke Development Editor

Peer Review Week: catch up on our peer review Twitter discussion


Did you catch our peer review chat on Twitter? Our panel of editors joined us from Argentina, Puerto Rico and the UK, taking a rare opportunity to share peer review expertise across regions and disciplines. And joining us from the Taylor & Francis team who manage the systems that facilitate peer review on our journals, we had Gareth and Lucy offering up valuable advice. Our Storify of the event contains peer review tips and insights for editors, reviewers and authors.
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September 20, 2016 | Lucy Francis Editorial Office Team Leader

Meet the Taylor & Francis in-house peer review team


Part of the wider Taylor & Francis Electronic Editorial Systems department, the In-House Peer Review (IHPR) team are a group of experts responsible for matters surrounding peer review. What are the team responsible for? How do they support titles across the business? What is CrossRef Similarity Check software, and how do the team use it to check papers for ethical issues? In this post, Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader, tells us more about the IHPR team, shedding light on how they support journals through the peer review process.
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September 19, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

Peer review in pictures: opening up the black box


The term ‘black box’ often comes up in the discussion around peer review. It seems that sometimes, it isn’t always clear to authors who and what exactly is involved in the process, and how much work it actually takes. Our recent white paper, Peer review: a global view, showed a discrepancy between researchers’ expectation and the reality of how long it takes to review a paper, which may be a symptom of this. So, we’ve put together a handy graphic to shed light on the steps involved in the process – help us open up the black box and share this with the researchers publishing in your journal.
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