Peer review

August 6, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Reviewer guidelines and best practice


At Taylor & Francis we understand the importance of an effective review when authors choose to submit their research to one of our journals. The reviewing process varies from journal to journal, but this guide serves as an overview of what’s involved when becoming a reviewer with a Taylor & Francis journal.
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August 6, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

What is peer review?


Peer review, also known as refereeing, is a collaborative process that allows manuscripts submitted to a journal to be evaluated and commented upon by independent experts within the same field of research. Find out more about the system and its benefits.
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August 4, 2014 | Rebecca Bryson, Publishing Editor

COPE Asia-Pacific Seminar

Publication Ethics: From Student to Professional


COPE held its third Asia-Pacific Seminar in Melbourne on June 23, 2014 on the theme “Publication ethics from student to professional,” encompassing the issues faced at different research career points.
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August 1, 2014 | Lynsey Haire, Head of Electronic Editorial Systems

Peer review “match-fixing” & author-suggested reviewers


If you regularly commission peer reviews from referees suggested by authors, then beware the unscrupulous academic who is “match-fixing” the review of their paper. Safeguard the integrity of your peer-review process with these quick and simple checks.
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July 31, 2014 | Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Verifying the reviewer’s credentials in the field


Some journals allow authors to suggest preferred reviewers at submission stage. As recent events in the industry have shown, it is essential to verify the authenticity of these reviewers before deciding whether to contact them to review. This article illustrates how you can check each person named in the Preferred Reviewers section of the ScholarOne Manuscripts submission form to reduce the likelihood of system gaming and unethical conduct.
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July 11, 2014 | Elena Chirciu, External Peer Review Supervisor Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Checking co-author information

Nip time-consuming authorship disputes in the bud


Unethical authorship practices have become increasingly common in academia in recent years. Inappropriate listing of someone as a co-author may be due to a misunderstanding over what constitutes a contribution worthy of an authorship credit as opposed to an acknowledgment; however the existence of unscrupulous practices such as “gift authorship” raises serious concerns for journal editors.
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July 8, 2014 | Victoria Babbit, Publisher - Scandinavia

What’s up with peer review?


At this year’s Euro Science Open Forum at the Carlsberg Museum in Copenhagen, Julia Wilson, from the U.K. charity Sense About Science, organized a panel discussion “What’s up with peer review.” Victoria Babbit, T&F Publisher based in Stockholm, participated on the panel, which explored a variety of questions surrounding peer review.
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July 2, 2014 | Lucy Francis Peer Review Co-ordinator

The growth of ORCID


The ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) person identifier is a researcher disambiguation system which is currently gathering significant momentum. Discover why this system was created and the benefits it presents.
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April 22, 2014 | Sarah Robbie, Peer Review Manager, and Anna Walton, Peer Review Coordinator

2014 COPE European Seminar


Sarah Robbie and Anna Walton, from our Electronic Editorial Systems team, attended the 2014 COPE European Seminar in Brussels in March. This was the first time the European Seminar had been held outside London and was the biggest European Seminar to date, well attended by publishers, editors, and other industry partners.
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April 15, 2014 | Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Sneak peek at new ScholarOne Manuscripts design


With the version 4.15 release in May 2014, ScholarOne ManuscriptsTM will be unveiling a new design layout, bringing an exciting new look and feel to their sites. Here we give you a sneak peek before the new release.
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March 11, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Peer review matters


We are pleased to be supporting Sense About Science and their Voice of Young Science (VoYS) free peer-review workshops for early-career researchers. The first VoYS peer-review workshop of 2014 will be held at King's College London on Friday April 25, 2014.
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February 12, 2014 | Lynsey Haire, Head of Electronic Editorial Systems

ScholarOne Manuscripts support


A reminder about the wealth of ScholarOne Manuscripts training materials available for editors and journal staff, designed to put you in control of your own learning.
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January 24, 2014 | Rebecca Bryson, Publishing Editor

Australian COPE Forum 2013


Rebecca Bryson, Publishing Editor in our Melbourne office, attended the Australia COPE Forum in November 2013 where the acceptability of recycled review articles was discussed in addition to dealing with suspected breaches of proper reviewer behavior.
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October 28, 2013 | Leila Mills, Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Sense About Science


VoYS peer review workshops for early career researchers Dr Lucie Collinson talks about attending a VoYS peer review workshop in 2013.
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September 23, 2013 | Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development

PRC peer review guide


Commissioned by the Publishing Research Consortium, Peer Review: An Introduction and Guide provides a comprehensive overview of the topic of peer review and all that surrounds it.
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June 27, 2013 |

ScholarOne Manuscripts


ScholarOne Manuscripts is an online peer review system that allows editors and editorial offices to manage the submission and peer review of articles. Every step of the peer review process can be handled online with minimal effort by the user, allowing more efficient peer review and as a result, faster manuscript processing times.…

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June 27, 2013 |

Electronic Editorial Systems at Taylor & Francis


At Taylor & Francis, the majority of our journals use online peer review systems to manage the peer review process. Our dedicated Electronic Editorial Systems Team continues to implement an increasing number of journals onto these systems, with staff located in the U.K., U.S.…

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June 27, 2013 |

Editorial Manager


Editorial Manager is an online peer review system that allows editors and editorial offices to manage the submission and peer review of articles. Every step of the peer review process can be handled online with minimal effort by the user, allowing more efficient peer review and, as a result, faster manuscript processing times.…

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June 27, 2013 |

Crossref Similarity Check


Crossref Similarity Check, powered by iThenticate, is an initiative designed to help publishers actively engage in efforts to prevent scholarly misconduct, and specifically unattributed copying of previously published work. Crossref Similarity Check has a continually expanding database of current and archival scholarly literature allowing in-system access to the relevant full-text literature to screen manuscripts against.…

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