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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’.…
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.…

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.…

July 5, 2016 | Anna Walton, Editorial Systems Coordinator

Release news – ScholarOne 4.19

There has recently been a new ScholarOne release which has updated the look of the ScholarOne home page and menu, as well as the author dashboard and submission interface.
August 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Allen Ph.D. student, King's College, London

The next generation of peer reviewers

Getting them involved in the discussion

Who’s the next generation of peer reviewers? Read on to find out why you should be encouraging the early-career researchers you work with to attend the latest Sense about Science workshop (and why we’re supporting them).
January 26, 2015 | Victoria Murphy Programme Manager at Sense About Science

Why peer review matters when asking for evidence

Since Sense About Science was set up in 2002, we have been working to popularize an understanding of peer review amongst policy makers, journalists, social influencers, and civic organizations. Peer review may not be a perfect system, but asking if something is peer-reviewed is a good first question in helping people distinguish between science and opinion.
January 14, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Supporting authors, reviewers, and editors through peer review: essential resources

Peer review plays an integral role in helping to ensure published research is accurate, trustworthy, and meets the highest standards of research within a given field. It’s an essential part of the publication process for many journals but navigating peer review can seem like a minefield, whether you are a journal editor, someone who reviews papers, or the author.
November 27, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager – Journal Development

Voice of Young Science interview with Victoria Murphy

Supported by Taylor & Francis, Sense About Science’s Voice of Young Science (VoYS) “Peer review: the nuts and bolts” workshops run each year in various locations across the U.K. and are streamed via Google Hangout. We joined some early-career researchers for one of these workshops at the beautiful University of St. Andrews in Fife at the end of November. Leila Jones caught up with Victoria Murphy, Programme Manager at Sense About Science.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.