Articles tagged with: Authors

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.…

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.…

September 23, 2016 | Imogen Clarke Development Editor

Guidelines for reviewing a quantitative research paper

Papers reporting quantitative research may be drawing on a wide variety of data, from temperature readings to survey responses. It is important for the reviewer to judge, to the best of their abilities, if the data are reported accurately and if they support the conclusions drawn.
September 22, 2016 | Imogen Clarke Journal Development Editor

Guidelines for reviewing a clinical research paper

Clinical trials describe the methodology, implementation and results of controlled studies, usually undertaken with large patient groups. These trials are used to test whether a treatment is safe and effective, and their accurate reporting is essential to clinical research and practice. The reviewer plays a crucial role in the process, ensuring that published articles contain reliable and ethically sound research and analysis.
May 4, 2016 | Elaine Devine Senior Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Supporting researchers in China and beyond with the launch of

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.
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.
April 14, 2015 | Maryanne Dever Co-Editor of Australian Feminist Studies & Lisa Adkins Co-Editor of Australian Feminist Studies

Journal mentoring scheme

Securing the future of your journal

Can launching a mentoring scheme for new writers help us to connect with emerging scholars who may not yet know the journal and generate some innovative and exciting contributions from early-career academics?
March 26, 2015 | Dr. Miles Richardson Multimedia and Social Media Editor, Ergonomics (@ergonomics1957)

Creating video abstracts – a view from a Multimedia and Social Media Editor

Miles Richardson has recently been appointed as the first ever Multimedia and Social Media Editor for Ergonomics. Miles outlines his plans for this new role and offers a practical look at the benefits of encouraging authors to record video abstracts for their articles.
February 11, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Introducing Taylor & Francis Editing Services

Supporting authors before submission

As January fades from view, there are still new things happening at Taylor & Francis, including developing the support we offer authors. Our Editing Services offer expert English language editing, translation, manuscript formatting, and figure preparation for researchers wherever they are in the world. Find out how it can help those submitting to your journal.
January 14, 2015 | Jade Louch Editorial Systems Coordinator

ScholarOne Manuscripts Optima

ScholarOne Manuscripts Optima is a feature available across all Taylor & Francis and Routledge ScholarOne sites. It integrates elements of ScholarOne Manuscripts with Web of ScienceTM and EndNote from Thomson Reuters to give a range of features to help make the lives of authors, editors, and reviewers easier when using the system.
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.
October 27, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

How do I want my work to be used? Talking licenses this Open Access Week

The latest analysis from the 2014 Open Access Survey

Read the latest update from this year’s Open Access Survey, exploring researchers’ preferences on licenses analysed by age, gender, region, career stage, and discipline. Are traditional or more restrictive licenses still the most preferred? Are scientists happy with more liberal options? What about those in the humanities or social sciences? Our Open Access Survey reveals all.
October 13, 2014 | Jenny Ellis Communications Officer

Getting to grips with open access

Analyzing U.K. and U.S. open-access policies

Open access is a global phenomenon, but what does it mean in practice at national level? As part of the 2014 Open Access Survey, we asked researchers what they understand and think about open-access policies in their respective countries. Read on to discover U.K.- and U.S.- based researcher views on Research Councils UK (RCUK) open-access policy, and U.S. public-access policy under the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
October 7, 2014 | Matt Peck Senior Marketing Executive

Join in with the Open October celebrations

This October we’re running a number of great offers in the build-up to, during, and after Open Access Week. If you or any of your peers are interested in submitting a paper OA then October is definitely the month to do it.
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.
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.
September 26, 2014 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Author-level metrics and the H-Index

In a previous post I wrote about journal-level citation metrics. This post will discuss the rise of article- and author-level metrics.

As tools such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar have become more widely accessible, it has become much easier to create metrics at the article level.…

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.
September 8, 2014 | Raymond Tellis, Open Access Publishing Editor & Vicky Gardner Open Access Publisher

An overview of HEFCE’s new OA policy

Guidance for editors

A short summary of key points around the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) OA policy for the “post-2014” REF. This post covers points relevant to editors and society partners and includes example timelines for reference.
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.
July 4, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Open access: what do researchers really think?

Discover the results of the 2014 Open Access Survey

What are authors’ attitudes to open-access publishing in 2014? With open access continuing to have a high profile, is all the debate and discussion helping to inform researchers and influence their thinking?
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.
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.
February 13, 2014 | Laird Barrett eProduct Manager

Hyperlinked author names

We’ve created a series of short videos to familiarize you with some of the helpful features on Taylor & Francis Online. This is a short introduction to hyperlinked author names on the platform.
February 13, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Discoverable supplemental content

Supplemental content on Taylor & Francis Online is now presented in a new format, making it more engaging and discoverable, as well as easier to track usage and to cite. Using technology provided by Figshare, this innovative service benefits researchers, users, and editors.
February 4, 2014 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager – Journal Development

Ten questions on…Kudos

In these bite-size videos, Leila Mills (Publishing Manager – Journal Development) talks to Charlie Rapple, co-founder of Kudos.
January 17, 2014 | Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development

Open access - what do our authors think?

With open access on the rise, and the way in which research is published rapidly evolving, Taylor & Francis took the opportunity to discover what our authors’ views are on these changes by conducting a worldwide survey of authors of all our journals.
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...
November 22, 2013 | Catriona Hauer Global Marketing and Customer Services Director

Marketing and metrics for maximum impact

Catriona Hauer from the Taylor & Francis Marketing team discusses maximizing the impact of individual articles, whilst also “thinking big.”
October 31, 2013 | Michelle Phillips, Publisher

Seismic shift

Metrics, media, marketing and the changing world of journals

In this changing world of journal publishing, issues of discoverability, accessibility, and effective impact are becoming more important to both editors and authors. We recently held two Editor Workshops in Oxford and York chaired by Dr David Green, Global Publishing Director of Taylor & Francis Group, to explore the topics of metrics, media, and marketing directly with Taylor & Francis editors.
June 26, 2013 | Helen Talbot, Editorial Systems Coordinator

Publishing ethics

Taylor & Francis is committed to peer review integrity and upholding the highest standards of review in our journals. To help us maintain these high standards, we provide guidelines for ethical publishing for authors, reviewers, and journal editors.