November 16, 2015 |
It’s a brave editor who takes a decision to change accepted practice for submissions and peer review, particularly when he knows that his reasoning is controversial, that there are strong opposing views, and that the reaction from the scholarly community is likely to be highly polarized – and very vocal. But that didn’t stop Dr. David Trafimow, editor of Basic and Applied Social Psychology, from announcing in an editorial in the first issue of 2015 that the journal will cease accepting papers that relied on certain statistical methods – especially the null hypothesis significance testing procedure – with immediate effect. Because of the huge amount of attention the editorial has received, we’ve invited Dr. Trafimow and respected colleagues to reflect on the reaction to his editorial and what the ban may mean for future scholarly research.
March 16, 2015 |
Sibabalwe Oscar Masinyana
Regional Publishing Editor
As part of our ongoing efforts to foster local partnerships within global networks, the Taylor & Francis office in South Africa co-organized two research writing workshops in East Africa in October 2014 and February 2015 with the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications’ (INASP) AuthorAID. The October workshop was held in Nairobi (Kenya), recently crowned the continent’s smartest city, and the February workshop was held at the historical holy town of Lalibela (Ethiopia), famous for its eleven monolithic rock-cut churches from the twelfth century CE.
April 23, 2014 |
Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development
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.
March 24, 2014 |
Learning from the social media successes of the Journal of Sports Sciences (JSS)
We find out how one journal which has embraced the potential of the microblogging site Twitter has gained over 5,000 followers in less than nine months; we learn what a “twinterview” is; and we interview the JSS Social Media Editor who gives us his top tips for running a successful Twitter account.
March 11, 2014 |
Publishing Manager - Journal Development
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 10, 2014 |
In this illuminating video, prepared specifically for Taylor & Francis editors, Professor Andy Miah provides an instructive insight into the platforms, processes, and principles of using social media to generate more impact for a journal and its research articles.