Articles tagged with: Peer review

October 21, 2014 | Lindsay Allen, Publisher, Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology & Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

“Stay ahead of the curve! – editors, authors, readers.”

U.S. editors’ round tables


Journal editors and Taylor & Francis staff gathered in New York ( September 30) and Chicago ( October 2) to discuss the latest developments in journal publishing at the U.S. editor round tables. The chosen theme was “Stay ahead of the curve! – editors, authors, readers.”
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October 15, 2014 | Graham Hobbs, Journals Editorial Director

What do researchers want to know before they submit their paper?

Insights from a “How to get published” workshop


Perplexed about peer review? Stumped by social media? Find out what early-career researchers want to know before they submit their research to an academic journal or book. Journals Editorial Director, Graham Hobbs, reveals the common questions asked in a “How to get published” workshop.
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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.
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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.
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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 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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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.
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June 26, 2013 |

Authorship guidelines


Given the increasing frequency of challenges to authorship, we believe it is essential to establish rules to govern authorship.
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