Articles tagged with: Peer review

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.
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.
December 19, 2014 | Lynn Degele Editorial Systems Co-Ordinator

Exporting to production webinars

Our new webinars walk you through completing the necessary steps to export accepted papers to Production from your ScholarOne Manuscripts site.
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.
November 26, 2014 | Gareth Meager Editorial Systems Manager

“Set my search preferences” on ScholarOne Manuscripts

How to save your search preferences for future use

Searching for and selecting reviewers is a crucial part of the editorial process and using the tools at your disposal within your ScholarOne submission site can make it a much more productive and time-saving process. The “Set my search preferences” option is available at the “select reviewer” step of the workflow and is a way to predetermine and save your own preferences for how you want the search results to be displayed.
November 10, 2014 | Gary McCulloch Editor of British Journal of Educational Studies

What I wish I’d known when I first started editing a journal

Referee reports and how to tackle the classic ‘yes-no-maybe’

It’s common for two academics in the same area of study to have completely different views of the same article. It is not unusual for one to say that a particular article should be published as it stands, while another is emphatic that it should not be published under any circumstances. Read on to find out about Gary McCulloch’s own experience of contradictory feedback as an author and tips for what editors can do in this situation.
November 5, 2014 | Duncan Nicholas

Highlights from the ISMTE annual conference

Duncan Nicholas reports on the event

ISMTE, the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors, connects the community of editorial office professionals committed to the peer review and publication of academic and scholarly journals. The organisation provides peer-to-peer networking, education and training, research and resources for best practice, and development of journal policy. This October was the 7th annual meeting of the ISMTE, held at Charles Darwin House, London. Read on to discover more about some of the key discussions.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.
June 26, 2013 |

Authorship guidelines

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