Managing my journal

August 14, 2018 | David Shirley Associate Editor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Training

How to use events to engage practitioners and develop journal content


engage_practitioners_headshotDoes your journal have a strong practitioner focus? Could you do more to support and develop your authors, so that their research becomes a publishable manuscript?

David Shirley, Associate Editor of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Training and Director of the Manchester School of Theatre, spoke to us about how running events for practitioners has helped to generate new content for his journal.…

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August 13, 2018 | Marcus Grant Editor-in-Chief of Cities & Health

How to develop content for practitioners

Marcus Grant shares his experience of developing a new content format targeting practitioners


Does your journal speak to practitioners and policy-makers? Are you publishing content with the potential to make real-world impact? We spoke to Marcus Grant, Editor-in-Chief of Cities & Health, about an innovative content format designed to target policy-makers and practitioners.

Read on to find out how his ‘City Know-how’ articles are bringing academic content to a wider audience.…

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August 6, 2018 | Rachel Winfield Communications Executive

Ask the Experts: How to develop high impact content

Advice from our journal editors on how to develop high-impact content


Do you want to encourage more high impact content in your journal? Don’t worry if you missed this session at our recent Scholarly Summit, because our panel of experts are joining us once again to share their advice.
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July 19, 2018 | Rachel Winfield Communications Executive

Key resources from the London Scholarly Summit, 2018

Missed our recent event? Here's the programme, slides, and a Twitter moment to help you catch up


On 28th June 2018, Taylor & Francis hosted a Scholarly Summit about research communication for our journal editors and society partners in London. Browse our bank of resources from this event, including the programme, PowerPoint slides, and a run-down of conversations about the day on social media.
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July 6, 2018 | Rachel Winfield Communications Executive

Introducing Taylor & Francis Editing Services

Improving manuscript quality and supporting authors before submission


Taylor & Francis has collaborated with Editage, a global scholarly communications company, to provide a new and improved selection of editing services for authors based in Asia-Pacific and South America.
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May 23, 2018 | Yana Suchy Editor-in-Chief of The Clinical Neuropsychologist

Increasing diversity on editorial boards

Yana Suchy tells us about the steps she’s taking to promote diversity within the Editorial Board of her journal.


As a journal editor or an editorial board member, have you noticed the demographic make-up of your editorial board? Does it look diverse to you? I asked myself these questions three years ago and quickly came to realize that women and professionals from different ethnic backgrounds were under-represented on the editorial boards of journals in the field of clinical neuropsychology.
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May 23, 2018 | Jon Grahe Managing Executive Editor of The Journal of Social Psychology

Using Open Science badges

How a journal is recognizing and rewarding open science


The Journal of Social Psychology is a journal that has fully embraced data sharing. Not only do they ask that authors share their data, they also reward it through Open Science Badges, developed by the Center of Open Science.
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April 29, 2018 | Professor David Rapp Editor-in-Chief, 'Discourse Processes'

Meet the expert: working with a learned society

Professor Rapp shares his three top tips on working effectively with your membership organization.


David Rapp is a Professor in the Department of Psychology in the Weinberg College of Arts and Science, and in the Learning Sciences program in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Chicago. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of Discourse Processes, the official journal of the Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D). We spoke to David Rapp about his involvement with ST&D, the career opportunities it has opened up for him, and for his advice on promoting healthy communication between the Editorial Board, society and Taylor & Francis.
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March 22, 2018 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Spread the word, spread the support: our 15-minute podcast series

NEW: the unspoken challenges of research life


From encouraging people outside of academia to read your work, to exploring the many and varied career paths open to researchers, there’s something for everyone in our podcast series. Created with Vitae – the international program that champions professional development for researchers – the series features interviews from people working in all aspects of research, and offers tips and practical advice that you can pass on to the researchers you work with (and you might even glean some valuable insights yourselves.)
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March 16, 2018 | Katie Williams, Production Team Leader; Lucy Francis, Editorial Office Team Leader; Julie Sutton, Business Analyst & Anna Thompson, Production Editor & Supplier Development Specialist

Introducing the Journals Communication Hub

Offering better support communications for Taylor & Francis authors and editors


In order to improve our service to Authors and Editors we are introducing a query management system, the Journals Communication Hub (JCH), which is based on journal-specific email addresses. Authors and Editors will still have the same contacts for Production and Peer Review Systems but they will just respond from the journal addresses instead of their own email.…

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January 18, 2018 | Prof Guo Huadong Editor-in-Chief, Big Earth Data

Launching an open data journal: an editor's perspective

Q&A with Guo Huadong, Editor-in-Chief of Big Earth Data


Guo Huadong is a Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI). He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Earth as well as Big Earth Data. He has over 30 years of experience in Earth observation, specializing in radar remote sensing and Digital Earth science, and has published more than 400 papers and sixteen books.…

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January 9, 2018 | Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator & Caroline Sutton, Director of Editorial Development

What our new data sharing policies mean for your journal


Taylor & Francis will be introducing a set of new policies on data sharing from 2018.

The basic data sharing policy, which applies across many of our journals, encourages authors to deposit data in a suitable repository, cite it, and include a data availability statement stating where others can access the data.…

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November 23, 2017 | Chantal Reilly, Production Editor

Production guidance for special issues and guest editors


Special issues are a great opportunity to invite guest editors to work on your journal and focus on current and exciting topics in the field. To ensure smooth production of the special issue, it is essential that the guest editors are aware of all the journal requirements as early as possible.…

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September 20, 2017 | Prof Robert White Associate Editor, International Journal of Leadership in Education

Running a journal prize for early career researchers

Prof Robert White explores his journal’s ‘Emerging Scholar Competition’ with us


Prof Robert E. White is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the Associate Editor of 'International Journal of Leadership in Education'. In this post, he shares his experiences of establishing and running an early career researcher (ECR) journal prize, and gives advice for other editors interested in doing so.
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September 14, 2017 | Dr Mike J Smith Editor-in-Chief, 'Journal of Maps'

The why, what and how of supplementary materials

Dr Mike J. Smith shares his advice and best practice


Dr Mike J. Smith is Editor-in-Chief of the Taylor & Francis publication, Journal of Maps. He has previously written for Editor Resources to reflect on his career as a journal editor, and also to share his experiences of moving to open access.…

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September 13, 2017 | Kathy Robson Editorial Systems Manager

Peer review support for guest editors on your journal


Whilst support documentation and training for new editors is a standard element of the training program on submission systems, what you may not know is we can also offer training and process documentation to your guest editors.  Whether they are handling one special issue or managing a volume, we, the Electronic Editorial Systems team, are on hand to assist.…

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August 30, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Managing Reviewers

Join our panel of experts for tools and tips on managing reviewers


In the second episode of our Expert View webinar series, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore tips and tools to find and retain reviewers, as well as advice on how to effectively manage the peer review process.
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August 23, 2017 | Victoria Kennelly, Peer Review Systems Coordinator

What do you think of our submission system video tutorials?

User test our upcoming video tutorials for ScholarOne Manuscripts & Editorial Manager


The Peer Review Systems team here at Taylor & Francis have been working on creating a range of short video tutorials to help guide our editors through some of the features on both our ScholarOne Manuscripts and Editorial Manager submissions systems.…

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August 7, 2017 | Dr John Harrison Associate Editor, 'Regional Studies'

Do simpler, shorter titles lead to more readership?

Advice on engaging readers through titles and abstracts


Dr John Harrison is Reader in Human Geography at Loughborough University and is Associate Editor of the Taylor & Francis journal, Regional Studies. Dr Harrison recently appeared on our Expert View of Journal Metrics webinar to advise Editors on how to maximize the impact of the research in their journals. One of the points he put forward to Editors was the importance of working with authors to improve titles and abstracts to bridge the gap between those looking at research and those reading it.
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July 13, 2017 | Andrew Malekoff Editor, 'Social Work with Groups'

How to build and sustain a healthy readership


Since 1990, Andrew Malekoff has been the Editor of Social Work with Groups, a quarterly journal of community and clinical practice. As well as this, he is the Executive Director of the children’s mental health agency, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center. …

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June 21, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Upcoming webinar: Expert View on Journal Metrics

Join our expert panel for an overview of different journal metrics


Our Expert View webinar series covers a range of key topics that matter to journal editors. In the first episode, we have lined up a panel of experts to help you explore the different kinds of metrics available and discuss how you can use them to develop your journal. Find out how you can join in!
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June 15, 2017 | Victoria Gardner, Head of Researcher Services Development & Siobhán Aldridge, Submission Systems Analysis Manager

Introducing a new and easier way to submit articles – the Research Portal


We are pleased to introduce a modern, easy to use, online submission experience for authors. The ‘Research Portal’ offers a submission process that has been developed with the researcher need and experience at the heart of every design and functionality decision.…

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June 12, 2017 | Dr. Paul Taylor Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Systematic Paleontology

'Quality is not an act; it is a habit': tips for attracting high calibre content


Dr Paul TaylorDr. Paul Taylor is a Merit Researcher at the Natural History Museum and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Systematic Paleontology, published by Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Natural History Museum, London. The journal has a 2015 Impact Factor score of 3.143 and is ranked 2nd in the Web of Science’s Paleontology journals list.…

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May 12, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Turning around turnaround times: peer review timeline strategy


It goes without saying that the peer review process is essential in ensuring the quality of published work; however, it can be a timely system that can often frustrate authors that are awaiting a decision, while editors face the prospect of delayed publication of their journal.…

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May 9, 2017 | Nicholas Barclay, SPIB Editor

Publishing a special issue as a book (SPIB)


A SPIB is a special issue of a journal which is republished as a hardback monograph with new preliminary pages and an index. Do you have a special issue that could be published as a book? Find out what the requirements are and how to submit a proposal.
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May 3, 2017 | Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship

My role as a social media editor: one year on

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Claire SewellLast May we interviewed Claire Sewell, who had just been appointed as a Social Media Editor (SME) for the journal New Review of Academic Librarianship, to find out about her new role and her hopes of creating an effective social media presence.…

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May 2, 2017 | Dr Franco Impellizzeri and Dr Tim Meyer, co-Editors-in-Chief, Science and Medicine in Football

Meet the Editors: Science and Medicine in Football

Q&A with Dr Franco Impellizzeri and Dr Tim Meyer


Dr Meyer and Dr ImpellizzeriDr. Franco Impellizzeri is a Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Lower Limbs Clinical Outcome Unit at the Schulthess Clinic in Switzerland. Dr. Tim Meyer is a Professor for Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University in Germany. They are the co-Editors-in-Chief of the new journal Science and Medicine in Football, now published by Taylor & Francis.…

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April 19, 2017 | Katie Spencer, Production Integration Team Leader

Ensuring a smooth transition: meet the T&F production integration team


Since its formation in June 2015, the integration team have set-up 168 journals, including portfolios of journals from Maney Publishing and Co-Action Publishing. In this post, we are delighted to share case studies from two of these journals, focusing on streamlining workflows and swift set-up and prompt publication, including some valued feedback from our society partners and editors.
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April 12, 2017 | Mel Phillips, Marketing Executive and Eloise Moir Ford, Managing Editor

Top takeaways from our Melbourne, Sydney & Stockholm Editor Round Tables


Last month, Taylor & Francis journal editors and editorial board members took part in three Editor Round Table events in Melbourne, Sydney and Stockholm, exploring the themes of research quality, impact and engagement, research integrity and journal development.
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March 30, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

How to optimize your community links


Strengthening and enhancing links to the community around your journal is of immense benefit. Building author loyalty to the journal is crucial to long term success, as authors are more likely to submit to a journal that is familiar and known to them.…

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March 28, 2017 | Dr. Stephen Childe, Editor, Production Planning & Control

Making the most of Special Issues


Dr Stephen ChildeDr. Stephen Childe is an Associate Professor in Operations Management at Plymouth Business School, and the Editor of Taylor & Francis journal Production Planning & Control (PPC). In this post, Dr. Childe reflects on his experience of planning and publishing special issues, and offers tips for fellow Editors.…

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March 23, 2017 | Grace Ma, Managing Editor - Science, Technology & Medicine Journals (APAC)

Top takeaways from our Singapore Editor Round Table


Approximately 25 journal editors and editorial board members from journals across the subject areas joined us at Goodwood Park Hotel for the Editor Round Table on 22nd February.

The workshop started off with a welcome address by Lyndsey Dixon, Regional Editorial Journals Director, Taylor & Francis Asia Pacific.…

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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.…

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February 27, 2017 | Dr. Claudia Lament Editor-in-Chief, The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

Meet the editor: The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

Q&A with Dr. Claudia Lament


Dr. Claudia Lament is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Langone Medical Center, and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education. She is the Editor-in-Chief of The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child (The PSC), now published by Taylor & Francis. We spoke to Dr. Lament about the journal, child psychoanalysis, and The PSC’s partnership with Taylor and Francis.
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February 2, 2017 | Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin Editor-in-Chief, Neotropical Biodiversity

Meet the editor: Neotropical Biodiversity

Q&A with Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin


Dr. Juan Manuel Guayasamin is a specialist in evolutionary biology, who teaches at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito of Ecuador. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Neotropical Biodiversity, an open access journal published on behalf of SENESCYT, the Ecuadorean Department for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. We caught up with Dr. Guayasamin about the challenges of launching a journal, his advice to early career researchers and what he sees for the future of the journal.
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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.…

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December 1, 2016 | Oscar Masinyana Managing Editor

Supporting early career researchers in ways that count

Six reflections from South Africa’s early career researcher ‘Conversazione’


The number of researchers moving from PhDs into a career in academia is shrinking, while the challenges to pursuing a career in research appear to be rising. So how can early career researchers best develop a body of published research, and what can the scholarly community do to better support people as they move into becoming published authors?…

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November 22, 2016 | Anna Walton Editorial Systems Coordinator

Making the most of your reviewer list

Using your peer review submission system to help you keep your reviewer list up to date


When examining improvement and development opportunities for your journal, editors should aim to enhance and augment the review process. Many editors would agree that the most difficult element of peer review is finding reviewers who are willing and able to evaluate a paper within a few weeks; yet this is such an integral slice of the journal’s day to day running, as it helps to improve both the speed and quality of the peer review process.…

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September 13, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

How we’re developing digital

The latest Editor Resources newsletter


At Taylor & Francis we’re always looking at ways to develop digitally, from redesigning our Taylor & Francis Online journals platform, to using innovative technology such as Figshare and JournalMap to help make research published in your journal more discoverable, and launching TandFChina.com to improve support offered to scholarly communities in China. Our latest Editor Resources newsletter takes you through some of these exciting digital developments.
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August 24, 2016 | Emma Greenwood, Associate Editorial Director & Bryan Vickery, Director, Cogent OA

Finding the right home for all submitted works

The Cogent transfer service


A manuscript may flow through multiple journals and rounds of review on its way to publication. Authors of work that goes on to be published can sometimes wait many months before publication, with efforts of reviewers and editors expended at each stage. That’s why we created the Cogent Transfer service - journal editors can at the point of rejection simply identify if the manuscript may be suitable for publication elsewhere by selecting the Reject – Unsuitable option. The author will then be offered a transfer to a suitable Cogent OA journal, and has the choice whether to transfer their manuscript or not. If they agree, Taylor & Francis/Cogent OA staff will transfer the manuscript on their behalf, no re-formatting required. Of course, authors are entirely free to submit their manuscript elsewhere.
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July 11, 2016 | Merle Zwiers, Early Career Editor, International Journal of Housing Policy

An early career researcher in the world of academic publishing

Q&A with Merle Zwiers, Early Career Editor, International Journal of Housing Policy


Merle Zwiers, a PhD student in Urban Geography at Delft University of Technology, was recently appointed the new role of early career editor at the International Journal of Housing Policy. In this short interview, Merle tells us about her experiences as a young researcher in the world of academic publishing. How did she become an early career editor? What are the benefits and challenges that come with this position?
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June 15, 2016 | Scott Yearsley, Managing Editor

10 ways to develop your journal


Editors already play a crucial role in journal development; they send signals to the readership through their selection of papers and appointment of board members, for example. But the pace of change in the world of journals is immense, and there are a number of other strategies that an editor can employ. The following are just a few ideas for you to consider.
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May 6, 2016 | Claire Sewell Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship & Research Skills Coordinator in the Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge

My new role as a social media editor

Q&A with Claire Sewell, Social Media Editor, New Review of Academic Librarianship


Graham Walton, Editor of New Review of Academic Librarianship, recently appointed a social media editor for the journal. We caught up with Claire Sewell to find out more about her new role. How did she become a social media editor? Why did the journal decide to launch social media pages? And what will she be posting about in her new role?
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May 4, 2016 | Elaine Devine Senior Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Supporting researchers in China and beyond with the launch of TandFChina.com


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.
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April 19, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

The role of a journal editor

Our latest Editor Resources newsletter


Are you a new journal editor? Or a seasoned editor looking for fresh ideas and insights? Perhaps you are a reviewer wanting to find out more about the role of an editor, or an author keen to edit a journal in the future. Whatever your story, read our latest Editor Resources newsletter for information, news and tips. In this issue, we focus on the role of a journal editor.
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March 30, 2016 | Cat Chimes, Head of Marketing, Altmetric

Putting Altmetric data to use: an introduction for journal editors


Assessing the reach of your journal, determining the levels of engagement within your field of research, helping you to shape your content strategy. Did you know these are just some of the many ways you could use the Altmetric data available at just one click on Taylor & Francis Online? Read this guest post from Altmetric for some ideas for how journal editors can put that data to use. And then, get the inside track from other editors, who told us how they’re using the data to benefit their journal.
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March 16, 2016 | Matt Cannon, Publisher (Publisher, Earth and Environmental Science) Elaine Devine Senior Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Trialling ORCiD: what, why and how

Biological, Earth and Environmental Science journals trial including ORCiDs as standard in online submissions


We’re trialling including ORCiDs on every submission to some of our biological, earth and environmental science journals. Find out what an ORCiD is, what the benefits are, and why we’re running this trial. Plus, tell us what you think – can it really save time, reduce errors and ensure researchers get credit for all their research activities?
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March 10, 2016 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

Being an editor: the joys and challenges


Journal editors play a crucial role in the publication process; overseeing all editorial aspects. But what is it like to be an editor on a day-to-day basis? What are the joys and challenges in the role? And how do we support our editors?
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February 17, 2016 | Richard Goodman, Managing Editor

Working with your editorial board


Editorial boards come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but nearly all journals will have one and they are a fundamental factor in creating a sustainable and successful publication. This post suggests some key points to consider when constructing your editorial board, and engaging with board members on your journal’s activities and decisions.
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