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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

Catch up on sessions from the day by taking a look at the programme, presentation slides, and other key resources.


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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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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April 23, 2018 | Elizabeth Walker, Publisher & Madeleine Markey, Managing Editor, Area Studies

The future of Area Studies: raising global voices

Highlights from our inaugural workshop in London


The Area Studies team at Routledge, Taylor & Francis are committed to raising global voices in the canon of published Area Studies research.  We use our global editorial presence, creative editorial development and access initiatives to engage (early-career) scholars based in the global south, including mentoring programmes and practical workshops.…

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March 29, 2018 | Prof Xiliang Zhang Associate Editor, Climate Policy

Meet the editor: Climate Policy

Q&A with Prof Xiliang Zhang following his attendance at the 23rd United Nations Climate Conference


Prof Xiliang Zhang is Associate Editor of Climate Policy, published by Taylor & Francis. As well as this, he is Director of the Institute of Energy, Environmental and Economic Research, Tsinghua University, and leader of the research team on Energy Management and Climate Planning Innovation.
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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 20, 2018 | Rachel Winfield & Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executives

How to support and recognize peer reviewers with Publons


publons logo: rrecognize peer reviewers with Publons The peer review process is vital to the strength of a journal. Reviews evaluate the quality, validity, and relevance of research.

“Reviewers are the lifeblood of any journal,” says Mike J. Smith, Editor of Journal of Maps. They also invest a huge amount of time and expertise in the process.…

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March 20, 2018 | Daniel Johnston Cofounder of Publons

The importance of peer review recognition: talking to Publons

How Publons can help you find and reward peer reviewers


Daniel Johnston: talking about peer review recognitionWe recently extended our partnership with Publons to 250 journal titles. Now even more of our reviewers can receive recognition for their input into academic research.

Andrew Preston and Daniel Johnston are the co-founders of Publons. They aim to speed up research by improving peer review.…

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March 20, 2018 | Claire Doffegnies & Rachel Winfield, Communications Executives

Recognizing reviewers


At Taylor & Francis, we recognize that peer reviewers play an integral role in journal publication. Reviewers invest a huge amount of their time and knowledge in the peer-review process, and as such, we think it’s important to say “thanks.” Read on to find out what we have put in place to show our appreciation …
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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 30, 2018 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Helping your journal hit the headlines in 2018


Did you know there is a dedicated press & media relations team who can provide advice on press communications and work with you to take your most newsworthy journal articles to the press? Here are some of the services the press and media team offer which may benefit your journal.
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January 18, 2018 | Prof Guo Huadong Editor-in-Chief, Big Earth Data

How to launch an open data journal: an editor's view

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


Guo Huadong: how to launch an open data journalGuo 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.

Prof Huadong has over 30 years of experience in Earth observation.…

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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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January 8, 2018 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Book discount for editors, board members and reviewers


We are pleased to offer all our editors, board members, and reviewers a discount on their purchase of Taylor & Francis Group books (including those under the Routledge, CRC Press, Garland Science, Psychology Press, and Focal Press imprints).
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December 20, 2017 | V. Harini, Journals Peer Review Editor

Do you know about the Doc-to-Doc Comparison feature in Crossref Similarity Check?


Earlier this year, Crossref Similarity Check introduced a new feature – Doc-to-Doc Comparison – which allows users to directly compare a manuscript against another document that may not be in the Crossref Similarity Check database.

Crossref Similarity Check, comparison detection software powered by iThenticate, offers the screening of manuscripts for content similarity to other published work.…

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December 5, 2017 | Lan Murdock, Communications Manager

Highlights from our Scholarly Summit event in Washington


We recently hosted a Scholarly Summit event for journal editors and society representatives based in the US and Canada. The event offered the opportunity to discuss the key issues facing journal editors and learned societies, and network with industry leaders and innovators, fellow editors, early career researchers, learned society representatives, and Taylor & Francis colleagues.…

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November 16, 2017 | Alice James, Content Executive

Have you seen our Hive of Knowledge?

Celebrating Taylor & Francis partnerships


We recently launched a new page over at our Author Services site celebrating our network of partners and highlighting the work we are doing to achieve our shared goal of cultivating knowledge and furthering understanding.
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November 8, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Getting your research into parliament

A how-to guide from Taylor & Francis


Our colleagues over at our Author Services site have put together a useful visual guide (right) to demonstrate the paths you and your authors could take to get research into parliament, along with an accompanying post to highlight the benefits that could have for researchers and the public.
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October 11, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Top takeaways from our Expert View on Managing Reviewers webinar


Whether you’re an experienced editor or new to the game, an aspect of journal management that almost all editors want to improve on is peer review and, in particular, the timeliness of this practice. More often than not, a lot of the delays in the process can be avoided, or at least lessened, by growing and strengthening your pool of potential reviewers.…

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September 29, 2017 | Jodie Bell, Press & Media Relations Manager

Upcoming webinar – Engaging with the media: reaching beyond academia


Communicating your journal’s newsworthy research to the media can be a highly effective method of demonstrating the impact your journal, and the work published within it, has within your field, and also the difference it makes to the public and wider society. However, communicating in such a public forum is not always straightforward and can be a challenge, particularly if you’re not familiar with talking to journalists.
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September 29, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive

Fit for the future: the science and art of research communication

A Taylor & Francis Scholarly Summit


Taylor & Francis will be holding a Scholarly Summit event for journal editors and society representatives based in the US and Canada. The event offers the opportunity to discuss the key issues facing journal editors and learned societies, and network with industry leaders and innovators, fellow editors, early career researchers, learned society representatives, and Taylor & Francis colleagues.
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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 15, 2017 | Dr Till Bruckner Campaigns Manager, Sense about Science

Clinical trial registration and reporting

How the AllTrials campaign is turning good intentions into positive results


Around half of all clinical trials that have been carried out on medicines we use today have never published results. That means that researchers are missing opportunities to explore new areas of research and doctors don’t have access to information they need to be sure they are making the best choices for patients.…

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July 26, 2017 | Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, Editor-in-Chief, 'Journal of Sustainable Forestry'

The story behind the picture

Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, M.F.S, Ph.D., talks to us about forestry sustainment


Our newly updated Taylor & Francis Online search bar background showcases Dr. Uromi Manage Goodale, M.F.S. (Masters in Forest Science), Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Sustainable Forestry (JSF), teaching students in a woodland area surrounding Guangxi University, Nanning, China, in May. So, what exactly is going on in the photos? How do early career researchers get into forestry sustainment? And looking beyond publishing, what is the largest threat to our ecosystem, and how has forestry sustainment changed over time? Read on for the full story behind the picture.
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July 21, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond, Journals Development Coordinator & Krystina Sihdu, Press & Media Relations Executive

Expanding the reach of research with The Conversation Africa

Taylor & Francis Group announces new partnership


Taylor & Francis has recently announced a new partnership with The Conversation Africa to help facilitate increasing public engagement with African researchers and their work. By acting as a funding partner, Taylor & Francis will work with The Conversation Africa to highlight essential African research and offer T&F authors, journal editors, and publishing partners closer links with the African news website.
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July 10, 2017 | Tom Murden Electronic Editorial Systems Coordinator

Introducing the new user interface from ScholarOne Manuscripts


From the 10th July, ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M) will be rolling out their new release – v4.21. The sole feature of this release is centred around the new User interface (UI) that reviewers will use. We are keen to provide our editors with some insight into this new element of your S1M sites before you see the change across the system:

S1M has described this improvement as ‘new and cleaner’.…
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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 20, 2017 | Lan Murdock, Communications Manager

Top takeaways from 2017 Council of Science Editor Annual Meeting


It was a great learning experience for me to attend the 60th anniversary meeting of the Council of Science Editors(CSE) last month. The theme this year was ‘Setting Sail: Navigating the Future of Science Publishing’, looking at the challenges facing science editors during times of great changes in scientific publishing. The two-day program was packed with interesting sessions from peer review innovation to implementation of data policy and new industry standards.
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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 Submission Portal


We are pleased to introduce a modern, easy to use, online submission experience for authors. The 'Submission 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 7, 2017 | Gayle Woloschak Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Radiation Biology

Meet the Editor: International Journal of Radiation Biology

Q&A with Dr. Gayle Woloschak


Dr. Gayle Woloschak is a Professor of Radiation Oncology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Radiation Biology, published by Taylor & Francis. We caught up with Dr. Woloschak about the journal, the field of radiation biology, and her tips for fellow journal editors.
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June 1, 2017 | Emma Cianchi, Communications Executive & Daniel Pullin, Content Coordinator

Taylor & Francis Online: making your journal more discoverable


If you’ve visited Taylor & Francis Online recently, you may have noticed a few changes. Since the relaunch of our journal platform last year with a refreshed, responsive feel, our digital team has been working hard to make sure research discoverability stays at the forefront of the online experience.…

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June 1, 2017 | Barry Fry, Head of Production Management

CrossMark identification has been added to all published work


Taylor & Francis is a participant in the CrossMark program – a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authenticated version of a piece of content. To show that we are committed to maintaining the content we publish, and that we adhere to funder requirements to alert readers to potential changes, we have added the CrossMark logo to the first page of all published articles.…

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June 1, 2017 | Helen Opara, Communications Officer

#ShareYourEprints: helping you to help authors increase the reach of their research


Did you know that the authors of articles published in subscription journals get 50 free eprints to share on publication? Sharing them is a great way to highlight their work (and the journal) to their colleagues, peers and friends. Read our five top tips on how to #ShareYourEprints, and point the authors publishing in your journal towards them.
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May 18, 2017 | Laura Raines, Marketing Associate

Top takeaways from the 2017 STM Society Day


A group of Taylor & Francis colleagues recently attended STM Society Day, a conference whose mission was to bring Scholarly Society Publishers together to discuss common opportunities and challenges. The sessions covered a range of topics, from using data to understand society members and their needs to the role of societies and scholarly research in the age of fake news.
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May 5, 2017 | Claire Doffegnies, Communications Executive

Creating a clear peer review picture: announcing Peer Review Week 2017


Peer review is a crucial part of scholarly communication, ensuring that published research is trustworthy, accurate, and meets the highest standards possible within a given field. That’s why this year we’ll once again be supporting Peer Review Week, running from 11th to 17th September. Get the date in your diary, and find out how you can get involved.
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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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April 3, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Join us for this year’s COPE European Seminar


Editors are invited to attend COPE’s European Seminar in London on Thursday 25th May 2017. This year’s event focuses on the changing face of research and publication ethics, looking at where COPE is today and the challenges it faces in the future.
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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 17, 2017 | Rebecca Newgent, Editor-in-Chief, Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Meet the editor: Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation

Q&A with Dr. Rebecca Newgent


Rebecca NewgentDr. Rebecca Newgent is a Professor in the Department of Counselor Education at Western Illinois University. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation (CORE), now published by Taylor & Francis. We caught up with Dr. Newgent about the journal, the counseling profession, and what she looks forward to about CORE’s partnership with Taylor & Francis.…

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March 1, 2017 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

New Scopus metric: CiteScore


December 2016 saw the launch of a new Scopus metric, CiteScore, along with associated other metrics. The new journal-level metrics will provide an additional view of journal performance and have been published for over 22,000 journals index in Scopus. This post will give you an overview of the metric and what it could mean for your journal.…

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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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