Articles tagged with: Authors

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.
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. …

June 22, 2017 | Leila Jones Publishing Manager - Journal Development

Reviewer guidelines and best practice

At Taylor & Francis we understand the importance of an effective review when authors choose to submit their research to one of our journals. We work to establish and sustain peer-review integrity on every journal and a vital part of this means ensuring that reviewers have the appropriate resources to carry out their work as efficiently and effectively as possible. The reviewing process varies from journal to journal, but this guide serves as an overview of what’s involved when becoming a reviewer with a Taylor & Francis journal.
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.…

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.
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.…

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.…

May 4, 2016 | Elaine Devine Senior Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Supporting researchers in China and beyond with the launch of

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.
August 21, 2015 | Graham Walton Assistant Director (Academic and User Services), Library, and Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Information Management, Loughborough University, UK

Eighteen years of being an editor: reflections on the role

“When I became a journal editor in 1998, I naively made the assumption that the work was primarily about deciding which papers should be published and in what order.” Graham Walton reflects on eighteen years of hard-won experience as a journal editor and what the role looks like in 2015.
April 14, 2015 | Maryanne Dever Co-Editor of Australian Feminist Studies & Lisa Adkins Co-Editor of Australian Feminist Studies

Journal mentoring scheme

Securing the future of your journal

Can launching a mentoring scheme for new writers help us to connect with emerging scholars who may not yet know the journal and generate some innovative and exciting contributions from early-career academics?
March 26, 2015 | Dr. Miles Richardson Multimedia and Social Media Editor, Ergonomics (@ergonomics1957)

Creating video abstracts – a view from a Multimedia and Social Media Editor

Miles Richardson has recently been appointed as the first ever Multimedia and Social Media Editor for Ergonomics. Miles outlines his plans for this new role and offers a practical look at the benefits of encouraging authors to record video abstracts for their articles.
February 11, 2015 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

Introducing Taylor & Francis Editing Services

Supporting authors before submission

As January fades from view, there are still new things happening at Taylor & Francis, including developing the support we offer authors. Our Editing Services offer expert English language editing, translation, manuscript formatting, and figure preparation for researchers wherever they are in the world. Find out how it can help those submitting to your journal.
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.
November 10, 2014 | Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar Editor-in-Chief of IETE Technical Review

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

Even brilliant ideas are never new

“One should realize that ideas are never new. However brilliant, every idea is always based on previous knowledge.” Read on to discover the importance of publishing papers by authors that cite their research.
October 27, 2014 | Elaine Devine, Communications Manager (Author Relations)

How do I want my work to be used? Talking licenses this Open Access Week

The latest analysis from the 2014 Open Access Survey

Read the latest update from this year’s Open Access Survey, exploring researchers’ preferences on licenses analysed by age, gender, region, career stage, and discipline. Are traditional or more restrictive licenses still the most preferred? Are scientists happy with more liberal options? What about those in the humanities or social sciences? Our Open Access Survey reveals all.
October 13, 2014 | Jenny Ellis Communications Officer

Getting to grips with open access

Analyzing U.K. and U.S. open-access policies

Open access is a global phenomenon, but what does it mean in practice at national level? As part of the 2014 Open Access Survey, we asked researchers what they understand and think about open-access policies in their respective countries. Read on to discover U.K.- and U.S.- based researcher views on Research Councils UK (RCUK) open-access policy, and U.S. public-access policy under the Consolidated Appropriations Act.
October 7, 2014 | Matt Peck Senior Marketing Executive

Join in with the Open October celebrations

This October we’re running a number of great offers in the build-up to, during, and after Open Access Week. If you or any of your peers are interested in submitting a paper OA then October is definitely the month to do it.
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.
October 2, 2014 | Jessica Feinstein, Head of Quality Management

Accepted Manuscripts Online: an overview

Taylor & Francis offers a rapid publication option called Accepted Manuscripts Online (AMO) that enables authors to see their peer-reviewed, accepted manuscripts on the Taylor & Francis website before they have been copy-edited. These articles are available in PDF format only. This option allows new knowledge to be made available to readers in the shortest possible time.
September 26, 2014 | James Hardcastle Research Manager

Author-level metrics and the H-Index

In a previous post I wrote about journal-level citation metrics. This post will discuss the rise of article- and author-level metrics.

As tools such as Web of Science, Scopus, and Google Scholar have become more widely accessible, it has become much easier to create metrics at the article level.…

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.
September 8, 2014 | Raymond Tellis, Open Access Publishing Editor & Vicky Gardner Open Access Publisher

An overview of HEFCE’s new OA policy

Guidance for editors

A short summary of key points around the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) OA policy for the “post-2014” REF. This post covers points relevant to editors and society partners and includes example timelines for reference.
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.
October 31, 2013 | Michelle Phillips, Publisher

Seismic shift

Metrics, media, marketing and the changing world of journals

In this changing world of journal publishing, issues of discoverability, accessibility, and effective impact are becoming more important to both editors and authors. We recently held two Editor Workshops in Oxford and York chaired by Dr David Green, Global Publishing Director of Taylor & Francis Group, to explore the topics of metrics, media, and marketing directly with Taylor & Francis editors.
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.