Articles tagged with: Editors

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).
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.…

March 9, 2017 | Alice James, Content Executive

Top 10 Open Access articles of 2016: the editor perspective

We recently revealed the top 10 most read Open Access articles published in 2016 across Taylor & Francis and Routledge journals. In this post we hear from some of the editors of the journals that made the list on why they think this research resonated so widely, the importance of Open Access research, and the implications for their journals.…

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.
November 3, 2015 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

Staying ahead of the curve at our Oxford Editor Round Table

In today’s fast paced publishing industry, the question of how we can stay ahead of the curve is becoming increasingly important to researchers, publishers and journal editors alike. We decided to dedicate our UK Editor Round Tables to exploring this very question. On 23 October, editors along with representatives from Altmetric and Sense about Science took to St Hugh’s College, Oxford for lively discussion around this topic. We collected insights into a Storify - read tips and insights from the day, and stay tuned to @tandfeditors #tandfeditors for live updates from our next UK Editor Round Table at The Lowry, Salford Quays, on 6 November, 2015.
October 14, 2015 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

Counting down to our UK Editor Round Tables

Friday 23 October will see many of our journal editors gather at St Hugh’s College in Oxford for the first of this year’s UK Editor Round Tables. Two weeks later on 6 November, we’ll be heading further north, to The Lowry at Salford Quays, to deliver the same packed program around the theme of ‘stay ahead of the curve’. The count-down begins now, and we look forward to seeing many of you there!
September 18, 2015 | Claire Doffegnies Journals Development Coordinator

UK Editor Round Tables – what’s in store?

Check out the agenda and meet our guest speakers

We’re excited to share with you the agenda for our upcoming Editor Round Tables, taking place this autumn in Oxford at St Hugh’s College, on Friday 23 October, and Salford Quays, Manchester, at The Lowry on Friday 6 November. Read on to find out what’s in store, and to meet our guest speakers.
July 27, 2015 | Karen Winter Head of Quality Management

Support for editors and authors – Taylor & Francis Editing Services

In February this year we launched Taylor & Francis Editing Services The service was developed in response to authors’ need for advice on language editing or assistance with arranging translation. The aim of the service is to support authors and to ease the burden for editors in managing submissions that need translation or English language improvement.
July 17, 2015 | Paul Naish Publisher

How to run an editorial board meeting

Editorial Board meetings, typically held annually, are vital to the continued editorial development of any journal. They offer the journal board the opportunity to make key decisions, share ideas, and discuss the journal’s progress. Taylor & Francis can often help with Editorial Board meeting arrangements but planning and chairing a meeting is often a responsibility that falls to the Editor-in-Chief. Get the most out of the opportunity by reading these tips for planning and running an effective Editorial Board meeting.
April 29, 2015 | Asit K. Biswas Professor and President, Third World Centre for Water Management

Why a well-reasoned argument can be key to good editorship

The advice that has guided one editor’s career

Asit Biswas, former editor of Water Resources Development, was recently named as the second most influential person in the water industry by the industry magazine Water and Wastewater International. Alongside journal editing and his own research, he has also been an advisor to nineteen governments and winner of the Stockholm Water Prize (considered to be the Nobel Prize for water). Here he tells us the two pieces of advice that have guided his career.
March 9, 2015 | Peter Gilroy Editor of the Journal of Education for Teaching

Seven tips for recruiting and retaining referees

The steps one editor takes to maintain a good reviewer panel

I had no idea as an author of the difficulties that editors have in recruiting and retaining referees. That innocent phase ended once I began editing a journal, and had to identify and then negotiate with referees directly. My experience as a reviewer meant I wanted to work with referees in a different way. These are the steps I take to ensure we rarely have tardy or non-responsive referees.
February 11, 2015 | Professor Elliot Shubert Editor-in-Chief, Systematics and Biodiversity

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

How teamwork and an online submission system helped one editor

Taking over a journal can be challenging but there are saving factors, including online submission systems. Discover how simple changes helped one editor, and how being an editor isn’t a “one-man show.”
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 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 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.
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.