March 9, 2015 |
Editor of the Journal of Education for Teaching
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.
January 7, 2015 |
Vicki Luker, Executive Editor The Journal of Pacific History
An unexpected but serendipitous discovery
“Authors and editors aim for the same thing: for words that fly on their own wings, off the page or the screen, to our readers!”
For Vicki Luker, articles by non-native speakers have sharpened her love of words. Read on to find out more about this unexpected, but serendipitous, result of her experience as an editor.
December 8, 2014 |
Dr. Tom McDaniel
Executive Editor of The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas &
Dr. Pamela Childers
Executive Editor of The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas
Co-editing is a happy marriage, and divorce is not an option!
Join Thomas McDaniel and Pamela Childers in this special co-editor edition of the “What I wish I’d known” blog series. Executive Editors of The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, Thomas and Pamela reflect on the benefits of co-editing a journal, the ups and downs of the relationship, and how many hands can make light work.
November 17, 2014 |
Professor Marcus Haward
Editor of Australian Journal of Maritime and Ocean Affairs
A shared journey
Motivations for taking on editorial responsibilities vary, but a common element seems to be a desire to contribute to scholarship. Find out why Professor Marcus Haward took on the role of editor and if he’d have done it knowing what he knows now.
November 10, 2014 |
Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar
Editor-in-Chief of IETE Technical Review
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.
November 10, 2014 |
Editor of British Journal of Educational Studies
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.
October 21, 2014 |
Anna T. Cianciolo
Editor of Teaching & Learning in Medicine
Balancing journal management and leadership
Join Anna Cianciolo as she breaks down the mechanics of managing a journal to make room for leadership: “For new editors, it is easy to allow a journal’s managerial demands to overwhelm the duties of leadership ... To keep a journal alive, an editor must make every effort to improve process efficiency so that time and mental space are preserved for leadership.”
October 16, 2014 |
Editor of the Annals of Leisure Research
You need to know the questions you need to ask
Sometime in 2012 a call for a new editor of the Annals of Leisure Research went out and a nice individual who shall remain anonymous (you know who you are!) suggested I stick my name forward. Well, the rest is history; at the start of 2013, I took up the editorial reins. Do I wish I had had more knowledge when stepping into the breach? Read on to find out.
October 15, 2014 |
Graham Hobbs, Journals Editorial Director
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.