Articles tagged with: Reviewers

May 1, 2018 | Tom Murden Peer Review Systems Coordinator

How predefined keywords can help you find new reviewers

Tips from our expert on peer review systems

One of the easiest ways to find peer reviewers for your journal is by using keywords. Our in-house peer review expert, Tom Murden, explains how using a pre-defined list of keywords, alongside keywords submitted by the author, could make it easier for you to find peer reviewers.
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.…

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).
October 11, 2017 | Victoria Farrimond Journals Development Coordinator

Effective & efficient peer review management

When it comes to peer review, there are a multitude of factors to consider: online submission tools and reports, finding and retaining reviewers, and supporting new reviewers through the process. As well as all of this, there are the ethical considerations you must take into account to ensure the peer review process on your journal is as transparent and objective as possible… So, where do you start?…

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.
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.…

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.
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 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?
February 2, 2016 | Luke Peedell, Peer Review Coordinator

Ethical considerations when assigning independent reviewers

As a fundamental step of the peer review process, it is essential for editors to select appropriate reviewers for each manuscript. Ideally, chosen reviewers will be experts in their field and have significant area-specific knowledge on the manuscript’s topic, but why do editors also need to consider the ethics behind their choice of reviewer?
July 6, 2015 | Tamara Bowler Peer Review Coordinator

Required reviewers – customizing for the exception, not the rule

Inspired by frequently asked questions from editors, our dedicated EES (Electronic Editorial Systems) team share their top tips on getting the best out of your peer review management system. In this post, how do you change the minimal number of reviewers necessary to complete the review stage of a manuscript? Read on.
May 18, 2015 | Gareth Meager Editorial Systems Manager

Reminding reviewers – how to get the best response

Inspired by frequently asked questions from editors, our dedicated EES (Electronic Editorial Systems) team share their top tips on getting the best out of your peer review management system. In this post, how do you remind reviewers to complete their report once they have agreed to review? Read on.
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.
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 26, 2014 | Gareth Meager Editorial Systems Manager

How to set my search preferences on ScholarOne to find reviewers

Searching for and selecting reviewers is a crucial part of the editorial process and using the tools at your disposal within your ScholarOne submission site can make it a much more productive and time-saving process. The “Set my search preferences” option is available at the “select reviewer” step of the workflow and is a way to predetermine and save your own preferences for how you want the search results to be displayed.
November 10, 2014 | Gary McCulloch Editor of British Journal of Educational Studies

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

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 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.
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.
April 23, 2014 | Fiona Townsend, Publishing Editor - Journal Development

Engaging with the journal community

If your journal adequately represents and supports the interests of its subject community of researchers, authors, reviewers, and Editorial Board members, the community will in turn support the journal. Showing engagement with the community encourages positive sentiment for the journal, motivates future submissions, creates active enthusiasm for the content, and can be a useful way to gather feedback from your readership.
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.
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.