Inviting external reviewers

How many external reviewers should I invite to review a given manuscript and when?   When inviting external reviewers, we recommend that, upon receiving a manuscript, an editor creates a “possible reviewers” list with at least 6 potential reviewers. From that...
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Should your peer review move online?

When is an online editorial management system necessary? Many academic journal editors struggle with the question of whether it is necessary to convert to a web-based peer review system. While it's no secret that the peer review process can be heavy on administrative...
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The “just right” number of co-editors

Co-editors: how do I choose the ideal number? Many journal editors struggle with deciding exactly how many co-editors are needed for their journal. However, examining two factors may ultimately help determine that ideal number. Take a look at your journal's workload...
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The external reviewer experience

Peer review is the key to maintaining the high academic standards of our scholarly journals, yet how often do we think about the external reviewer experience”?   External reviewers participate in peer review out of a sense of commitment to their area of...
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Registering areas of expertise

External reviewers all have specific areas of expertise, but the way in which we request that these specialities be registered can have a big impact on both the journal and the reviewer experience. The peer review process is full of pitfalls that can waste valuable...
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Confidentiality: which level is right?

Single blind, Double blind or open? When it comes to choosing the reviewer confidentiality for your journal, there are typically three options: Single Blind, Double Blind and Open.  A short description of the pros and cons of each follows:   Single blind In a...
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Quick Tips: review time

Deciding your journal's Review Time There has been a big push over the last 10 years to get academic work published as quickly as possible. As time to publication becomes more and more critical, there is a trend to make review times shorter now than before. How short...
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Checking for plagiarism

Considerations when checking for plagiarism As an editor, when is it worth your while to check for plagiarism and when is intuitive screening enough? Online plagiarism tools can be extremely useful, but does every manuscript need to be checked? Costs are to be weighed...
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The external reviewer experience

Peer review is the key to maintaining the high academic standards of our scholarly journals, yet how often do we think about the external reviewer experience”?   External reviewers participate in peer review out of a sense of commitment to their area of...

read more

Registering areas of expertise

External reviewers all have specific areas of expertise, but the way in which we request that these specialities be registered can have a big impact on both the journal and the reviewer experience. The peer review process is full of pitfalls that can waste valuable...

read more

Checking for plagiarism

Considerations when checking for plagiarism As an editor, when is it worth your while to check for plagiarism and when is intuitive screening enough? Online plagiarism tools can be extremely useful, but does every manuscript need to be checked? Costs are to be weighed...

read more

Inviting external reviewers

How many external reviewers should I invite to review a given manuscript and when?   When inviting external reviewers, we recommend that, upon receiving a manuscript, an editor creates a “possible reviewers” list with at least 6 potential reviewers. From that...

read more

Quick Tips: review time

Deciding your journal's Review Time There has been a big push over the last 10 years to get academic work published as quickly as possible. As time to publication becomes more and more critical, there is a trend to make review times shorter now than before. How short...

read more

Should your peer review move online?

When is an online editorial management system necessary? Many academic journal editors struggle with the question of whether it is necessary to convert to a web-based peer review system. While it's no secret that the peer review process can be heavy on administrative...

read more

Confidentiality: which level is right?

Single blind, Double blind or open? When it comes to choosing the reviewer confidentiality for your journal, there are typically three options: Single Blind, Double Blind and Open.  A short description of the pros and cons of each follows:   Single blind In a...

read more

The “just right” number of co-editors

Co-editors: how do I choose the ideal number? Many journal editors struggle with deciding exactly how many co-editors are needed for their journal. However, examining two factors may ultimately help determine that ideal number. Take a look at your journal's workload...

read more