Academic and Professional Publishing by Robert Campbell, Ed Pentz, Ian Borthwick

By Robert Campbell, Ed Pentz, Ian Borthwick

Educational publishing represents a various communications rooted within the scholarly surroundings, peer assessment, and extra worth services. Publishers during this box play a severe and relied on position, registering, certifying, disseminating and maintaining wisdom throughout medical, technical and clinical (STM), humanities and social technological know-how disciplines. educational Publishing attracts jointly professional publishing execs, to supply finished perception into the main advancements within the and the leading edge and multi-disciplinary ways being utilized to fulfill novel challenges.

This e-book comprises 20 chapters masking what publishers do, how they paintings so as to add price and what the long run may possibly carry. themes contain: peer-review; the scholarly surroundings; the electronic revolution; publishing and conversation ideas; company types and funds; editorial and creation workflows; digital publishing criteria; quotation and bibliometrics; consumer event; revenues, licensing and advertising; the evolving function of libraries; ethics and integrity; felony and copyright features; dating administration; the way forward for magazine publishing; the impression of exterior forces; profession improvement; and belief in educational publishing.

This e-book provides a accomplished assessment of the built-in method publishers take to aid and enhance communications inside educational publishing.

  • Brings jointly specialist publishing execs to supply an authoritative perception into developments
  • Details the demanding situations publishers face and the modern tactics and techniques used to fulfill them
  • Discusses the variety of recent conversation channels and enterprise versions that go well with the wide range of topic components publishers paintings in

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The EMBO Journal has started to send reviewers all the other reports before the decision is actually made (calling this ‘cross-peer review’), actively encouraging them to comment on each other’s reports. The feedback can then be used to inform the decision. Reviewers are not generally, except in a few journals or for specific tasks such as statistical appraisal, paid. This issue has often been debated, but payment is generally thought not to be an effective or appropriate method of compensation (see, for example, WAME, 2007).

Here, after pre-screening by the editorial board, submissions are posted on the journal’s website as ‘discussion papers’.

The editor him/herself may carry out all the roles, seeing all manuscripts on submission and steering them through the whole peer-review process. They may share responsibilities with members of an editorial board, with individual editors handling manuscripts in different subject areas or from different geographical regions. The principles of good practice are the same whatever the size or organisation of a journal. Publishers vary in the type of editor they use for their journals. g. Nature and the BMJ) appoint internal, ‘professional’, staff editors, who are usually individuals with relevant research or practitioner experience but no longer active in research or in practice.

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