Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice

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Wiley, Apr 15, 2008 - Science - 312 pages
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This comprehensive yet concise book provides a thorough and complete guide to every aspect of managing the peer review process for scientific journals. Until now, little information has been readily available on how this important facet of the journal publishing process should be conducted properly. Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals fills this gap and provides clear guidance on all aspects of peer review, from manuscript submission to final decision.

Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals is an essential reference for science journal editors, editorial office staff and publishers. It is an invaluable handbook for the set-up of new Editorial Offices, as well as a useful reference for well-established journals which may need guidance on a particular situation, or may want to review their current practices. Although intended primarily for journals in science, much of its content will be relevant to other scholarly areas.

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?This wonderful work by Dr. Hames can be used as a textbook in courses for both experienced and novice editors, and I trust that it is what Dr. Hames intended when she prepared this beautiful book. Every scientific editor should read it.? Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professionals, 2008

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Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice is intended to be a handbook for journal editors. Irene Hames is the managing editor of The Plant Journal ... Read full review

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Irene Hames moved from cell biology research into scientific publishing and worked for many years on scholarly journals. She was the founding managing editor of a large international science journal for 20 years, running the editorial office and managing the peer-review process. She now works as an independent editorial consultant. She is frequently called upon to give talks and advise on editorial issues and has been a member of a number of working parties on peer review.

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