What Editors Want: An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing
University of Chicago Press, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 178 pages
Research publications have always been key to building a successful career in science, yet little if any formal guidance is offered to young scientists on how to get research papers peer reviewed, accepted, and published by leading scientific journals. With What Editors Want, Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, two well-respected editors from the science publishing community, remedy that situation with a clear, straightforward guide that will be of use to all scientists.
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1 Who cares what Editors want?
2 Changing perspective from author to Editor
3 Judging the newness of your science
4 Authorship issues
5 Choosing the right journal
7 How to write a cover letter
8 Preparing for manuscript submission or What Editors wish you knew
9 Who does what in peer review
10 Dealing with decision letters
11 Ethical issues in publishing