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Journal Publication Process

The publication process might seem a bit complicated to researchers, particularly the early career researchers. Most research novices feel pressured to secure a journal publication fairly early in their career. Along with the desire to amass expert recognition in academia, authors also want their research to effectively add to the existing body of literature. Thus, researchers often seek to answer the pivotal question of how to publish a paper. When considering how to publish a journal article, authors need to be strategic, authentic, and fairly innovative. This section covers all aspects researchers need to consider at the pre-publication stage: planning the research paper, selecting the best journal for your manuscript, dealing with peer review, ensuring compliance to guidelines and ethics, and using editorial services to enhance the chances of acceptance of your manuscript.
Peer reviewers tell all: A Q&A with expert reviewers
The work of peer reviewers can remain somewhat mysterious, particularly for the less experienced authors. To better understand the work of a reviewer, their decision making, and what they look for in their own review, Wolters Kluwer interviewed two expert reviewers who have collectively reviewed over 150 published papers. Read on to find out the intricacies of peer review. 
Diversity and inclusion from a journal editor's perspective
John Butler Adam, Editor-in-Chief of the South African Journal of Science (SAJS), shares his thoughts about diversity and inclusion in peer review in the South African context.
A quick glimpse at collaborative peer review
What is collaborative peer review? How does it work? Who is involved in this type of peer review? This flowchart will give you some quick insights into how collaborative peer review operates.
How can I answer the above question?
Considering delay of submission to a peer reviewed journal, I have submitted the abstract (with additional data) to a conference, and it was accepted. The process of submission and conference presentation is expected to be as follows: 1.Submission, 2.Conference presentation before acceptance (with additional data), 3.Manuscript acceptance. According to the target journal, the manuscript, excluding abstract, must be unpublished at the time of submission. Is the above process acceptable or would...
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  • Sep 13, 2018
A perspective on gender diversity and inclusion in peer review
Nitasha Devasar, Managing Director, Taylor & Francis, India and South Asia, shares what diversity in peer review means to her and about how journals can encourage and increase diversity and inclusion in their editorial boards, peer review pool, and author base.
 How to become a peer reviewer: 6 Tips for early career researchers
Do you aspire to become a peer reviewer? Reviewing scientific literature can help you develop your writing and communication skills. Moreover, you will be able to keep up with and contribute to the developments in your area of research. If you are unsure of how to become a peer reviewer, here are some great tips.  
A quick glimpse at double-blind peer review
What is double-blind peer review? How does it work? Who is involved in this type of peer review? This flowchart will provide you with a quick look at how double-blind peer review works.
A quick glimpse at single blind peer review
What is single-blind peer review? How does it work? Who is involved in this type of peer review? This flowchart will give you some quick insights into how single-blind peer review operates. 
An integrated approach to achieving diversity and inclusion in peer review
A.Roxana Lescano, JD, and her colleagues (Hugo Garcia, MD, PhD; Carol Zavaleta, PhD (c); Valerie Paz Soldan, PhD; Estela Quiroz, MD; and Willy Lescano, PhD) share their collective views on how diversity in the peer review ecosystem can be achieved. Dr. Lescano is on the program committee of the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity to be held in Hong Kong, from 2-5 June 2019. The conference will focus on ways to influence or foster the responsible conduct of research and to emphasize the...