Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals by P-Wiley

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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. ?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 This book is co-published with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) (www.alpsp.org) ALPSP members are entitled to a 30% discount on this book.

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									Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific
Journals
Author: Irene Hames



Edition: 1
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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.


?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


This book is co-published with the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
(www.alpsp.org)

ALPSP members are entitled to a 30% discount on this book.
Reviews

"...a godsend to the rookie editor taking the driving seat for the first time and feeling understandably
daunted by the responsibility. Statements like 'no editorial office should be without it', 'an essential
resource' or 'indispensable' unfortunately sound like clichés. In the case of this book, however, they are 
all true. In fact, I think I will need a second copy for when one of my colleagues pinches this one!"



"By writing a book on peer review and manuscript management, Irene Hames has helped millions of
readers, thousands of authors and hundreds of reviewers and editors to reach a higher standard for
scientific publications. I benefited greatly reading the book and warmly suggest every scientist to have it
available as a reference book on his or her book shelf when thinking about putting together a manuscript
or when invited to serve the community as a reviewer."



"Hames' aim is to provide a manual to help editors, their editorial colleagues, and staff, and to give
practical guidance on all aspects of peer review, creating an awareness of the issues involved and
potential problems. This she has achieved, taking the reader from manuscript submission, through the
peer review process, to decision making... [Included are] some 80 pages of appendices. These extremely
useful checklists, forms, guidance, and sample letters provide salient information, and act as an excellent
resource for all involved in the publication of scientific journals. Hames offers essential instruction for
editors at all levels. Reviewers, even authors, would profit from reading this book. But it will be of most
use to those starting a new position in the publication of scientific journals; from academic Editor-in-Chief
to Editorial Assistant, it should be prerequisite reading."



"... this comprehensive, authoritative, and useful book represents a precious resource for would-be editors
wishing to learn every aspect of manuscript management and peer review. Established journals wishing to
review and update administrative practices, and even authors and peer reviewers may find it helpful and
informative on many aspects of the work performed in editorial offices, which often is shrouded in
mystery."



"...a timely and well-informed book. Newly appointed editors will find masses of useful information and
practical tips. Seasoned editors will be inspired to reassess and refine their own procedures."



"An excellent and must-read book for journal editors ... It will also serve as a valuable resource for anyone
interested or involved in the peer-review process."



"Irene Hames....writes engagingly, and, from the viewpoint of her extensive experience, provides a
practical handbook that describes ways of coping with the many day-to-day problems that must be faced
by the editor and office staff of a scientific journal...I strongly recommend it..."

								
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