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					 PLEASE, don’t make the
publisher’s job any harder
                Andrew Robinson PhD
Deputy Managing Director, Publishing Director, Medicine
                  Wiley-Blackwell
Please don’t make my job any harder…


  What is my job anyway?
  Why do you aim so high?
  Why don’t you stick to the rules?
  Why don’t you share more information?
  Why all the cloak and dagger stuff?
  Why the stop-start, quick-slow?
  What is my job anyway?




Editorial   Production   Distribution   Online   Marketing   Sales
Why do you aim so high?


                “Some editors are failed
                  writers, but so are
                  most writers!”
                TS Eliot
Why do you aim so high?


  1 paper rejected 3 times = 6 hours of peer review
  1000 papers rejected 3 times
                            = 6000 hours
                            = 150 working weeks
                            = 3 years of research productivity
  2 million articles in 2010?
  new models:
   • PLos Clinical Trials
   • Archives of Drug Information
Why don’t you read before….?


                 “does not accept sponsored
                   supplements”
                 “does not accept unsolicited
                   reviews”
                 “does not publish case
                   reports”
                 “does not publish consensus
                   papers”
Why don’t you stick to the rules?


                   1. Reformat your papers after
                      rejection
                   2. Copyright/licensing forms
                   3. Conflict of interest statements
                   4. Internal approval cleared
                   5. No changes to the manuscript
                      post-acceptance
                   6. Expedited publication
                      schedule
Why all this cloak and dagger stuff?


                     Readers
                     Investigators
                     Editors


                     Disclose writing support
                     Disclose sources of funding
                     Disclose the sponsor
Why don’t you share more information?


                        Deadlines
                        Special requirements
                        Updates and changes
                        Decision-makers/sign-off
                        Purpose
Why all this stop-start, quick-slow?


                   “I need a quote now…..”
                   “Yes, of course we want to do it with you”
                   “I need it for a conference in November”
                   “Yes, that schedule looks fine”
                   “No, I don’t have the manuscript… yes I
                     know it’s September”
                   “I just need to get approval”
                   “The proofs are fine, but I need you to
                      make the following changes”
Summary


 Be realistic about where you submit
 Read the journal before submitting, or ask
 Stick to the rules
 Be transparent
 Give us more information and background
 Set realistic schedules and keep us informed

				
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