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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science$
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Michael Hochberg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001

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How Journals Operate

How Journals Operate

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(p.81) 12 How Journals Operate
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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
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Michael Hochberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0012

Ask a scientist—particularly at the start of their career—how journals work and you will either get a blank stare or a logical but inaccurate reply. The only people who know journal workflows are managing editors and chief editors. Chief editors seek assessments of diverse publication criteria and accept manuscripts based on recommendations and attaining certain standards. This chapter introduces the reader to what journals want, and how they apply protocols of selectivity while maintaining fairness.

Keywords:   Editorial office, editors, reviewers, publishers, evaluation criteria, selection

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