How to Edit and Manage a Successful Scholarly Journal

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How to Edit and Manage a Successful Scholarly Journal

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

9781035300167 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Iain Hay, Matthew Flinders Emeritus Distinguished Professor, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Gareth Butler, Senior Lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and Gerti Szili, Senior Lecturer, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
Publication Date: May 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 016 7 Extent: c 328 pp
Drawing on the insights and experiences of authors, editors, and publishing professionals across the humanities, arts and social sciences, this How to guide offers practical advice on how to successfully navigate scholarly journal editorial work.

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Drawing on the insights and experiences of authors, editors, and publishing professionals across the humanities, arts and social sciences, this How to guide offers practical advice on how to successfully navigate scholarly journal editorial work.

From outlining the motivations to take on editorial positions to charting the key responsibilities of an editor, this book outlines the steps to success for aspiring editors. Authors delve into the role and importance of scholarly journal editing in the contemporary academic landscape, providing guidance on the peer review process, how to manage editorial boards, and the ethical considerations of publishing. Consideration is also given to understanding and customizing manuscript management systems, how to navigate emerging publishing trends, and strategies for amplifying the impact of your journal beyond metrics. Expert authors indicate how to manage global shifts in knowledge production and journal geopolitics, emphasizing the ways editors can make a difference to society and practice.

This How to guide is an engaging resource for both seasoned editors wishing to reflect on their practices and aspiring editors taking their first steps towards this form of scholarly leadership. It is also beneficial to early career academics and academic publishing professionals looking to successfully navigate scholarly journal editorial work.
Critical Acclaim
‘At a time of ongoing turmoil in academic journal publishing norms, this book will endure - as a treasury of advice, experience and reflection - upon which journal editors can draw. For other readers, such as those starting out in seeking to publish their work in journals, or aspiring to become a journal editor, this readable book is full of sound advice and will help them to “see like an editor”’
– James D Sidaway, National University of Singapore

‘I highly recommend this book. Not only to those already in editorial positions or aspiring to lead a journal in the future but also to all those keen to reflect on the importance of knowledge communication. This is a book that goes beyond the basic ideas of journal management, challenging us to think about how the publishing system should move forward. Editors from different backgrounds and areas of research provide readers with a variety of interesting and thought-provoking perspectives. Finally, I hope this book will also be useful for publishers in their endeavour to keep improving research communication.’
– Sandro Carnicelli, University of the West of Scotland, UK

‘This is an engagingly written and insightful book. A must read for any scholar taking on the role of editing an academic journal or with an interest in better understanding how the editorial, manuscript management and review processes of journals work and how they are affected by new technological developments.’
– Jennifer Frost and Warwick Frost, La Trobe University, Australia

Contributors
Contributors include: Matej Blazek, Gareth Butler, Kirk Denton, Derek France, Jay Gatrell, Willem Halffman, Serge P.J.M. Horbach, Iain Hay, David Higgitt, Nancy Hoalst Pullen, Catheryn Khoo, Marié Kirsten, Jan McArthur, Allison McCann, Johann Mouton, Paolo Mura, Danielle Padula, Mark Patterson, Guy M Robinson, Matthew W. Rofe, Michael Ripmeester, Katie Sanderson, Elaine Stratford, Gerti Szili, Dallen J. Timothy, Loreta Tauginienė, Marthie van Niekerk, Simon Wakeling
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