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Publication ethics guidance for the arts, humanities, and social sciences

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Publication ethics guidance for the arts, humanities, and social sciences

COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) and Routledge are researching the publication ethics issues faced by journal editors in the arts, humanities and social sciences.  Why do this research? COPE’s 2016-2018 strategic plan identified a new priority: to increase diversity culturally, geographically, and by discipline. Although COPE provides guidance that spans all subjects, some resources need […]

Food for Thought

For journal editors and early career researchers (ECRs) alike, it’s crucial to have a strong academic network that reaches across the research community. Having a broad network of contacts in your field can be incredibly useful. It can help career advancement, finding new research opportunities, and even personal development. For journal editors, having a wide […]

cOAlition S, Plan S and accelerating OA

*Update, February 14 2019: read the feedback we’ve submitted to cOAlition S in response to the Guidance on the Implementation of Plan S* The recent announcements emanating from Europe around open access (OA) have resonated throughout the globe. In this post we examine the origin and aim of Plan S, briefly outline reactions to the […]

Academic mentoring for editors and ECRs

Academic mentoring can be a fantastic tool for journal editors and early career researchers (ECRs) alike. Whether you’re looking to foster meaningful connections across research communities, develop your own understanding and skills, or build a professional network, academic mentoring could be the answer. In this post, we’re sharing the benefits of academic mentoring, along with tips […]

Tips for attracting high impact content

All journals strive to improve the quality of the papers they publish. But how can this be achieved? We spoke to Dr Paul Taylor, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Systematic Paleontology, about his advice for attracting high impact content. Journals need to find positive ways to attract high quality submissions. A journal with a high profile and […]

Learning from the Australian Scholarly Summit

Dr. Maureen Perkins, Co-Founder and Editor of Life Writing, was at our recent Australian Scholarly Summit and found many of the sessions inspiring.  Life Writing is a leading journal in autobiography and biography studies, published by Routledge. Dr. Perkins’ research covers interdisciplinary life writing, family narratives, memoir, and race. Furthermore, the research has an emphasis on whiteness […]

How to use themed issues to develop a multidisciplinary journal

David Canter, Editor of Contemporary Social Science, explains his approach and experience on how to edit and develop a multidisciplinary journal based around themed issues. Where do you begin with a multidisciplinary journal? How do you bring a multidisciplinary social science journal to life if it has no central topic? It’s a challenge as authors tend to […]

How to create a Special Issue for your journal

A Special Issue is an issue of your journal dedicated to one chosen topic. It should contain the latest work on that subject. And if you create a Special Issue well, it can be a unique and valuable reference source for every researcher interested in that area. To help you create a Special Issue and get […]