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|EON February 2016|
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Volume 9, Issue 1 — February 2016
Finding the Time (While Maintaining Quality)
Article title: "Finding the Time (While Maintaining Quality)"
Article title: "President's Message"
2015-2016 ISMTE President Michael Willis discusses the society’s progress and his goals for ISMTE’s future.
Developing Communications: Customising and Automating Submission System Templates
Article title: "Developing Communications: Customising and Automating Submission System Templates"
In an effort to provide proactive service, Duncan Nicholas writes about setting up customized and automated template letters that can be triggered to send emails after certain tasks are completed. Automating these emails reduces time spent manually checking the system while proactively informing authors or reviewers about the status of their manuscript.
Improving Editorial Quality in Scholarly Journals
Article title: "Improving Editorial Quality in Scholarly Journals"
Nick Rushby discusses the idea of a process for assessing and improving quality in journals that is transferable across disciplines and publishing models. Applying the business technique of “total quality management” to journal processes under the Editor’s control, Rushby provides steps for improving journal quality as well as some determining quality measures.
The Top Ten Tips for Using Keywords to Select Reviewers
Article title: “The Top Ten Tips for Using Keywords to Select Reviewers"
Finding reviewers is always a tricky task. Sarah Wolper provides ten tips for using keywords to search for and find reviewers. Read on to learn how things like leveraging databases and checking reference lists can improve and speed up the reviewer selection process.
Creating Shared Letter Templates in Editorial Manager
Article title: "Creating Shared Letter Templates in Editorial Manager"
Hannah Wakley and Emma Stephens write about their experience using Editorial Manager’s “InterJournal Resource Sharing” feature to share letter templates across a group of linked journals. They discuss the steps they took to update letters across the British Psychological Society’s 11 journals.
Academic Journal Data Analysis with R
Article title: "Academic Journal Data Analysis with R"
We run a lot of reports whether through our editorial systems or through Excel or other spreadsheet applications. But is this really the best way? Although it seems intimidating, Darin Baumgartel, PhD, highlights the benefits of using an analytical programming language such as R for data manipulation and improved visualization and analysis tools. Maybe it’s time to give something new a try.
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