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  Volume 9, Issue 1 — February 2016 

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       Finding the Time (While Maintaining Quality)
by Meghan McDevitt 

Article title: "Finding the Time (While Maintaining Quality)"
Author: Meghan McDevitt
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 1 


President's Message
by Michael Willis

Article title: "President's Message"
Author: Michael Willis
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 3

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
by Duncan Nicholas     

Article title: "Developing Communications: Customising and Automating Submission System Templates"
Author: Duncan Nicholas
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 5
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.1.1

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
by Nick Rushby

Article title: "Improving Editorial Quality in Scholarly Journals"
Author: Nick Rushby
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 9
Article DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.1.2 

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
by Sarah Wolper

Article title: “The Top Ten Tips for Using Keywords to Select Reviewers"
Author: Sarah Wolper
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 13
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.1.3

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
by Hannah Wakley and Emma Stephens

Article title: "Creating Shared Letter Templates in Editorial Manager"
Authors: Hannah Wakley and Emma Stephens
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 16
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.1.4

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
by Darin Baumgartel, PhD

Article title: "Academic Journal Data Analysis with R"
Author: Darin Baumgartel, PhD
Publication date: February 1, 2016
Volume 9, Issue 1, page 19
Article DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18243/eon/2016.9.1.5 

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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