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  • 1. Japan Science and Technology Agency | J-STAGE Fair 201015 December 2010Daniel McGowan, PhDScience DirectorEdanz Group Japan
  • 2. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 1. What do authors want? 2. Creating an image for your journal 3. Encouraging appropriate submissions 4. Encouraging more submissions 5. What do reviewers want? 6. Case study: Neural Regeneration Research How to unlock your journals full potential 2
  • 3. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 What do authors want? n=333 How to unlock your journals full potential 3
  • 4. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 What do authors want? Communication Smooth and timely Professional interaction during review process Submission Easy to use manuscript submission system J-Stage journals appeal to authors from growing markets Brazil, Iran, Turkey, non-Western authors How to unlock your journals full potential 4
  • 5. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Creating an image for your journal Print Cover art, layout, artwork Print and paper quality Online portal Easy to navigate Feel up-to-date Novel, interesting content How to unlock your journals full potential 5
  • 6. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 How to unlock your journals full potential 6
  • 7. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 How to unlock your journals full potential 7
  • 8. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 How to unlock your journals full potential 8
  • 9. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 It must be easy to find: Mission statement Contact information Aims and Scope Table of contents or Readership content-browser How to submit Lead times Instructions for Frequency Authors Options for Open Instructions for Access Reviewers Indexing information Editorial Board How to unlock your journals full potential 9
  • 10. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Easy navigation Clear Aims and Scope Readership Why publish here section Indexing information How to unlock your journals full potential 10
  • 11. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Journal vision: define it Aims and Scope Update and revise periodically Readership Broad, narrow, multidisciplinary? Who should read your journal? Expectations Novelty and significance—a forum for all content or only for highly novel, well developed research? How to unlock your journals full potential 11
  • 12. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Aims and Scope Aim or Mission To service a particular community of researchers, society or industry Coverage List of fields and subfields Publication types Original articles, Case Reports, Reviews… Language Publish in English to increase readership How to unlock your journals full potential 12
  • 13. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Mission: to encourage communication of the very best cancer research from laboratories and clinics in all countries How to unlock your journals full potential 13
  • 14. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Online or Print? Online Advantages: Easy and quick to access Easy to archive Lower publication costs Shorter lead times More frequent publishing Authors can find your journal How to unlock your journals full potential 14
  • 15. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Open Access or Subscriber? OA articles are twice as likely to be cited as non-OA articles in the same journal in the period 4–10 months after publication OA articles are almost three times as likely to be cited in the period 10–16 mo after publication (Eysenbach, 2006, PLoS Biology 4(5):e157) Some funding bodies require OA (E.g., NIH) How to unlock your journals full potential 15
  • 16. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010Encouraging appropriate submissions Appropriate submission: Manuscript follows the Instructions for Authors The content is suitable for the target readership Saves editorial staff’s time Reviewers can concentrate on the science Journal consistency is a professional standard How to unlock your journals full potential 16
  • 17. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010Encouraging appropriate submissions Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology is a multidisciplinary journal for clinical oncologists which strives to publish high quality manuscripts addressing medical oncology, clinical trials, radiology, surgery, basic research, and palliative care. The journal aims to contribute to the world’s scientific community with special attention to the area of clinical oncology and the Asian region. JJCO publishes various articles types including: ・Original Articles ・Case Reports ・Clinical Trial Notes ・Cancer Genetics Reports ・Epidemiology Notes ・Technical Notes ・Short Communications ・Letters to the Editors ・Solicited Reviews How to unlock your journals full potential 17
  • 18. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Journal of Pharmacological Sciences (J Pharmacol Sci) is an international journal intended for the advancement of pharmacological sciences in the world. The Journal welcomes submissions in all fields of experimental and clinical pharmacology, including neuroscience, and biochemical, cellular, and molecular pharmacology of the 17 subject categories described below, for publication as Reviews, Full Papers, or Short Communications. All papers are subjected to peer-review. Manuscripts will be published within 2 – 3 months after their acceptance… How to unlock your journals full potential 18
  • 19. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010Help non-native English speaking authors Author Survey Most difficult aspect of Manuscript preparation: 22% “understanding the journals Guide for Authors” 19% “preparing my manuscript in accordance with the Guide for Authors” How to unlock your journals full potential 19
  • 20. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Instructions for AuthorsGive Downloadable Word/LaTex templates Sample PDFs Clear section and total word limits Examples of reference style in text and bibliography Endnote style file Examples of table and figure Recommended editing servicesAvoid Differences between Guidelines and published articles How to unlock your journals full potential 20
  • 21. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 64% “If there was a template, I would use it” How to unlock your journals full potential 21
  • 22. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Title page layout Title length, keywords, affiliations, author names, corresponding author details Abstract Word limit, structured/unstructured Main Text Headings, sub-headings, order Other Compulsory statements, funding and grant information, acknowledgments, spacing, single or separate files, page format How to unlock your journals full potential 22
  • 23. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Encouraging more submissions Speak to researchers directly Get indexed Keep your journal fresh and up-to-date How to unlock your journals full potential 23
  • 24. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Speak to researchers directly Attend local, national and international meetings: Identify new topics of research Identify who is researching what Invite submissions Opportunities to publish meeting proceedings/abstracts Build the brand of your journal directly How to unlock your journals full potential 24
  • 25. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Speak to researchers directly Laboratory visits: “Plant the seed” Your journal might not be their first choice, but it can represent a viable ‘back-up’ option for researchers rejected from international journals How to unlock your journals full potential 25
  • 26. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Get indexed Being indexed will increase both the number and quality of submissions How to unlock your journals full potential 26
  • 27. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Indexing criteria Things to measure International diversity of authors and editorial board Quality of language and science Low self-citation percentage Consistent presentation of articles Timeliness and regularity of publication Quality and up-to-dateness of references in articles How to unlock your journals full potential 27
  • 28. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Indexing criteria Things to monitor Originality of content Editorial content Professionalism and rigor of review process Adherence to research ethics Adherence to publication ethics Plagiarism checks (CrossCheck) How to unlock your journals full potential 28
  • 29. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Language for an international audience Manuscripts with… Repetition Spelling and grammatical errors Redundancy Insufficient Ambiguity detail/vagueness Inconsistency …annoy peer reviewers and readers. Return them to the author to revise How to unlock your journals full potential 29
  • 30. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Keep your journal fresh Super-short summaries Graphical Abstracts Special Issues; Series Technology How to unlock your journals full potential 30
  • 31. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Super-short summaries: make the research accessible Research highlights: 3–5 bullet points, 85–100 characters each “What’s new?” Paragraph “Application in the real world” Paragraph Short editorials to comment on developments and to put journal contents in context How to unlock your journals full potential 31
  • 32. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Highlights and Graphic combination How to unlock your journals full potential 32
  • 33. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Special Issue Anniversary issue Special theme Academic meeting The Human Genome at Ten Nature special issue 1 April 2010 “In this special, Nature asks whether the sequence has delivered the insights that were anticipated, and what lessons have been learned from the first post-genome decade….” How to unlock your journals full potential 33
  • 34. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Guest editorial Ideal for a special issue Senior researcher in the field Reviewed one or more of the manuscripts Identify early: they can help choose authors and define topics How to unlock your journals full potential 34
  • 35. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Technology Podcasts Video Smart-phone applications/feeds iPad, iPhone, Android feeds Social networks Use science RSS feeds on your website How to unlock your journals full potential 35
  • 36. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 How to unlock your journals full potential 36
  • 37. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Working with reviewers What do they want? Selecting reviewers What they should look for Assessing reports Dealing with inconsistencies Alternative models of peer review How to unlock your journals full potential 37
  • 38. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 What do reviewers want? Novel, interesting research Readable papers Reviewer guidelines and templates Professional communications Reviewer comments should be: Vetted by editor In English All digital (no hand-written comments) How to unlock your journals full potential 38
  • 39. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Finding reviewers Society meetings Springer’s AuthorMapper ISI Web of Knowledge Manuscript references Ask other reviewers Consider asking authors to suggest reviewers Consider the possible need for a methods expert and a field expert among the reviewers, especially for multi- disciplinary research How to unlock your journals full potential 39
  • 40. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 What to look for Novelty Aims and Scope Significance Target Audience How to unlock your journals full potential 40
  • 41. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 What to look for Regarding the research: Are the methods used appropriate? Are any additional experiments/analyses necessary? Are the statistical tests used appropriate? Are all possible interpretations of the data considered? How to unlock your journals full potential 41
  • 42. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 What to look for Regarding the manuscript: Are the rationale and objectives defined? Is there enough background to understand the rationale? Could a capable researcher reproduce the experiments? Are the results clearly explained and in the best format? Are the findings described in context? Are the limitations discussed? Are the conclusions supported? Is the cited literature appropriate? How to unlock your journals full potential 42
  • 43. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Keeping reviewers “Make them feel wanted and their opinions cherished. Give them free access to your content… offer them discounts on textbooks… send them copies of articles in your journal... never ignore them for long periods of time because without them your journal is nothing!” Dr Arshad Mohammed Makhdum Former Managing Editor at Elsevier, Oxford Publishing Consultant How to unlock your journals full potential 43
  • 44. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Assessing reviewers’ reports Make your own assessment Reviewers are obliged to be objective and must be able to justify their comments Reviewers should provide references if they think a manuscript is not novel Always check reports: it is your journal’s reputation If reviewers comment on English language, check it is accurate How to unlock your journals full potential 44
  • 45. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Inconsistent reports Consider potential conflicts of interest and different areas of expertise of the reviewers (E.g., field vs methods) Ask reviewers to support their comments with appropriate references Communicate clearly to the authors which of the comments can be ignored How to unlock your journals full potential 45
  • 46. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Alternative models of peer review Blinded peer review Open peer review Double-blinded peer review How to unlock your journals full potential 46
  • 47. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Case Study: Neural Regeneration Research China-based English-language journal Published twice a month Established: April 2006 Science Citation Index: January 2008 Impact factor: expected June 2011 Content aggregated on OvidSP (WoltersKluwer): since November 2009 Journal goal: To establish a global presence and become a top-tier journal in the field How to unlock your journals full potential 47
  • 48. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Raising the standards of the journal Recommended pre-submission language editing to non-native English speakers Post-acceptance language editing by international service provider Expanded and internationalized the editorial board Regular video conferencing with editorial board members Redesigned layout of articles and order of publication types Developed clear style guidelines Attended international meetings to network with publishers, editors and scientists Redesigned online portal How to unlock your journals full potential 48
  • 49. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Raising the standards of the journal Expanded and internationalized the review board: 2008 2010 All Reviewers 200 222 International Reviewers 185 200 Increased output: 2006 2010 Published articles 233 280–300 Issues per year 12 24 How to unlock your journals full potential 49
  • 50. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 How to unlock your journals full potential 50
  • 51. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 2010 International Meetings Francis Crick Symposium (Cold Spring Harbor Asia) 13th National Conference of Neurology (Chinese Medical Association) Neuroscience 2010 How to unlock your journals full potential 51
  • 52. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Keeping the Journal fresh Supplementary data for every published paper on journal website: video, figures, tables 2011 plan: 2–4 special issues Focus on receiving more articles in neural stem cells, neural tissue engineering, nerve factor How to unlock your journals full potential 52
  • 53. 15.12.2010 | J-STAGE Fair 2010 Thank you! How to unlock your journals full potential 53

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