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  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (27 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405131594
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405131599
  • Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 1.7 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,224,521 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" a godsend to the rookie editor taking the driving seat for the first time and feeling understandably daunted by the responsibility. Statements like ′no editorial office should be without it′, ′an essential resource′ or ′indispensable′ unfortunately sound like clichés. In the case of this book, however, they are all true. In fact, I think I will need a second copy for when one of my colleagues pinches this one!"   ( Learned Publishing).

By writing a book on peer review and manuscript management, Irene Hames has helped millions of readers, thousands of authors and hundreds of reviewers and editors to reach a higher standard for scientific publications. I benefited greatly reading the book and warmly suggest every scientist to have it available as a reference book on his or her book shelf when thinking about putting together a manuscript or when invited to serve the community as a reviewer. (Journal of Sedimentary Research)

"Hames aim is to provide a manual to help editors, their editorial colleagues, and staff, and to give practical guidance on all aspects of peer review, creating an awareness of the issues involved and potential problems. This she has achieved, taking the reader from manuscript submission, through the peer review process, to decision making [Included are] some 80 pages of appendices. These extremely useful checklists, forms, guidance, and sample letters provide salient information, and act as an excellent resource for all involved in the publication of scientific journals. Hames offers essential instruction for editors at all levels. Reviewers, even authors, would profit from reading this book. But it will be of most use to those starting a new position in the publication of scientific journals; from academic Editor–in–Chief to Editorial Assistant, it should be prerequisite reading." (The Lancet)

" this comprehensive, authoritative, and useful book represents a precious resource for would–be editors wishing to learn every aspect of manuscript management and peer review. Established journals wishing to review and update administrative practices, and even authors and peer reviewers may find it helpful and informative on many aspects of the work performed in editorial offices, which often is shrouded in mystery." (Journal of the American Medical Association)

"...a timely and well–informed book. Newly appointed editors will find masses of useful information and practical tips. Seasoned editors will be inspired to reassess and refine their own procedures." (Polar Research)

An excellent and must–read book for journal editors It will also serve as a valuable resource for anyone interested or involved in the peer–review process. (PsycCritiques)

"Irene Hames....writes engagingly, and, from the viewpoint of her extensive experience, provides a practical handbook that describes ways of coping with the many day–to–day problems that must be faced by the editor and office staff of a scientific journal...I strongly recommend it..." (Editing Matters)



"This wonderful work by Dr. Hames can be used as a textbook in courses for both experienced and novice editors, and I trust that it is what Dr. Hames intended when she prepared this beautiful book. Every scientific editor should read it." ( Journal of Educational Evaluation for Health Professionals, December 2008)

"... this comprehensive, authoritative, and useful book represents a precious resource for would–be editors wishing to learn every aspect of manuscript management and peer review. Established journals wishing to review and update administrative practices, and even authors and peer reviewers, may find it helpful and informative on many aspects of the work performed in editorial offices, which often is shrouded in mystery." (Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA))

this book is an oasis of calm. I know no better guide for editors and scientists on how to get the very best out of the peer review system. (Andrew Sugden, International Managing Editor, Science)

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A godsend to the rookie editor taking the driving seat for the first time and feeling understandably daunted by the responsibility. Statements like no editorial office should be without it , an essential resource or indispensable unfortunately sound like clichés. In the case of this book, however, they are all true. In fact, I think I will need a second copy for when one of my colleagues pinches this one!
Stuart Taylor (Head of Publishing, The Royal Society), Book Review in Learned Publishing

In the midst of the often overheated current debates about the effectiveness of peer review in science publishing, this book is an oasis of calm. I know no better guide for editors and scientists on how to get the very best out of the peer review system.
Andrew Sugden, International Managing Editor, Science

"The development of editorial office best practices, couched within an understanding of the fundamental principles of peer review, has been neglected for too long. With the publication of this book, light has been shone on a dark corner of publishing. Only now is the industry beginning to address the somewhat amateur status of most editorial offices and an associated dearth of training opportunities. This book represents an excellent attempt at providing a procedural grounding in efficient manuscript management, while offering context for these fundamental administrative principles. It is no overstatement to suggest this book will act as a catalyst to introduce greater professionalism alongside definitive operational theories to the typical journal editorial office. Editorial office staff, both new and experienced alike, will find this book invaluable."
Jason Roberts, PhD, President, International Society of Managing and Technical Editors

This highly practical book will undoubtedly become the ′bible′ of peer review, not only for those working in the sciences but also for those in the arts and humanities. No editor or publisher should be without it.
Robert Campbell, Wiley–Blackwell and Sally Morris, Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers

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This is indeed a handbook, pleasantly written and full of day-to-day advice, evidently founded on experience. If you are interested in peer review in publishing or any aspects of managing journal manuscripts, wait no longer. I can promise you an enjoyable surprise. Many topics are covered, with details from paper-based to electronic methods.
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Great insight into the world of publication and peer review. A valuable resource for editorial staff,reviewers, publishers and anyone who is thinking of getting their work published.It covers everything from publication misconduct to submission of a manuscript.
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This may not be the most exciting book in the world but it is:
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- well-informed and professional

It includes lots of real life examples of forms, text etc. It provides an inside view of journal publishing.
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