David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Moral Philosophy 9 (3):313-325 (2012)
Academic publishing is a world filled with more mystery than revelation. Often the best advice is made available only to those lucky enough to hear it by word of mouth. This is no less true with editing academic journals. I have enjoyed the honour of launching the Journal of Moral Philosophy and serving as its editor for the last ten years. I actively sought out the best advice on a number of issues from editors serving on leading journals as well as their publishers. Despite the fact that most of the conversations focused on journals in the areas of law, philosophy, and political science, I believe that much of the general advice remains true for most disciplines. This editorial brings together some lessons learned over the years and reveals some secrets about the trade. My purpose is to improve the information available to share best practice and offer some insight into the minds of academic journal editors. This is a task I have performed previously on the topics of publishing advice and referee guidelines that I extend now to journal editing. I begin with a brief note about my background experiences before moving to advice on how to successfully propose a new journal to a publisher. I then discuss topics such as managing a journal launch before considering advice on the effective management of submissions received and further advice on journal development.
|Keywords||Editorial Publishing Advice Academic Publishing Editing|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Udo Schüklenk (2011). Publishing Bioethics and Bioethics – Reflections on Academic Publishing by a Journal Editor. Bioethics 25 (2):57-61.
Holly Randell-Moon, Nicole Anderson, Tracey Bretag, Anthony Burke, Sue Grieshaber, Anthony Lambert, David Saltmarsh & Nicola Yelland (2011). Journal Editing and Ethical Research Practice: Perspectives of Journal Editors. Ethics and Education 6 (3):225 - 238.
Robert P. Parks (2002). The Faustian Grip of Academic Publishing. Journal of Economic Methodology 9 (3):317-335.
J. Angelo Corlett (2009). Moral Integrity and Academic Research. Journal of Academic Ethics 7 (1-2):45-49.
Deborah Poff (2009). Reflections on Ethics in Journal Publications. Journal of Academic Ethics 7 (1-2):51-55.
Justin Solomon (2009). Programmers, Professors, and Parasites: Credit and Co-Authorship in Computer Science. Science and Engineering Ethics 15 (4):467-489.
Susan C. Borkowski & Mary Jeanne Welsh (2000). Ethical Practice in the Accounting Publishing Process: Contrasting Opinions of Authors and Editors. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 25 (1):15 - 31.
Eric Wiland (2003). Some Advice for Moral Psychologists. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 84 (3):299–310.
Eric Wiland (2000). Good Advice and Rational Action. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 60 (3):561-569.
Susan C. Borkowski & Mary Jeanne Welsh (1998). Ethics and the Accounting Publishing Process: Author, Reviewer, and Editor Issues. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 17 (16):1785-1803.
J. Angelo Corlett (2008). The Ethics of Academic Journal Editing. Journal of Academic Ethics 6 (3):205-209.
Anthony Freeman (2005). The Sense of Being Glared at -- What is It Like to Be a Heretic? Journal of Consciousness Studies 12 (6):4-9.
Richard T. De George (2003). Ethics, Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure. Journal of Academic Ethics 1 (1):11-25.
Barbara Robin Mescher (2008). The Business of Commercial Legal Advice and the Ethical Implications for Lawyers and Their Clients. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (4):913 - 926.
Added to index2012-06-24
Total downloads72 ( #19,967 of 1,102,881 )
Recent downloads (6 months)11 ( #18,336 of 1,102,881 )
How can I increase my downloads?