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On editor decisions: a framework of best practice


Crawford, J, On editor decisions: a framework of best practice, Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 19, (3) pp. 1-17. ISSN 1449-9789 (2022) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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This Editorial calls for change in the practices of editing in response to a culture of mental ill health in higher education publishing. Through extended review of current practices, this Editorial offers practical opportunities to improve the quality of editors' decision-making processes. This includes a focus on publishing clear and formative editorial positions, a broader acceptance of university style guides and referencing, desk rejection that is timely and supportive, peer review with improved integrity, a more genuine revise and resubmit process, and fostering quality post-acceptance engagement. The significance of this Editorial is in the potential to lead reform in the journal publishing industry to be more supportive and kind while maintaining quality and rigorous production of knowledge.

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:rejection, accept, publishing, editing, editorial, publish or perish
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Higher education
UTAS Author:Crawford, J (Dr Joseph Crawford)
ID Code:150976
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2022-07-08
Last Modified:2022-10-17

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