What Editors Want: An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing

What Editors Want: An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing

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What Editors Want: An Author's Guide to Scientific Journal Publishing by Philippa J. Benson, Susan C. Silver

Research publications have always been key to building a successful career in science, yet little if any formal guidance is offered to young scientists on how to get research papers peer reviewed, accepted, and published by leading scientific journals. With What Editors Want, Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, two well-respected editors from the science publishing community, remedy that situation with a clear, straightforward guide that will be of use to all scientists.

Benson and Silver instruct readers on how to identify the journals that are most likely to publish a given paper, how to write an effective cover letter, how to avoid common pitfalls of the submission process, and how to effectively navigate the all-important peer review process, including dealing with revisions and rejection. With supplemental advice from more than a dozen experts, this book will equip scientists with the knowledge they need to usher their papers through publication.

Philippa J. Benson is director of education and author services for the Charlesworth Group, an international organization that supports publishers. She has taught science writing and technical communication at Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown, the United Nations, and the National Institutes of Health, and has launched scientific publications for two conservation organizations. Susan C. Silver is editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, published by the Ecological Society of America. Previously, she held editorial positions at Academic Press and the British Dental Association and was editor of Biologist and the Lancet Oncology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226043142
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Series: Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Philippa J. Benson is director of education and author services for the Charlesworth Group, an international organization that supports publishers. She has taught science writing and technical communication at Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown, the United Nations, and the National Institutes of Health, and has launched scientific publications for two conservation organizations.

Susan C. Silver is editor in chief of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, published by the Ecological Society of America. Previously, she held editorial positions at Academic Press and the British Dental Association and was editor of Biologist and the Lancet Oncology.

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