A quick rundown of the topics we've covered in ORIGINal Thoughts so far.
How to Help Authors to Improve the Quality of Figures
In this post Kharissia Pettus explains why figures are such a critical component of a journal article and provides tips on how journals can help guide authors to create high-quality figures.
Reviewer Training as a Form of Engagement
In this first in a short series of posts on reviewer training, author Jason Roberts encourages journals to consider offering educational opportunities to improve performance, an act that could be presented both as giving back to the community and an investment in the future pool of author-reviewer talent.
Self-Employment: Benefits and Responsibilities to Consider as a Contractor
Starting out on your own as a self-employed contractor in the scholarly publishing space can be exciting but daunting. In our continued series on "How to be a Contractor," Jennifer Mahar explores important considerations for self-employment, including insurance, taxes, and investment.
Policies for the Editorial Office Part 1: Authorship
Having clearly written and transparent authorship policies on your website is critically important to the successful operations of your journal. In this post, author Diane Punger discusses several key aspects of authorship including how it is defined, the role of the corresponding author, understanding what to do when changes to the author byline are requested, and more.
Article-based Publishing Workflow
A journal’s workflow dictates how articles make their way through production and into an issue, and how those issues are compiled and released. In this post, author Lindsey Brounstein defines article-based publishing and shares important considerations for this workflow if you are thinking about implementing it for your journal.
Your Home Office: Managing Technology and Software as a Contractor
Peer review management, journal publishing, and many other activities within scholarly publishing frequently are managed by teams that include contractors—this has become even more common because of the pandemic, with journals finding cost-savings with outsourced editorial personnel. Today's post is the first in a series of "how to" articles around being an independent contractor.
The Importance of Policies for the Editorial Office
Policies are the foundation that we build our workflows on in the editorial office. In this first post of a series dedicated to editorial office policies, Jennifer Mahar explains why they are so important and how clarity, transparency, and documentation are the main keys for writing effective policies.
The Latest Buzz in Our Biz: How Will the Nelson Memo’s Recommendations on Data Deposition Impact Editorial Offices?
How will the Nelson Memo's recommendations on open data impact editorial offices? Kristie Overstreet explores how journal staff can support open-data mandates
Introducing ORIGINal ThoughtsꟷA New Resource from Origin Editorial
ORIGINal Thoughts is a new blog from Origin Editorial. We'll provide news and information that impacts the peer-review community most