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Efficiency in managing peer-review of scientific manuscripts - Editors' perspective

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posted on 18.06.2019, 09:07 by Olgica Nedić, Ivana Drvenica, Marcel Ausloos, Aleksandar Dekanski
The purpose of this paper is to introduce a model for measuring the efficiency in managing peer-review of scientific manuscripts by editors. The approach employed is based on the assumption that the editorial aim is to manage publication with high efficiency, employing the least amount of editorial resources. Efficiency is defined in this research as a measure based on 7 variables. An on-line survey was constructed and editors of journals originating from Serbia regularly publishing articles in the field of chemistry were invited to participate. An evaluation of the model is given based on responses from 24 journals and 50 editors. With this investigation we aimed to contribute to our understanding of the peer-review process and, possibly, offer a tool to improve the “efficiency” in journal editing. The proposed protocol may be adapted by other journals in order to assess the managing potential of editors.

Funding

This paper is part of scientific activities in COST Action TD1306 New Frontiers of Peer Review (PEERE).

History

Citation

Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 2018, 83 (12), pp. 1391-1405 (15)

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of Business

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society

Publisher

Serbian Chemical Society (Српско хемијско друштво)

issn

0352-5139

Copyright date

2018

Available date

18/06/2019

Publisher version

http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/Article.aspx?ID=0352-51391800066N#.XQio2qJKiUk

Notes

Model details and additional data are available electronically at the pages of journal website: http:// //www.shd.org.rs/JSCS/, or from the corresponding author on request.

Language

en