Academic, archaeology, Conference, Journal, Open Access, publication

How many journals should you review for?

If like me you are asked every week or so to review for a journal, then I have the following suggestion (for both of us).

  1. Write to the best journal in your field that you wish to support (after all, you are contributing your time and risking your academic reputation by association so considering the accessibility of the journal is important).
  2. Offer your services.
  3. Stick with them as long as the arrangement is mutually beneficial.
  4. Quality not quantity.

NB Ensure you know whether the journal will republish your material without informing you – this has happpened to me.

Taylor and Francis offer the following helpful guide: http://editorresources.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/reviewers-guidelines-and-best-practice/

If you are writing an article there are various suggestions on the web:

Sorry, I had intially titled this post inaccurately, I’ll blame it on jetlag.

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