Tips for journal editors transitioning to open access and the role of mega-journals in the publishing landscape

Duncan MacRae, Senior Publisher of the journal Medicine published by Wolters Kluwer, played a major role in transitioning the journal from a subscription-based model to an open access publication. Duncan’s primary concentrate is on introducing efficiencies in journal workflow systems to revitalize editorial operations and implementing fresh technologies into the editorial workflow. In this interview,…

Social Psychology Quarterly (SPQ): Quick facts and subjugation tips

Aims and ScopeSocial Psychology Quarterly (SPQ) publishes theoretical and empirical papers concerning the relationship inbetween the individual and society. Included are the probe of the relations inbetween individuals; individuals and groups, collectivities, and institutions; and intra-individual processes as they substantially influence, or are influenced by, social structure and process.As an interdisciplinary journal, SPQ publishes works…

College Writing Guide

The writing required in college courses may be different than anything you’ve encountered before. English classes taken in middle school, and sometimes in the early years of high school, provide the basics, but many students lose these abilities before they begin college. In addition, for nontraditional students who haven’t studied English in a while, making…

Article critique

What is an article critique? A critique is not (only) a criticism. A critique is a specific style of essay in which you identify, evaluate, and react to an author’s ideas, both positively and negatively. It is usually applied to academic sources . Identify: What is the article’s background and purpose? What is the main…