Location: Subtropical Plant Pathology Research
Title: Navigating the publication process for the Journal of Nematology Authors
Submitted to: Journal of Nematology
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: May 31, 2013
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The Journal of Nematology (JON) accepts manuscripts in several areas of nematology including taxomony/systematics, host parasite relations, ecology, biological and chemical control, management, entomopathogenic nematodes, resistance, and physiology. Manuscripts may be formatted as research reports, reviews, or notes. Senior authors should follow the rules of scientific ethics in determining authorship, and manuscripts should be properly formatted for the JON according to the Guide to Authors, available on the Society of Nematologists (SON) website. The manuscript submission and peer review procedures have recently changed to an on-line process using the Allen Press PeerTrackTM system. Specific details of navigating the PeerTrackTM system will be demonstrated in this workshop. The general PeerTrackTM workflow begins when authors establish a profile and submit a manuscript. Submitting authors are highly encouraged to also register to serve as JON reviewers. Upon submission of a manuscript through PeerTrackTM, the Editor-in-Chief (EIC) determines if the subject matter is appropriate for JON, and if the manuscript is of sufficient quality and preparation to be considered for publication. If both criteria are met, the EIC assigns the manuscript to the appropriate subject Editor. The subject Editor then assigns the manuscript to two reviewers and is responsible for making the final determination to accept or reject the manuscript based on the recommendations of the reviewers. The Editors work with authors during the revision process to ensure that all reviewers’ comments are considered as the manuscript is revised. The Editor then alerts the EIC when a manuscript is ready for publication. The EIC is responsible for ensuring that accepted manuscripts are ready for publication and for working with the publisher in the production of the journal. This includes submitting manuscripts and related figure files, journal front matter, table of contents, and cover material to the publisher. The EIC is also responsible for ensuring that galley proofs are sent to authors and corrections are made prior to final proof production. Following production of final proofs the EIC ensures that the journal is available on-line and to appropriate indexing databases. Members of SON will benefit from utilizing the new online publication system for rapid, broad dissemination of research findings without page charges.