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The Professional Editorial Office 2009

Managing Your Journal - Print & Online
Baltimore, USA

Tuesday & Wednesday, 4 & 5 August


Featured Speakers: Baltimore, USA

Kent Anderson

Executive Director, Int'l Business & Product Development
The New England Journal of Medicine/Journal Watch

Peter Binfield
Managing Editor, PLos ONE
Public Library of Science

Draft Schedule: Baltimore, USA

Monday, August 3, 2009

5:00-7:00 Registration table open
Wine and cheese Reception
7:00 Dinner on your own

Tuesday, August 4, 2009
8:00-9:00 Registration open
8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:15 Welcome & opening remarks
9:15-9:30 Brief update about ISMTE
9:30-10:30 Speaker - Kent Anderson: Ideas for your Journal in the Current Economic Climate
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:45 Breakout sessions (see below)
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:15-2:30 Speaker - Pete Binfield, What is the Future of On-Line Publishing?
2:30-3:30 Breakout sessions (see below)
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:45 Exchange Forum
4:45-5:15 ISMTE business meeting

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

8:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00-10:00 Practical Workshop : Taking Excel to Next Level
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:15 Practical Workshop 2
11:15-11:45 - Closing Remarks Wrap up

Conference Committees

Taylor Bowen, ISMTE Vice President, Conferences Chair
Aegis Peer Review Management
Glenn Collins, Executive Editor, JACC Family of Journals
Ira Salkin, EIC Medical Mycology

USA Breakout Options, Special Session & Workshop Descriptions

10:45-11:45 Breakout sessions
Best Practice: Journal office "protocols:” Learn how to document your editorial practices, workflows and "what if” scenarios. Glenn Collins

How to Prepare Good Editorial Board/Journal Reports: The panel will discuss how they gather relevant data and shape it into an informative and easily understood report. Panel

2:30-3:30 Breakout sessions
Publishing Ethics 101: Authorship, plagiarism, duplicate submission, image manipulation are issues facing scholarly basis. This breakout will be illustrated with actual case studies. Irene Hames

Exchange Forum: This session is for all attendees and will feature an open, give and take Q & A format where you can ask questions of the audience and share your solutions. Taylor Bowen

9:00-11:00 Practical Workshops (Wednesday)
Taking Excel to the Next Level: In-depth instruction on how to turn your journal’s raw data into valuable information taking advantage of this software’s powerful tools for analyzing and massaging data. Led by Tom McLung

Managing your Journal’s Editing: This workshop will explore methods for managing your journal‘s editing, from developing your own style guide to deciding when to make exceptions, when to update your rules, and how to find time to do it all! Led by Deborah Bowman

Managing Ethical Issues & Ensuring - Best Practices in Peer Review
Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 25 August
St. Hugh's College - St Margaret's Road, Oxford

St. Hugh's College

Featured Speakers: Oxford, UK

Dr. Harvey Marcovitch
Immediate Past Chair of COPE
A Director of Council of Science Editors

Professor Roy Pounder
Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Royal Free & University College Medical School
Editor in Chief of Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics

Schedule: Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 25 August

0900-0930 Registration and coffee
0930-0945 Welcome and introduction: Taylor Bowen & Colleen Cusworth
0945-1030: Session I Chair: Irene Hames
Guest Speaker - Harvey Marcovitch
'How editors deal with publication fraud and misconduct'
1030-1045 Q&A
1045-1115 Refreshment break
1115-1200 Workshop 1: Case Studies: Ethics and the Editorial Office. Small groups
1200-1230 Feedback & discussion
1230-13-30 Lunch
1330-1415: Session II Chair: Jason Roberts
Guest Speaker - Roy Pounder
'Without authors and reviewers, journal publishing will die'
1415-1430 Q&A
1430-1515 Workshop 2: Case Studies: Looking after authors and reviewers. Small groups
1515-1545 Refreshment break
1545-1615 Feedback & discussion
1615-1645 Panel of experts
1645-1700 Summary and close
1700-1900 Wine and cheese reception

Conference Committees

Taylor Bowen, ISMTE Vice President, Conferences Chair Aegis Peer Review Management
Colleen Cusworth, OUP
Irene Hames, Wiley Blackwell, The Plant Journal
Michael Willis, Wiley Blackwell
Thina Hedbom , Administrator, J. Internal Medicine


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