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Articles Published by ISMTE Members

ISMTE presents a growing repository of articles published by members on various aspect of peer review and its management. If you have an article that we could either host, or link to, please contact Jason Roberts at Articles could be from a peer reviewed publication or an organizational newsletter.

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Diana Epstein

Diana began working at the university of Cologne, Germany in June 1996 as editorial assistant. Today she is based in Glasgow, Scotland and manages 4 peer-review journals all of which have an impact factor. Website:

Epstein, D. (2007) Impact factor manipulation. The Write Stuff. 16:3.

Epstein, D and Kirchhof B. (2006) The delicate topic of double submissions. Graefe’s Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 244:1-2

Irene Hames

Irene has a PhD in cell biology but has worked in publishing for over 30 years. Following a decade as a freelance copy editor, book editor, project manager and trainer, she spent 20 years as the managing editor of a large, international, science journal. She now works as an editorial consultant. She is also currently working on a sequel to her first book, Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals.


Journal Articles

Hames, I. (2010) Live blogging and collaborative community review, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing News, February 2010, Number 25, pp. 7-8

Hames, I. (2009) ALPSP seminar on plagiarism detection and management, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing News, December 2009, Number 24, pp. 7-9

Hames, I. (2009) Authors beware, and protect your online identity, Nature 462 (7269), 34 – 35, doi: 10.1038/462034d

Hames I. (2008) Digital images and the problem of inappropriate manipulation: Can you believe what you see?, The Write Stuff (Journal of the European Medical Writers Association) 17, 164-167

Hames I . (2001) Editorial boards: realizing their potential, Learned Publishing 14, 247–256


Hames, I. (2007) Peer review and manuscript management in scientific journals: guidelines for good practice (co-published by Blackwell Publishing and ALPSP) 293 pp


Jason Roberts

After earning a doctorate in Geography from Loughborough University, Jason worked in a variety of positions at Blackwell Science in Oxford, UK and then in the Blackwell Publishing office in Boston, USA. Jason is currently the Executive Editor for Headache: the journal of head and face pain and a co-founding partner in Origin Editorial, a peer review management consultancy. Jason is the founding president of the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors. He occasionally functions in an advisory capacity on editorial office operations and speaks periodically on the issues of publication ethics in relation to editorial office operations; peer review management and editorial office best practices.


Roberts JL. An Author’s Guide to Publication Ethics: a review of emerging standards in biomedical journals. Headache 2009: 49:4.

Roberts JL. Best Practices in the Submission of Manuscript. Headache 2009: 49, Supp. 1.

Roberts JL. Reporting Policies and Headache. Headache 2010: 50:3.

Roberts JL. Reporting Policies and the Smaller Journal. EQUATOR Network Newsletter January 2010

Nelson CJ, Roberts JL. Leading the Way: Guidance to Quality Scientific Reporting. The Journal of Sexual Medicine 2010; 7:6



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