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Editing and publishing resources

The following is a selected list of organizations, website, initiatives, books and journals that may be of use to editors and publishers. If you would like to suggest any additions, please email me.

Editorial organizations

Publishing organizations


Most of the organizations listed here have regular events.

Congress on peer review and biomedical publication, USA. This large conference is only held every 4 years.

Useful websites


Books and reports

  • Campbell R, Pentz E, Borthwick I (eds) (2012) Academic and Professional Publishing. Oxford: Chandos Publishing.
  • Cope, Bill and Phillips, Angus (eds) (2009) The Future of the Academic Journal. Chandos.
  • Hames, Irene (2007). Peer review and manuscript Management in Scientific Journals. Wiley.
  • NFAIS (2010) Best Practices for Publishing Journal Articles. National Federation of Advanced Information Services.
  • Morris, Sally, Barneas, Ed, LaFrenier, Douglas and Reich, Margaret (2013) The Handbook of Journal Publishing. Cambridge University Press.
  • Smart, P (2018) Handbook for Journal Editors. INASP. Also available in Turkish and Russian (contact Pippa Smart)
  • Smart, P, Maisonneuve, H and Polderman, A (2013) EASE Science Editors’ Handbook, 2nd edn. European Association of Science Editors.
  • Ware, M. and Mabe, M. (2018). The STM Report: An overview of scientific and scholarly journal publishing.



Various useful initiatives and tools

Short videos

To watch some (now quite old) short videos on editorial and publishing issues click here.

Alternatively, view them on my YouTube channel,

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