The Honor of the "Invitation" to Participate in the Editorial Review Process Giving a Little Bit Back Editorial
Editorial  |   June 01, 2001
The Honor of the "Invitation" to Participate in the Editorial Review Process
 
Author Notes
Article Information
Editorial
Editorial   |   June 01, 2001
The Honor of the "Invitation" to Participate in the Editorial Review Process
American Journal of Audiology, June 2001, Vol. 10, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2001/ed01)
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2001, Vol. 10, 2. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2001/ed01)
The topic of my editorial this issue is the editorial review process and the need for highly qualified and highly motivated reviewers.
As a young author, often I saw my relationship with a journal as adversarial. I felt as though I was fighting to place a study in a journal. The path to publication, it seemed to me, was filled with obstacles designed to keep me from attaining this goal. Formatting my manuscript was an arcane process of arranging references, creating abstracts, and listing key words. The reviewers seemed to take special delight in finding every possible flaw with the manuscript, which invariably required revision (when the manuscript was not rejected). It was very difficult not to take this personally when the product of the manuscript represented sometimes years of work. When the manuscript was accepted, there was still the hurdle of reading carefully through the galley proofs to make certain there were no production errors. All in all, the process was daunting. However, as time passed, this process seemed less arcane and more predictable. Thankfully, there were fewer manuscripts that were rejected or required major revision.
First Page Preview
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview ×
View Large
Order a Subscription
Pay Per View
Entire American Journal of Audiology content & archive
24-hour access
This Article
24-hour access