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Secrets of a philosophy journal editor

Thom Brooks (Newcastle, editor of Journal of Moral Philosophy) offers a few thoughts in this forthcoming editorial piece. From the abstract:

This editorial brings together some lessons learned over the years and reveals some secrets about the trade. My purpose is to improve the information available to share best practice and offer some insight into the minds of academic journal editors. This is a task I have performed previously on the topics of publishing advice and referee guidelines that I extend now to journal editing. I begin with a brief note about my background experiences before moving to advice on how to successfully propose a new journal to a publisher. I then discuss topics such as managing a journal launch before considering advice on the effective management of submissions received and further advice on journal development.

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