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Editorial Responsibilities, Roles, Procedures, and Policies

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.021.79
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I believe the editor is the primary source for ethicalresponsibility among professional publications.   George D. Lundberg, MDCoupled with the autonomy and authority that come with editorial freedom are ... More

The Editor’s Responsibilities

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.235
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An editor’s primary responsibilities are to inform and educate readers and to maintain the quality and integrity of the journal., Thus, editors are obliged to make rational and consistent editorial decisions, ... More

Acknowledging Manuscript Receipt

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.236
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Journals should send a notice to authors to acknowledge receipt of their manuscripts and provide names and contact information of relevant editorial staff. For journals with Web-based manuscript submission ... More

Editorial Responsibility for Manuscript Assessment

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.237
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The editor should establish and maintain procedures and policies for appropriate editorial assessment and decisions to accept, request revision of, and reject mansucripts (see also , Editorial Assessment ... More

Editorial Responsibility for Peer Review

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.238
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Decisions about manuscripts are made by editors, not peer reviewers. Reviewers offer valuable advice, serve as consultants to the editor, and may make recommendations about a paper’s suitability for publication, ... More

Editorial Responsibility for Rejection

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.239
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Rejecting manuscripts may be one of the most important responsibilities of an editor. By rejecting papers appropriately, an editor sets standards and defines the editorial content for the journal. Decisions ... More

Editorial Responsibility for Revision

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.240
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The editor’s impartial focus on improving a manuscript faciliates the process of revision. According to Morgan, “in letters requesting revision the editor should use an impersonal tone in criticizing.” ... More

Editorial Responsibility for Acceptance

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.241
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Editors should follow consistent procedures to evaluate papers and make decisions regarding acceptance (see , Editorial Responsibility for Manuscript Assessment). Editors should inform authors of acceptance ... More

Correspondence (Letters to the Editor)

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

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2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.242
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A biomedical journal should provide a forum for readers and authors to participate in postpublication peer review and scientific dialogue and to exchange important information, especially with regard ... More

Corrections (Errata)

Annette Flanagin

in AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors (10th edition)

Print Publication Year: 
2007
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2009
DOI: 
10.1093/jama/9780195176339.022.243
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Journals should publish corrections (or errata) following errors or important omissions made by authors or introduced by editors, manuscript editors, production staff, or printers.,, According to the ... More

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