The Editor’s Perspective on Reviewing and
Selecting Manuscripts for Publication
Samuel F. Posner, PhD
Editor in Chief, Preventing Chronic Disease
Deputy Associate Director for Science
Editor’s Perspective on Publishing
March 24, 2012
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
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INTRODUCTIONS AND OUTLINE
Presenters
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Samuel F. Posner, Editor in Chief, Preventing Chronic
Disease
 Why Publish in the Peer Review Literature
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Jill Waalen, Deputy Editor, American Journal of Preventive
Medicine
 Key elements of preparing a competitive manuscript
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Michael Kogan, Editorial Board, Maternal and Child
Health Journal
 Common mistakes to avoid when preparing and submitting
manuscripts for publication
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Deborah Holtzman, Department Editor, Framing Health
Matters, American Journal of Public Health
 The submission and review processes journals use
Learning Objectives
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The submission and processes at peer review journals.
Key elements of preparing a competitive manuscript.
Common mistakes to avoid when preparing and
submitting manuscripts for publication.
What editors look for when making decisions regarding
manuscript acceptance.
What is the value?
WHY PUBLISH IN THE PEER REVIEW
LITERATURE
What is the Value Added?
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Contributing to the evidence base
Providing leadership
Influencing future research questions and methods
Program visibility and value
Providing evidence for policy and program decisions
What Does It Do For You?
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Helps clarify your thought processes and reasoning
Documents the contributions of your work and the
value of the program
Facilitates learning
Reality of determining hiring and promotions
Identifying A Target Journal
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Content relevance
Target audience
Review process
Submission requirements
Journal performance indicators
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Acceptance rate
Time to publication
Impact factor
Indexing
Challenges and Solutions
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Resources
Capacity
 Analytic
 Writing
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Support from leadership
Thank You
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