A fast, reliable freelance editor with 15 years' experience in the UK trade and academic publishing industry. Whether you are an author, publishing house, academic or else, I can help you to ready your content for publication.
London Review of Education is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal by UCL Press that publishes 3 to 4 papers monthly.
As the production editor of the journal, tasks include:
keeping track of the production stages by updating the online Journal and Article Management System (JAMS);
proofreading and controlling content quality at the different stages of the production;
liaising with the production director, journal editors, and contributors;
briefing the copyeditors, proofreaders and typesetters;
checking the xml codes are valid and image resolution is good;
ensuring the final pdf and xml files are uploaded on ScienceOpen ahead of the publication date.
Since 2021, I have also been charged with the peer-review process of the journal. Tasks include:
assessing initial submissions to determine suitability for the journal, leading to either rejection without review or assignment of manuscripts to the Editors in chief;
overseeing the efficient operation of peer review, from the point of submission to acceptance/rejection (e.g. tracking manuscripts, blinding papers, liaising with editors and contributors, contacting reviewers, chasing reviewers and editors);
resolving ethical issues and Author/Reviewer/Editor queries;
preparing accepted papers for production (e.g. making sure permission for image reproduction has been granted, papers adhere to the journal style).