Annual Meeting Report

Learning from One Another: Editors-in-Chief, Researchers, and Publishers

MODERATOR: Brit Stamey Client Manager, Senior Copy Editor J&J Editorial, LLC Cary, North Carolina SPEAKERS: Windy Boyd Science Editor Environmental Health Perspectives National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Research Triangle Park, North Carolina Liz Fathman Director, Print and Digital Media and Publisher MBG Press, Missouri Botanical Garden St. Louis, Missouri Mike Friedman Journals Production Manager American Meteorological Society Boston, Massachusetts REPORTER: Kristin Inman Environmental Health Perspectives National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences Research Triangle Park, North Carolina The intent of this session was to bridge the gap between editors, researchers, and production staff, and to share knowledge regarding each stage ofthe publishing process. However, the session quickly evolved into a group discussion regarding unique and shared challenges faced by different types of journals and the people filling different roles within those journals. The panelists began by providing a brief background of their journals and an overview of the role(s) they play. Windy Boyd, PhD, MPH, is a science editor at Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a journal published by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences. Because EHP is federally funded, all content is open access, with no publication fees for authors. The journal is self-published with a team of in-house editors consisting of federal employees and contractors. EHP publishes research, reviews, commentaries, and news, and publishes in an online-only continuous format. Mike Friedman, PhD, is the Journals Production Manager for the American Meteorological Society (AMS), which publishes 11 journals, available in print and online. He oversees the production process from […]

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