Annual Meeting Report

Life of a Paper: Beyond the Manuscript

Moderator: Rajashree Ranganathan Senior Manager, Journals Production American Society of Civil Engineers Washington, DC Speakers: Shaun Halloran Operations Manager Environmental Health Perspectives Durham, North Carolina Glenn Landis Editorial Director, Blood Journals American Society of Hematology Washington, DC Jasmine Wallace Peer Review Specialist American Society for Microbiology Washington, DC Reporter: Carolyn deCourt Managing Editor, Marketing Assistant J&J Editorial Cary, North Carolina “The publishing world is changing so quickly that it’s easy to overlook the essential, foundational elements. It’s important to have a basic understanding of the entire process if you want to make good decisions about marketing your content.” – Shaun Halloran A large amount of information is generated throughout the life of a paper, from submission through publication. However, being published is not the end of the journey in the current publishing world. A range of factors such as metadata and social-media information play key roles in the ability to search for and discover a paper. Rajashree Ranganathan organized this session to provide an overview of these factors and to demonstrate the collection, processing, and application of relevant information. Shaun Halloran, Operations Manager at Environmental Health Perspectives, explained how to use production tools to gather, track, and publish content and metadata. Clearly, there is a lot of information collected during the editorial process, but there is more to data collection. Halloran stated, “I focused my session on production, and tried to educate the attendees on best practices for getting good metadata into their publications, and handing that off to the […]

The full article is for members only

Log In to View Full Article