ERIC Number: ED207473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Submission, Rejection, Frustration: Perhaps There Isn't A Better Way.
Dorn, Fred J., Jr.
The opinions of 51 journal editors concerning the concept of a manuscript marketing newsletter for academicians were surveyed. The proposed monthly or quarterly newsletter would inform authors and researchers of editorial needs and requirements for publications. Editors of highly regarded journals in education, psychology, and sociology were surveyed since at times the subject matter of each area will overlap and be of interest to various behavioral scientists. Based on responses from 33 journal editors, it was found that in general the editors were not very optimistic about the potential benefits that could be derived from a manuscript marketing newsletter. Education editors were more willing to participate than were editors in sociology and psychology. A majority of the editors who expressed a willingness to contribute to the newsletter returned a copy of their editorial guidelines. This action appears to indicate that the editors believe a potential contributor should consult recent issues of a particular periodical for a firm understanding of the journal's format and intended audience. Some respondents felt that authors who do not examine journal issues to determine their scope/audience would not likely consult the proposed newsletter. In addition, many editors opposed the idea of offering editorial direction. Editors opposed to the idea mentioned matter such as: lack of subscribers, correspondence required to obtain timely information, and information sources that might serve the same functions. A bibliography is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers: Faculty Publishing