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Book: Research Ethics, Manuscript Review, and Journal Quality
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America



  1.  p. 81-83
    Research Ethics, Manuscript Review, and Journal Quality

    H.F. Mayland and R.E. Sojka (ed.)

    ISBN: 978-0-89118-259-7


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An Editing-Writing Workshop

  1. G. A. Peterson and
  2. Terry J. Logan
  1. Department of Agronomy, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
    Agronomy Department, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio


An editing-writing workshop was conducted as an adjunct of the Peer Reviewing-Editing Process Symposium. The purpose of the workshop was to provide an opportunity for ASA members to inquire about: (i) steps in the review process, (ii) review policies of Tri-Society journals, and (iii) an appropriate writing style. Two panels, one on editing and a second on writing were composed of experienced editors and writers who are members of the Tri-Societies. Each panel member presented brief, informal, remarks and then questions were fielded from the audience. Participants were given insight into what to expect when submitting manuscripts to a scientific journal and advice from veteran writers about the writing process. All panel members differed in their approaches regarding how, when, and where they were most inspired to write. The major point of agreement among panel members, whether discussing editing or writing, was that authors must give first priority to clearly written objectives. Failure to write clear objectives leads to a poorly written paper and one that editors are more likely to release in the review process.

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