Having worked with automated systems in the past, Editor-In-Chief, Eamonn Carrabine highly values having a personalised service, working with Editorial Office to support a number of elements of the peer review process.
Providing a comprehensive service
Editorial Office currently support The British Journal of Criminology across many parts of the peer review process, including the initial screening of papers to make sure they comply with the guidelines (e.g. anonymity and word length), as well as inviting reviewers, liaising with authors and chasing in late reviews.
In addition to the day-to-day operation of the journal, we also provide the Society with additional administration support including recording terms of editor appointment, as well as their board members’ reviewing loads and specialisms.
A personalised approach that adds value
So, why does The British Journal of Criminology trust us to support so much of the day-to-day running of the journal? Editor in Chief Eamonn Carrabine has previously experienced an overly automated system, for a journal he had previously co-edited, and he realised how working with ‘real people’ makes a profound difference.
“I know from conversations with authors, board members and other reviewers that this more personalised (and human) form of interaction is really valued (and increasingly rare). The support is both professional and personalised, and the processes mirror the automated systems, but with the added benefits of human oversight (and a sense of humour). The British Journal of Criminology has had a longstanding relationship with EOL and like my predecessors I really value the service provided.”
- A personalised service
- The efficiency of automation with the benefit of human interaction
- Maintaining high standards across the peer review process
- Advice, guidance and friendly support
At a glance:
16The number of years working with Editorial Office
The British Journal of Criminology has had a longstanding relationship with Editorial Office and the team really value the service provided.
As well as having team members who are there to offer an exceptional service, The British Journal of Criminology fed back that they have also benefited from wise advice, especially when dealing with the tricky issues.
Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that working with a journal for a long time, does not mean that our standards or service level lowers. As Eamonn told us, “Editorial Office are always aware of the need to maintain the highest standards in the peer review process”.
“…working with real people makes such a profound difference…this more personalised (and human) form of interaction is really valued (and increasingly rare).”Eamonn Carrabine, Editor in Chief, British Journal of CriminologyVisit The British Journal of Criminology