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American Journal Experts, Scholastica, and Research Square offer guide on author management for journal editors

Author: Theresa Somerville

American Journal Experts (AJE), author services provider, has partnered with Scholastica and Research Square to offer a free training guide on author management for journal editors. This guide provides tips for communicating with authors, shares information on setting author guidelines, and recommends best practices for setting ethical policies for the journal.

“Being able to offer this resource to help journal editors work with authors is very exciting,” said Theresa Somerville, AJE’s Marketing Communications Manager. “It was a privilege to be able to work collaboratively with Scholastica and Research Square to create a resource that we know can improve policies and interactions for people.”

The guide also provides worksheets to help editors implement the suggestions more easily. The worksheets include a sample submission checklist that journals can use for authors, email templates to help with author communication, and a template for an ethics statement that journals may use.

“We're thrilled we had the opportunity to produce the Guide to Managing Authors course with AJE and Research Square,” said Danielle Padula, who leads outreach and community development at Scholastica. “Supporting authors is such a vital part of running an academic journal, and so much of author support stems from clear communication. This course really covers primary ways for journals to improve their communication with authors and ensure that they're providing necessary information and guidance throughout peer review and article production.”

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About Scholastica

Scholastica is a web-based software platform for managing academic journals with integrated peer review and open access publishing software and services. Founded in 2011 in response to a growing need for a more affordable and efficient way to peer review and publish scholarly journals, Scholastica’s mission is to give editors the tools they need to easily manage and publish peer-reviewed journals at a price anyone can afford. Over 600 journals across disciplines use Scholastica.


About Research Square

Founded in 2004, Research Square provides innovative solutions to make research communication faster, fairer, and more useful. These solutions include manuscript preparation services through American Journal Experts, promotional services like Video Abstracts and Video Bytes to share published research, and editorial services and tools to assess the integrity of submitted manuscripts. Combining extensive research and publishing experience with a network of thousands of active researchers has enabled Research Square to support authors and journals from all over the world. For more information, visit


About American Journal Experts

American Journal Experts (AJE) has been working to help researchers successfully communicate their work since 2004. AJE, the internationally recognized author services brand from Research Square, supports researchers with language editing, translation, formatting, illustration, and poster and video preparation.

Combining extensive research and publishing experience with a network of thousands of active researchers has enabled AJE to support over 450,000 manuscripts, abstracts, dissertations, and grants from authors in 186 countries, many through partnerships with top scholarly societies and publishers. For more information, visit

Publication Date: 13th February 2018


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