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11 What is happening in the world of publishing?
  1. Ronald van Vollenhoven
  1. Amsterdam University Medical Centers, and Amsterdam Rheumatology and Immunology Center, The Netherlands


Editor-in-Chief, Lupus Science and Medicine

In the past decade, the world of publishing has undergone rapid changes with the proliferation of online journals and the advances of the open access movement. Consequently, the roles of authors and reviewers, while unchanged in essence, have undergone shifts as well.

In this workshop we will discuss the changes in the world of publishing, share insights and tips for (aspiring) authors, and give recommendations for effective and rewarding peer review.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the changes that have occurred and are occurring in the world of medical-scientific publishing, with special attention to the proliferation of on-line journals and the open access movement

  • Discuss what journal editors and reviewers are looking for in a manuscript, and how to maximize the potential of your next submission

  • Describe how to do an accurate, fair and insightful peer review should the opportunity arise

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