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Publications 2016, 4(2), 10; doi:10.3390/publications4020010

Editing in Jamaica 1989–1998

Taxonomy and Systematics Group, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden, The Netherlands
Academic Editor: Yin Ling Cheung
Received: 18 March 2016 / Accepted: 6 April 2016 / Published: 8 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Writing for Academic Publications)
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Despite changes in technology that have improved both production and the final product, small local journals still have a low profile and struggle to obtain adequate copy, in terms of both quality and quantity. My experiences as editor of two small journals in Jamaica in the 1990s provided similar problems to those that are encountered by many editors today. Endeavour to persevere, but, if you are not appreciated, be prepared to resign in order to retain your own respect. There will always be more jobs for good editors. View Full-Text
Keywords: Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica; Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona; peer review; printing; conference volumes Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica; Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona; peer review; printing; conference volumes
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