WORKING WITH US
WORKING WITH US
WORKING WITH US
Working with Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
At Burleigh Dodds we want our editors and authors to find the experience of working with us a rewarding as possible. With this in mind we provide extensive support throughout the writing and peer review process by taking on the administrative burden on your behalf. See how we do it below, read some of the feedback we receive and finally, there are a suite of resources that can be downloaded.
We believe in getting to know our customers and the issues that matter most to them. We will use that understanding in partnership with our own expereience, innovation, research and networks of expertise to develop content in partnership with you. By developing contents together, we will build an even stronger title. This ensures there will be a substantial contribution to the subject.
Delivering knowledge for the global scientific community is what drives the content production process at Burleigh Dodds. In addition to redrafting chapters for style, we arrange to have them produced to the high standard of quality you and our readers expect. Research tells us that the demand for electronic publications continues to grow. That is why we will publish titles in both print and electronic format to match what customers find easiest to access and easiest to use.
Our editors tell us they do not want to be burdened with managing these projects. This means we will be responsible for inviting, contracting and liaising with all the chapter authors to ensure they deliver their chapters on time. As an editor, you can focus on what matters most: reviewing the technical quality of draft chapters. We can help with peer review process and in addition, we will take responsibility for such issues as checking and redrafting chapters for style (e.g. where a chapter author’s first language is not English).
We are committed to connecting content with the widest possible readership to maximise its impact. We will ensure each publication is cited as widely as possible, use SEO to maximise online discoverability and deposit metadata with relevent repositories. We will build and establish communities of potential users and purchasers for each title and will use social media to grow the audience further. We will ensure broad review coverage and have an international network of agents and representatives to reach worldwide markets.
PEER REVIEW PROCESS
All our books are edited by leading experts in their fields. They are primarily responsible for peer review of first draft chapters in the books they are editing. The peer review process for book chapters is usually managed via the ScholarOne platform which is widely used to manage review and other activities for major academic journals. Where an editor is not able to review a chapter (e.g. because it is does not fall within the editor’s area of expertise), with the editor’s permission we find and approach a recognised subject expert in that topic to review the chapter. Reviews are passed on to chapter authors (typically via ScholarOne) who then produce revised drafts for approval. To ensure transparency the contribution of subject expert reviewers is typically acknowledged in the preliminary pages of the published book. Review of published titles suggest our peer review process is successful in producing high-quality, authoritative and widely-respected content for both an academic and practitioner audience.
Feedback from editors and authors
"The Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing team have been well organised and highly professional during production of the two volumes I have edited on “Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize”. The whole process has been facilitated in a measured and manageable manner, making it possible to work on these volumes whilst holding down my day job. I would certainly embark on another book writing project with the Burleigh Dodds team." Dr Dave Watson, formerly Programme Manager of the CGIAR Program on MAIZE, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico; Editor of Achieving sustainable cultivation of maize Volumes 1 and 2
"Congratulations to all of you on a great publication and a job well done. I am proud to be associated with this team and look forward to working again with Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing.” Professor Theib Oweis, Director of the Water, Land and Ecosystems Program - International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA); Editor of Water management for sustainable agriculture
"Congratulations - I think ‘Achieving sustainable production of sheep’ looks great and that the book will make a real impact in the sheep industry. It was a pleasure and honour being associated with the book and I am impressed with the quality and content. Thank you for your support in the publishing of the book.”Professor Johan Greyling, University of the Free State, South Africa; Editor of Achieving sustainable production of sheep
"Feel also free to inform your Board that I liked the way we worked together. I’ve had other publishers approach me with proposals (which I declined) in which I basically had to build the entire book and find all the authors from scratch. You approached me at the time with a well-thought-out proposal that was still open to comments from me, which I appreciated, as well as all the subsequent support and collaboration."
Dr Nico van Belzen, Director-General of the International Dairy Federation; Editor of Achieving sustainable production of milk Volumes 1 and 2
"Congratulations on the publication of the book! It has been a pleasure contributing to it and working with Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. You have been very professional, kind and helpful throughout the whole editorial process." Dr Agustin Zsogon, University Federale de Vicosa, Brazil; author in: Achieving sustainable cultivation of tomatoes
"The result is a beautiful book with a lot of useful and updated information. I am sure it will be in great demand, and hopefully will help in the further improvement of cassava yields, especially in Africa where it is such an important food crop." Dr Reinhardt Howeler, CIAT Emeritus; author in: Achieving sustainable cultivation of cassava Volume 1
How we work with editors (guide for potential editors)
Editor guide (for contracted editors)