Advice & Guidance

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Sunday 06 June 2004

Metadata: An Essential Web Writing Skill

Metadata is one of the most misunderstood aspects of content management and website design. Editors and writers tend to look at it as a technical issue. Technical people look for a software solution. Both are wrong. Metadata is a fundamental skill... read more

Sunday 04 April 2004

Managing the Editorial Office

Whether it’s one assistant working with a journal editor in an academic department or a team of staff looking after a list of journals within the Secretariat of a Professional body, the editorial office is at the very heart of the publication proc... read more

Sunday 07 July 2002

Maximising Website Visibility

When creating a website, an obvious goal is to get people to visit it, and to return on a regular basis. In order to do this successfully it is necessary to take three things into account – your audience, your content and how to get a good relevan... read more

Sunday 21 April 2002

Journal Title Changes

This article provides a brief guide to the issues a publisher should consider when thinking about changing a journal title. It was first published in April 2002 written by Sally Morris and Pippa Smart. read more

Sunday 10 March 2002

Licensing E-book Rights

There are many ways for a publisher to take advantage of its book titles electronically. As with journals, a publisher may wish simply to host its books on its own website, or it may choose to make its books available more widely by licensing its... read more

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