publication . Article . 2016

Editing in Jamaica 1989–1998

Stephen K. Donovan;
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  • Published: 08 Apr 2016 Journal: Publications, volume 4, page 10 (eissn: 2304-6775, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
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.
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free text keywords: Computer Science Applications, Media Technology, Communication, Business and International Management, Library and Information Sciences, Journal of the Geological Society of Jamaica, Contributions to Geology, UWI, Mona, peer review, printing, conference volumes, Management, Public relations, business.industry, business, Final product, Sociology, lcsh:Communication. Mass media, lcsh:P87-96, lcsh:Information resources (General), lcsh:ZA3040-5185
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