Peer Review Week 2019 – In Review

Peer Review Week at J&J Peer Review Week 2019 has reached a successful conclusion. The fifth annual celebration of Peer Review went off without a hitch, with numerous institutions, societies, and organizations participating in the dialog surrounding the theme: Quality in Peer Review. To find the discussion on Twitter check out the #PeerRevWk19 hashtag for […]


Peer Review Week at J&J

It’s that time of the year again, as conference season closes its doors, Peer Review Week opens its own. The annual celebration of the essential role peer review plays in maintaining quality begins September 16th and continues through the 20th. Peer Review Week brings together individuals, institutions, and organizations on a global level through social media. […]


J&J at ISMTE 2019

J&J Staff attended the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) conference July 31 through August 2. Our employees share what they liked best about the conference below.    Heather Blasco My two favorite sessions were The Un-RFP: An Alternative Approach to Platform Selection and the Innovation Session. In the session The Un-RFP: An […]


ISMTE Plan S Discussion

  This post is a summary of the plenary session “Plan S Point – Counterpoint: Discussing the Plan Together,” exceptionally presented by Rick Anderson and Micha Vandergrift at the ISMTE North America 2019 Annual Meeting in Durham, NC on August 1, 2019.   Is Plan S necessary? RA: It depends on what scholarly ecosystem you […]


J&J Charity Update

Another start to a school season means another round of support and supplies donated by the staff at J&J Editorial to this past month’s charity, Crayons 2 Calculators. This foundation serves the teachers and creative needs of students in Durham, NC by providing an array of school supplies to the school systems most in need. […]


Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) 2019

The 2019 Editorial Manager User Group (EMUG) meeting was a big hit!  Emily Babcock, Tasha Wilhelmsen, and Lindsey Struckmeyer attended the meeting, which is held in Boston each year.  EMUG is an excellent opportunity to meet Aries staff, network with other professionals within the industry, and learn about upcoming or underused EM features. Upcoming EM […]


Society for Scholarly Publishing 2019 – Final Thoughts #SSP2019

Adrian Stanley, President of SSP, opens the 2019 meeting. The Society for Scholarly Publishing Annual Meeting 2019 was a lovely conference with strong themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion alongside the usual publishing topics. The opening keynote speaker, Dr. Mariamawit Yeshak, delivered a mind-expanding talk, highlighting the knowledge of Ethiopian traditional medicine practitioners and the […]


The 2019 Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting

The 2019 Council of Science Editors Annual Meeting Columbus, Ohio May 4-7 Every year, the Council of Science Editors hosts an annual meeting that brings together hundreds of scholarly publishing professionals from across the globe. Publishers, vendors, managing editors, production editors, and academic editors come together to share their knowledge and experiences with each other […]


Where is J&J in 2019?

Understanding and connecting with the scholarly publishing industry has always been a top priority for J&J. To that end, we are active members of multiple publishing societies and make a point to learn as much as we can about where the industry is heading. Here are the conferences J&J is attending in 2019:   ACES […]


J&J’s Job Shadowing Program

Every year, J&J offers employees the opportunity to broaden their expertise by identifying a key publishing skill they would like to add to their repertoire and participate in a company-wide job shadowing program. The program matches each participant with a skilled employee in a different service division or role in the company. For instance, a […]