Peer Review During COVID-19

Scholarly publishing marches on, even in the midst of a global pandemic. In some cases, journals are playing an active role in the direct response to COVID-19, evaluating critical advances in our understanding of the virus and the care needed for those affected. In other cases, journals are simply trying to continue publishing through the […]


Inclusive Language: What Copy Editors Need to Know

Here at J&J Editorial, an often overlooked but essential function of our editors is active, conscientious promotion of inclusive language in academic writing. The language surrounding illness, disability, race, gender, and every other aspect of identity is constantly changing and developing, and it is our job to promote using the most up-to-date phrasing and terminology […]


5 Steps to Writing Reliable Protocols

Like so many offices, J&J relies heavily on workflow protocols and checklists in our day-to-day operations. Whether we’re managing peer review, production, copyediting, or publishing systems, a well-drafted workflow document is beneficial for everyone involved. Useful workflow documentation eliminates potential questions, guides its user through a process clearly, and is an essential source of knowledge […]


J&J’s Mental Health Week 2020

Last week, J&J Editorial celebrated our second annual Mental Health Week, a program of daily events and resources put together by our Wellness Committee. Mental Health Week is a tangible representation of two of our core values: to create a supportive, positive environment where employees are treated with respect and to create a family-friendly work […]


Where to Find J&J in 2020: Our Scholarly Publishing Conference Roundup

Meeting new people and catching up with old friends and colleagues are some of the most rewarding parts of working in scholarly publishing. We look forward to these industry conferences every year, and we are always on the lookout for new ones. In 2019, our staff traveled the globe both for professional development and on […]


Professional Globetrotting with J&J

This year, we began our social media series, Where in the World is J&J, as an opportunity to share our experiences and travels with colleagues in the industry. Through that series, we were only able to scratch the surface of our professional travel, so we constructed a comprehensive map for 2019. For most of these […]


Wellness Committee Update

According to a study published in JAMA in 2018, 25% of Americans spend more than 8 hours a day sitting, and 44% said they do no moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. Furthermore, the World Health Organization found that depression and anxiety cost the global economy around $1 trillion per year in lost productivity. […]


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 […]