Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Innovations in Editing

I've posted in the past (here and here) about some of my experiences as an academic journal Editor. It has its ups and downs, for sure, but ultimately it's a rewarding job.

Preston McAfee (Yahoo! & Caltech) is currently the Editor of Economic Inquiry, where he's introduced some important innovations into the editorial process. He was formerly Co-Editor of American Economic Review. As well as being a highly respected economist, Preston has a wonderful way with words.

His thoughts on journal editing make excellent reading, for seasoned academics and newcomers alike. I particularly recommend Preston's piece in the American Economist last year - here.


Reference

McAfee, R. P. (2010). Edifying editing. American Economist, 55, 1-8.

© 2011, David E. Giles

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