Downloaded from https://academic.oup.com/ntr/article-abstract/20/12/1417/5034682 by Ed 'DeepDyve' Gillespie user on 20 November 2018 Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2018, 1417 doi:10.1093/ntr/nty119 Editorial Editorial Two changes to the journal, one major and one relatively minor, other digital elements, which will inform how we develop the journal mean that we are in the unusual position of having two editorials in in the future to benefit readers and authors. As we move Nicotine this issue of the journal. & Tobacco Research fully online, we look forward to bringing you First, Nicotine & Tobacco Research will move to online-only our latest research more quickly and in an enriched, environmentally publication beginning January 2019; the December 2018 edition friendly form. will be the last printed issue. The concept of the scientific journal Second, during the article submission process, we have removed is over 400 years old, but the basic format has changed little in that the question on author gender that we introduced in order to be time. Recently, however, authors have begun to make much more use able to monitor gender balance in the journal. This is in response to of online functionality such as supplementary material, allowing far new data protection guidelines, which classify gender as personal greater detail to be presented, while retaining the concision of the information. Before doing so we were able to look at gender bal- main article. Printed issues, therefore, however pleasing to read with ance across our editorial board, reviewers, and authors, and I am a coffee, increasingly present only a proportion of our full journal pleased to report that 47% of our Associate Editors, 48% of our content. Content will still be grouped in “issues” in this online-only reviewers, 52% of corresponding authors on accepted articles, and format, although we will continue to publish articles online almost 53% of corresponding authors on all submitted manuscripts are immediately upon acceptance (initially as uncorrected proofs, then female. We also had a small number of respondents identify as non- as corrected proofs), before assigning them to an issue. These are binary, and although the numbers are small the proportions were increasingly thematic, grouping related articles together, so you may again similar across all groups. Given that approximately 38% of wish to subscribe for free to the journal’s e-mail table of contents members of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco are alerts for each issue (if you do not already!) via https://academic. female, this suggests a healthy gender balance in the journal. We oup.com/my-Account/Register. will continue to work to ensure that all members of the Society, The move to online-only will provide excellent functionality to and the wider research community, are represented in the work all users, none of which can be offered in the print environment. that we publish. Readers are guaranteed access to the most current versions of all articles at all times, and immediate access to the most recently pub- Marcus Munafò PhD lished Nicotine & Tobacco Research content via the advance articles School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, feature. The Oxford Academic platform will allow access to digital UK components of content, usage information and citation data, refer- Corresponding Author: Marcus Munafò, PhD, School of ence linking, and other vital tools that a printed issue cannot pro- Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory vide. This transition will also enable us to build a complete picture of Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK. Telephone: +44-117-9546841; Fax: reader engagement with Nicotine & Tobacco Research articles and +44-117-9288588; E-mail: email@example.com © The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved. 1417 For permissions, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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