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To maximize the outreach and impact of research it is important for journals to ensure that they provide suitable platforms for the dissemination of research information. For journals to publish to a poor standard not only harms the reputation of the authors, but it also performs a disservice to the area of research – and potentially to the region in which the journals publish.
Journal editors and publishers therefore have a responsibility to ensure that they are providing a quality platform for the publication of research.
The purpose of this handbook is to pose the questions that will help journals to judge their level of efficiency, sustainability and quality against internationally accepted criteria.