Funding Innovative Projects

First submissions which entered the editorial hire furniture process between 1 September 2005 and 28 February 2006 experienced a median innovation funding delay to decision of 95 days (approximately three months). Seventy seven per cent of papers were returned to their authors in under 180 days (six months).

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  • membership information
  • minutes of meetings¬†
  • Action Plan in regard to development services¬†
  • an opportunity to feedback and comment on s activities and progress

Despite the demand this makes on their time and that of the editorial team most manuscripts are processed within a six month window. Our intention is to increase the proportion of papers which meet this standard -- even as the number of submissions we receive annually continues to grow. To meet this goal we have introduced an online manuscript management system which has enabled the individual managing editors and the Editorial Office to co-ordinate and execute their work more efficiently. We expect this to be of benefit to our authors in particular, but also to assist our referees and others involved in the review of papers submitted to the editorial process.