Jeff Hackett

Editorial Board Member

United Chemical Technologies, USA

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Interview What makes an article top quality? 

Response: In depth details so that a researcher may follow the contents.

2. Do you think that journals determine research trends?

Response: Yes.

3. What makes a good position paper?

Response: One that deals with topical/ current matters (e.g. Synthetic drugs or new metabolites).

4. What are the qualities you look for in an article?

Response: Good technical details and supporting data, discussions.

5. Can you give us a broad indication of the types of themes a scientific journal should cover?

Response: New analyses, reviews and cases studies.

6. What sorts of research methods and frameworks do you expect people to use, and how will they balance conceptual and applied research?

Response: By applying the conceptual to the equipment/materials/instruments they already employ in their laboratories.

7. How would you describe the journal’s mission and editorial objectives to our readers?

Response: It should be to deliver high quality research, review, or applied work as quickly and efficiently as possible.

8. If you could be granted dream articles, what would they be on?

Response: Extraction and analysis of novel secondary metabolites and their pharmacology (e.g. cathinones).

9. Are there any particular areas which you would like to see, or expect to see, collaborate?

Response: Analysis of newer drugs in post mortem samples (other than blood, urine, or brain).

10. How does the research published percolate through to practitioners?

Response: Through circulation among actual practitioners.

11. How can a publisher ensure the authors/readers a rigorous peer review and quality control?

Response: Using high quality, respected reviewers in the areas.

12. Your editorial policy is to be eclectic and welcome perspectives from other disciplines and schools. How does this translate into the types of contributions you encourage?

Response: By working with multidisciplinary groups from synthetic chemists to bench side analysts.

13. What do you see as the merits of journals, as opposed to book series, as a means of scholarly communications?

Response: They can be updated by different authors very quickly.

14. How do you differentiate Journal of Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology Research Research with other journals in the field?

Response: Fast turnaround in peer review and publication.