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A historical evaluation of the impact and evolution of its editorial board.
WORK (2010)
  • Lynn Shaw, Dr., The University of Western Ontario
  • B. Prodinger
  • K. Jacobs
  • N. Shaw

Objectives: A historical review of the editorial board and the founding editor of {WORK}: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation was conducted to examine the understanding of the editorship and contributions of this team to the knowledge in {WORK}. Participants: The team of four authors worked together to identify an approach to evaluate the contributions and impact of {WORK's} editorial board (EB) on the journal's scholarship. The editor-in-chief (EIC) and editorial board members were participants in this evaluation. Methods: Informative and formative evaluations were used to investigate how knowledge was shaped through the development of an epistemic community of scholars in the field of work. Metrics of the EB composition and participation in the journal as well as surveys and interviews with the board and the editor-in-chief were analyzed. Results: The EB represents an international community of scholars with a common interest in work and who contribute academically both within {WORK} and beyond. The epistemic community that has evolved through the editorial board represents a pluralistic perspective on work that is needed to inform practice, and knowledge. Conclusion: Future directions to continue to advance knowledge through {WORK's} editorial board and EIC are elaborated.

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Lynn Shaw, B. Prodinger, K. Jacobs and N. Shaw. "A historical evaluation of the impact and evolution of its editorial board." WORK Vol. 35 (2010)
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