European Science Editing 46: e52201, doi: 10.3897/ese.2020.e52201
Dealing with difficult authors
expand article infoPippa Smart
‡ Editor in Chief, Learned Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom
Open Access

There is considerable literature about the responsibilities of authors and editors in regard to ethics, integrity but there is little information on how to manage editor-author relationships when serious disagreements occur and the one party starts to behave in an unacceptable manner. This article is based on a recent experience and presents some thoughts and suggestions for editors on managing relationships between editors and the authors when authors start to behave badly.

Communication, conduct, editors, authors