How we work: 24-hour JEPP

JEPP authors and referees might have noticed that JEPP sometimes operates at some rather unsocial hours of the day. We could claim that this is because we are such devoted editors that we never sleep. Indeed, we could go further and blame lack of sleep for the (sometimes wrong no doubt!) decisions, which we take. Alas, neither would be true. To be sure, editing JEPP is a big job but the reason that JEPP operates 24/5 (sometimes 24/7) is that Berthold works in Bavaria and Jeremy works in NZ. A typical JEPP day starts in NZ around 07.30 NZ time, with email traffic off to Berthold during the NZ day. (A lot of North American email traffic will reach Jeremy during his working day). Berthold picks up those emails (less than a dozen, but only when he is lucky) very early on his morning in Germany, often in time for Jeremy to see his replies before having dinner and a glass (or two!) of fine NZ wine. Berthold then carries on processing submissions and reports coming in during the Northern Hemisphere day, resulting in another batch of emails waiting for Jeremy next morning in NZ… and so another 24-hour JEPP cycle starts. Co-ordination is facilitated by the fact that we can follow each other’s ‘actions’ in Scholar One as ‘the system’ logs each action taken, by whom, and at what time.

We think JEPP might be unique in having a 24-hour cycle. Does anyone know of other examples maybe?

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