To originate a discussion, you may submit a comment to any paper that has been published in a current SPE peer-reviewed journal. Comments should be based on fact, not opinion. Comments are not peer reviewed. Authors are only allowed to submit a single discussion on a paper. Authors may not submit a comment to their own paper.
The committee oversees the content and direction of the journals, which include attracting high-quality manuscripts to the journals, setting the review criteria used to evaluate papers, and granting final approval on papers that will be published in each journal. The committee is comprised of the Editor-in-Chief and the current Executive Editors for each of SPE’s peer-reviewed journals (SPE Drilling & Completion, SPE Journal, SPE Production & Operations, and SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering). Each Executive Editor has a flexible number of associate editors, who assist with managing the review of papers in their respective areas of expertise. Approvals for Executive Editors and the Editor-in-Chief positions are based on current journal leadership history and recommendations from the SPE Board of Directors. Members serve three-year terms and oversee the peer-review process for their specific journals.
As of January 2016, the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology is no longer being published. From 1962 to 2015, JCPT provided readers with high-quality, peer-reviewed research related to the production challenges of Canada. The complete archive of JCPT issues will continue to be offered here. The Petroleum Society of Canada’s Tech Bank of nearly 5,500 papers has been moved to OnePetro.org the multi-society online library administered by SPE. The Tech Bank is no longer accessible.
The executive editor will review the comment and determine if it should be recognized as a topic for discussion and published. If so, the author of the original published paper will have the option to submit a formal reply. SPE will allow one revision of the comment and one revision of the author's reply. At this time, the executive editor will make the final decision to publish or decline. Only after the executive editor approves comments and replies for publication does the exchange constitute a discussion.
As of January 2016, the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology is no longer being published. From 1962 to 2015, JCPT provided readers with high-quality, peer-reviewed research related to the production challenges of Canada. The complete archive of JCPT issues will continue to be offered here. The Tech Bank is no longer accessible. As of January 2016, the Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology (JCPT) is no longer being published.
Over the past 3 years I had the great pleasure to serve as the executive editor for peer-reviewed papers in Oil and Gas Facilities (OGF). In that capacity I led a team of dedicated editors reviewing papers that were submitted by the authors for consideration. It is impossible to thank all editors by name, but I want to express my appreciation for all the hours they spent reading and commenting on papers, and as I remarked several times in my opening editorial for that section of the publication, together—authors and editors—we created a product that provided valuable information to the readers. Unfortunately, peer-reviewed papers will no longer be published in OGF, so my role as executive editor has come to an end, and as my final act in that capacity I would like to thank my associate editors, Galen Dino, Williams Chirinos, and Sudhakar Mahajanam, for all their efforts in the past 3 years. And a special word of thanks should go to Stacie Hughes, SPE’s peer review administrator, technical publications, who made sure that all of us stayed on the right track.
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