A philosopher elsewhere writes:
I would like some guidance from journal editors and others who may have experience publishing the posthumous work of others. A recent student of mine passed suddenly and left behind some quite good work. The family of the deceased has asked me to aid in getting the work published. Knowing the selectivity of the general and specialized journals of the field, I am pretty confident that the work as it stands will not be accepted without some work and revision on my part. My question is: what are the professional norms concerning how one is to proceed in this situation? Ideally we would like the work submitted and published under the posthumous student's name only, yet I will be directly putting together the submission and revisions, and all correspondence concerning the submission and revisions will be done through me. Thank you for any advice you or your readers can provide.
Comments are open for feedback from anyone with experience in matters like this, or with editorial views about how to proceed.