Module 3: The Editorial Board and Editorial Policies


Editorial Boards are an essential and valuable resource for journals. Ideally, the members of the Editorial Board should comprise prominent, established and respected experts researchers in their disciplines that guarantee the scientific quality of what is published in the journal. Board members are often unpaid, have busy professional lives and they may be board members of other competing journals. This module examines the role of the Editorial Board and the creation and adoption of relevant editorial policies.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify ways in which the journal Editorial Board can be an asset to a journal
  • Compile relevant policies to guide the activities of the journal – particularly those for authors and reviewers


One Comment on "Module 3: The Editorial Board and Editorial Policies"

  1. Profile photo of Greg Chan Greg Chan says:

    Is there a preferred makeup of an editorial board in terms of in-house vs. external members? How many members is ideal?

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