Becoming an Editor

Hello and welcome! This course is designed to help you become a successful editor of a scholarly journal. Whether you are starting your own journal or taking on the responsibility for an existing journal, you’ll find all of the basics covered in this course, as well as pointers toward more advanced topics.

If you work through all of the lessons in this course, you will be able to:

  1. Perform the major tasks required by an Editor for a scholarly journal
  2. Analyze and solve common problems that may arise when editing a scholarly journal
  3. Assist others members of the journal team
  4. Know where to look for help when you don’t know what to do
 

Course Content

Modules Status
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Module 1: An Introduction to the Scholarly Journal

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Module 2: Organizing and Setting up the Editorial Office

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Module 3: The Editorial Board and Editorial Policies

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Module 4: The Editorial Role and Responsibilities

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Module 5: The Editorial Process

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Module 6: The Production Processes

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Module 7: Managing the Peer Review Process

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Module 8: Financial Models for Scholarly Journals

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Module 9: Journal Visibility I: Promoting Your Journal

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Module 10: Journal Visibility II: Getting Indexed

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Module 11: The Journal Editor and the Legal Issues of Publishing

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Module 12: Ethical Issues in Editing Scholarly Journal

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Module 13: Strategic Planning: A Key to a Successful Journal

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Module 14: Facing the Editorial Challenges of New and Small Journals

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