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


Module 1: An Introduction to the Scholarly Journal

Module 2: Organizing and Setting up the Editorial Office

Module 3: The Editorial Board and Editorial Policies

Module 4: Editorial Role and Responsibilities

Module 5: The Editorial Process

Module 6: The Production Process

Module 7: Managing the Peer Review Process

Module 8: Financial Models for Scholarly Journals

Module 9: Journal Visibility I: Promoting Your Journal

Module 10: Journal Visibility II: Getting Indexed

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

Module 12: Ethical Issues in Editing Scholarly Journals

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

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

Let’s get started with Module 1 →

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