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• What is effective editorial management?
• Journal development and quality improvement
• Relationships with key
stakeholders in journals publishing
• Influencing skills and change
• Key business issues affecting managing
editors and publishers
This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately
By the end of the
course delegates will be able to:
Understand stakeholders’ needs and
consider ways to establish effective relationships;
have an overview of
techniques to manage and improve their journals;
have gained advice on how
to positively influence stakeholders and implement change;
have a brief
overview of the essentials of the publishing business and how they affect
editorial processes and management, such as contracts, copyright and
have discussed experiences and shared ideas with their peers.
Who should attend:
course is aimed at junior managing editors/equivalent editorial personnel, with
1-2 years’ experience. Staff newly appointed to these positions will also
benefit provided they have some previous experience of publishing. It is not
suitable for more experienced managing editors or publishers with more
managerial responsibility. As the editorial role differs between organisations,
a questionnaire will be circulated to attendees prior to the
'The course was clear, to the point and well structured'
Ben Holmes, London Mathematical Society
'As an editorial assistant ready to move to the next stage in my career it was very informative'
Beccy Ratty, The IET
'Found it extremely useful and very interesting. It addressed many queries that I had. I think the course was run well and in sufficient detail. To add more would mean the need to extend the length of the course.'
Lara Finan, IOP Publishing
'The course was pitched exactly right and served to affirm much of what I currently do whilst providing great suggestions for improvement and development. A very useful booklet with additional material for reference and further reading. A resource that will sit on my desk! A great venue and extremely nice refreshments. This was a particularly useful course to discuss and realise how different publishers are developing their journals in the current climate of online development etc.'
Rosie Sheridan, Maney Publishing
'Very useful for me as I have recently taken on journal management responsibilities for two journals.'
Verity Emmans, Wiley-Blackwell
'As an editorial assistant, this course has given me an excellent insight into management issues.'
Eleanor Maddox, The Institute of Engineering & Technology
'Very interesting to see things from alternative perspectives'
Louisa Strain, Society for the Study of Addiction
'The course tutors presented interesting and stimulating content and offered active solutions to various issues.
Ellie Gilroy, Taylor & Francis
'I found it really useful to focus on editorial management exclusively for a day and to get input from other publishers. Many thanks for a really useful day. It was great to have such a comprehensive overview of editorial management.
Robyn McAllister, Sage Publications
'I really enjoyed the course. The tutors were informative and helpful. Would recommend to others starting out in journals management.
Lucinda Periac, Sage Publications