ALPSP The Journal Editorial Office, London, May, 2011

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Highly interactive, small group tuition (usually 12-16 delegates)? Places still available but please note this course is booking up fast.

The Journal Editorial Office
Wednesday 18 May 2011, London

Delegate comments:

  • ‘Good overview of whole process.’ Fern Storey, Royal Astronomical Society
  • ‘Very systematic and well organised course with lots of useful information for practical work.’ R. Majetic, Carnet Publishers
  • ‘Good overview of how the editorial department works and good introduction to the peer review process (comparing how different publishers work is also helpful).’ E. Qin, Portland Press


This is an introductory course for those new to the editorial side of journals publishing. Participants will gain a broad overview of the workings of the editorial office. The course is highly interactive and the emphasis is on practical problem solving and sharing experience. Participants will be able to see how they can help to improve and shape the journals they work on.


  • Brief overview of journal publishing and the role of the Editorial Office?
  • The peer review process
  • A step-by-step guide to manuscript processing
  • Roles, responsibilities and relationships with editors, referees, authors and publishing partners
  • Guidance on efficient journal administration
  • A forum for exchanging advice on best practice in the Editorial Office

Learning Objectives — by the end of the course delegates will be able to:

Understand the role of the editor, the editorial team and reviewers, and the relationship with these groups; gain a good understanding of the key tasks required of an editorial assistant or administrator; understand the journal review process and author expectations; gain useful tips on how to manage journal administration efficiently; gain advice on best practice from peers.

Who should attend: This course is suitable for editorial assistants, editorial administrators and anyone who has up to 1 years’ experience in an editorial administrative capacity.

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