This eight-module online training course has been designed in two parts in a collaboration between our Training Committee and our Regional Chapter Committee. The content was developed on behalf of EASE by Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, with the aim of helping editors make their journals more visible, impactful, and full of engaging material.

Our Regional Chapters can help with local language support and moderation from their leadership teams to ensure the greatest accessibility and effectiveness of the training.

The course is particularly suitable for those in the early stages of their careers as a journal editor, but will benefit members of all experiences, involved in managing or planning journals.

The modules support editors in these key topics:

  • improve the quality of editorial processes;
  • manage ethical issues effectively;
  • enhance the efficiency of peer review and production processes;
  • support more successful promotional activities;
  • comply with international standards, and
  • increase the chances of successful indexing applications.

The eight modules cover detailed content to help editors develop their journals, engage their editorial boards and subject area communities, and work with their publishers and industry organisations.

Part I

Module 1: Journal structure and management
Module 2: Publishing ethics for editors
Module 3: Peer review process and production
Module 4: Promotion and indexing

Part II

Module 5: Publishing ethics: open science and journal policies
Module 6: Publishing quality: dealing with authors
Module 7: Editors: making good decisions
Module 8: Publishing impact: developing a journal

Part II may be taken without attending Part I first, but is an ideal progression.

The course is open to all, with discounts for EASE members and those in low-income countries.