2014: Survey of editors and publishers: training and development resources
The June conference of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE) includes a session on professional development of journal editors, which will showcase several initiatives being developed and run by publishers and editorial associations. To inform this session, a survey of editorial support is being undertaken, and the results will be presented at the meeting.
Editorial training and development is a topic that many publishers ignore, often assuming that editors need only to be subject experts or are too busy to be concerned about developing their journals. However, increasing problems with unethical behaviour on the part of authors, reviewers and editors has raised concerns about the role of editors as the gatekeepers of quality, and the need for them to be aware of, and to implement, good practice in all their decisions.
The survey is being run through to the middle of April: it will take 5-10 minutes to complete.
Publishers: Anyone responsible for managing or publishing a journal should go to this survey.
Editors: Any editors who work on journals should go this survey.