Editors-in-Chief and other senior editors are appointed because they are specialists. However, being specialists does not mean that they are automatically able to develop and implement strategic development plans for their the journal – developing its coverage, its services, its efficiency and its profile.
To help editors develop strategies for their journals, the Medical Editors’ workshop was launched in the mid 1990s and has been running successfully since then. Unfortunately, although face-to-face workshops are enjoyable and very useful, they cannot reach large numbers of editors, so the idea of an online course was born.
This course provides an online resource and guide for editors in all disciplines. The course/resource includes:
The main course content provides the following modules
Each module (above) includes:
A certificate of completion can be provided on request.
Editors are busy people, and it is easy to forget that you have access to this course. To extend the outreach of the course, you subscription to the course will also include:
A monthly email newsletter with news items and reminders about the course
This newsletter provides updates on what is happening in editing - new standards, recent ethical debates and other news that will inform all editors and keep you up-to-date
To see the scope of this course and test out one module, non-subscribers can access a test site by clicking here. When asked to log in, select "Login as a Guest" (you will not be asked for username details).
The regular fee is £400 or US$540 for 1-year access.
This includes the monthly e-newsletter and a help desk. Discounts and waivers are available for groups and individuals on a discretionary basis.
By subscribing you will have access for 1 year. The formal modules could be undertaken in one day - but the course is intended to be a longer-term resource, to be used when you have a question.
If you would like to register for the course, or would like more information (including discounts for group bookings), please contact me using the link helow.