Editors are often required to fill a variety of roles. The resources on this page are designed to assist editors as they deal with common situations that arise when editing a journal, including ethical issues such as plagiarism, conflicts of interest, flawed research data and text recycling by authors.
We suggest you start with the following. A more extensive list of resources can be found in the boxes below.
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals (CELJ)
CELJ is an organization of editors of scholarly journals. The CELJ site contains many useful resources for editors.
The website of the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) is a wonderful resource for editors dealing with sticky ethical situations. Here are a few of the highlights:
These guides have helpful information for editors:
The Hallmarks of an Effective Editorial Team: What academic journals need to know
This blog post from Scholastica gives journals practical advice about how to build and retain the best editorial team.