Free eBook - Journal Management Best Practices: Tales from the Trenches

If you’re like most journal editors, you face the daily struggle of competing for the time of volunteer co-editors and referees who are already overextended with their own research and careers. Do you ever wonder what steps your journal can take to make your peer review process more efficient and improve team productivity?

In this guide journal editors across STEM, the humanities, and social sciences reveal how to:

  • Refine your peer review process and speed up your time to manuscript decision
  • Use journal analytics to eliminate bottlenecks in peer review
  • Improve your approach to editor and reviewer training
  • Recruit reviewers and incentivize them to accept new assignments

Meet the journal editors who contributed to this guide

Susan Altman

Managing Editor

Global Environmental Politics

Christine Dymek

Senior Managing Editor

Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company

Dr. Hank Fradella


Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society

Dr. Jesper B. Sørensen


Sociological Science

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