Working with Your Editor: The Role of a Journals Managing Editor
Understanding what a managing editor can do for you as an author is a good first step toward understanding journal workflows. Managing editors oversee the various processes that lead to the publication of an academic journal, and as such, they serve as both conduits and advocates for you and your work.
The most frequently disregarded submission guidelines are word count and citation style; citation style is a useful way of determining how seriously authors have taken other guidelines. Sending your work to venues where it doesn’t fit or failing to follow the submission guidelines is a waste of time; unfortunately, scholarly publishing timelines can be extremely long.
Some journals will provide professional copyediting and formatting assistance before the article is typeset; at most journals, these processes are handled in-house by the same team responsible for collecting and assessing submissions. I wish more first-time academic authors understood the role this kind of correspondence and negotiation can play in the publishing process.
What does an editor for a journal do?
The Editor is in charge of upholding the journal’s mission and scope, as well as selecting papers that make new, original, and significant contributions to knowledge. The Editor may write editorials and solicit manuscripts for special issues, as well as appoint guest editors for these issues.
What is an editor of a book?
A book editor is someone who reads a manuscript to see what it needs and then suggests and implements edits to the written word. A good editor will most likely have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in English, communications, or journalism.
Do editors of journal get paid?
Editors are paid tens of thousands of euros, which are used to hire one or more assistant editors, who usually work for a university or research institute and are paid from the compensation, though salaries are sometimes paid directly from the journal’s budget.
Where can I find the editor of an article?
If you have an anthology, academic textbook, research compilation, or set of essays, look beneath the author’s name at the bottom to see if there is an editor listed; the editor’s name will almost always be printed in a smaller font than the author’s; the editor’s name will almost always be printed in a smaller font than the author’s.
How long is an editor assigned?
If your paper’s status of “Editor Assigned” hasn’t changed after 5 months, keep reminding the Editor, and if it still hasn’t, withdraw it and submit it somewhere else.
Is an editor a good career?
Editors often work with little supervision and are expected to make their own decisions, which can be very rewarding for the right person. Many freelance editors enjoy the freedom to work from home, set their own hours, and choose their own projects, which requires discipline.
Does an editor write?
Editors work on texts created by authors or writers, who conceptualize, develop, and write books (print or digital) in a variety of formats ranging from newspaper articles to website content and social media blurbs.
Do publishers edit your book?
If editing isn’t your strong suit, Scribendi offers a variety of services for writers who have completed their manuscript but aren’t ready to submit it to a publisher.
Can you be a book editor without a degree?
Is it bad to publish in low tier journals?
Do editors get paid well?
How much are editors paid UK?
Editor jobs pay an average of u00a337,500 per year; read on to see how much Editor jobs pay in different UK locations and industries.
What is an editor in writing?
How do you credit a book editor?
What should you do instead?
- Send a testimonial. Write something brief and specific about your editing experience that your editor can use on their website.
- Recommend your editor to other authors.
- Offer to serve as a reference.
- List your editors in the acknowledgement section of your book if you have their permission.