Many journals will need to publish more papers to remain financially sustainable as they transition to an open access model. However, editors often want to create selective journals that highlight the best research to their communities. This new tension between the editorial and commercial sides of journal publishing must be managed carefully. Editorial independence is vital, so consideration of firewalls between editorial and financial strategy is critical.
Providing an outstanding author experience is an area of common ground, but that means editorial performance must be monitored more closely than ever before.
This session will air these tensions and provide practical advice for editors and publishers, such as: (1) How should editor performance be monitored? (2) How should editors be rewarded and incentivized for their efforts? (3) What’s a reasonable workload for an editor? How does that impact turnaround times? (4) How can article-volume targets be agreed in an appropriate way?