The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

Editorial Management Efficiencies

Thursday, 14 January, 2021 – completed


Duncan Nicholas – EASE President / Director DN Journals
Pippa Smart EASE Past President / PSP Consulting


This workshop will consider the operation of the editorial office and how to ensure it works efficiently to process articles from submission to final decision. All journals are reliant on effective editorial processing and it is essential that all journals have efficient systems in place so this workshop is essential to anyone running a journal.


  • Understand the workflows required by journals
  • Determine where efficiencies can be introduced into your workflows
  • Learn Excel skills to create more customised and useful reports
  • Understand how to anticipate problems with copyflow and respond to potential problems
  • Be able to plan for special issues, and to create an action plan.


Duncan Nicholas – EASE President / Director DN Journals

Duncan is the Director of DN Journal Publishing Services, and has over 16 years’ experience working in the journal publishing industry. Duncan provides independent editorial consultancy and training courses to publishers, researchers and the wider scholarly community, working with clients around the world, in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, and North America.

Duncan writes and delivers training workshops and presentations to editorial staff and researchers of all levels of academic seniority on a wide range of topics, and his consultancy work provides editorial development for all sizes of publishers and learned societies.

Pippa Smart EASE Past President / PSP Consulting

Pippa is the Editor of the ALPSP-Alert and Editor-in-Chief of Learned Publishing. She is a long standing member of EASE, was the editor of the Science Editors Handbook, published by EASE in 2013, and currently compiles the monthly e-newsletter. Through her commercial business, PSP Consulting, Pippa provides editorial and publishing consultancy around the world.