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EASE Webinar: How should editorial performance be monitored, evaluated and incentivised?

Tuesday, 21 November 2023

There is increasing tension between editorial and publishing teams, caused by the transition from subscription to open access business models. Publishers need to increase article volumes to maintain financial sustainability; editors often prefer to maintain selectivity and are concerned about creating financial barriers that prevent some authors from publishing in their journals.

This session explored these tensions with regards to monitoring, evaluating and incentivising editorial performance and considered these questions:

  • How should article volumes be decided?
  • What parameters should editorial teams work within?
  • How should publishers evaluate Editors-in-Chief (EiCs) and how should EiCs monitor and incentivise their teams?
  • How should editors be compensated?

Conflict of interest: Clarke & Esposito occasionally advises scholarly publishers on how to evaluate editorial teams.

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Presented by

James Butcher

Practice Lead, Europe, Clarke & EspositoUnited Kingdom

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Series sponsors

We are delighted that our Autumn 2023 webinar series will be sponsored by Scholastica, a technology solutions provider with easy-to-integrate software and services for every aspect of publishing academic journals — from peer review to production to hosting and discovery support. Their mission is to empower scholarly organisations to make quality research available more efficiently and affordably in order to facilitate a sustainable research future. Over 1,000 journals across disciplines use Scholastica.

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