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Below you will find the first webcasts in our new series for editors, covering a range of valuable topics useful in your work. If there is a subject you would like to see covered, please contact us.


NEW: Marketing your journal


Hannah Foreman, Associate Director, Researcher Relations

In this webcast on “Marketing your Journal” we provide you with information on Elsevier’s journal marketing strategy, and how our activities help to increase visibility, accessibility and readership for your journal and the articles published within it.

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Ethics and Plagiarism in Publishing – What Editors Should Know


Laura Schmidt,  Managing Editor, Physica B

A discussion of the challenges journal editors face with regards to ethical issues and plagiarism. Discover the role we play in solving them using tools and resources made available to you by Elsevier.

COPE also has an e-learning course on ethics available, aimed specifically at new editors. Learn more

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Finding and Retaining Reviewers


Graham Brumfield, Manager Publishing Services, Health Sciences

Discover new ways to identify and retain the best reviewers in your field; how to motivate them to do a good job and encourage them to repeat review for you.

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Your Role as an Editor


Anthony Newman, Publisher, Life Sciences

An introduction to your support teams within Elsevier. Meet the editorial and publishing staff who will help make your job easier and learn more about a number of additional resources at your disposal.

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How to be a Successful Editor in the 21st Century


Ursula Culligan, Publisher, Agriculture

An examination of the roles and responsibilities of editors covering topics such as establishing the direction and scope of your journal, managing peer review and engaging with the community.

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The Impact Factor and other Bibliometric Indicators


Andrew Plume, Associate Director, Scientometrics & Market Analysis

Love it or loathe it the journal Impact Factor remains a widely-used benchmark by authors to decide which journal to submit to. Whilst we recognize the Impact Factor at Elsevier, we also nurture the idea of using other indicators of journal performance.

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Short Communications

  • New Elsevier open access journal will publish across all disciplines

    The journal will be developed in close collaboration with the research community and will evolve in response to feedback. Learn more

  • Times Higher Education to partner with Elsevier on THE World University Rankings

    THE will use Scopus data alongside SciVal - Elsevier's research metrics analysis tool. Learn more

  • How an author workshop transformed one editor from skeptic to convert

    Professor Raymond Coleman, Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Acta histochemica, believes these events help authors on the path to getting published. Learn more

  • Call for Elsevier Foundation nominations for 2015 physics and math awards

    The nomination deadline is Friday 17th October, 2014. Learn more

  • Elsevier is expanding its use of altmetrics

    Learn more about our plans to expand the use of almetrics on our platforms and the other metrics-related projects we are working on. Learn more

  • Open access FAQs for editors now available

    This new resource on the editor pages of is designed to provide you with answers to some of the most common open access questions. Learn more

  • What role should we play at conferences?

    We would like to hear your thoughts about how publishers can best support you at conferences. Learn more

  • Humanizing the values for publishing in India

    Dr. D Chandramohan argues that Indian researchers should be encouraged to prioritize Indian journals when choosing a home for their papers. Learn more

  • New program offers funding to research on evaluation metrics

    As interest in measurement metrics continues to grow, Elsevier launches a new program to fund research in this area. Learn more

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Webinars & webcasts

Discover our webinar archive. This digital library features both Elsevier and external experts discussing, and answering questions on, a broad spectrum of topics. Latest additions include:

How to make your journal stand out from the crowd from October 21st, 2014.

Trends in journal publishing from September 18th, 2014.

Learn more about our growing library of useful bite-sized webcasts covering a range of subjects relevant to your work as an editor, including ethics, peer review and bibliometrics.