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Webcast Library

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

  • The road to open access – an editor’s story

    US-based editor, Marion Broome, has written an editorial about open access and what it means for her journal. Learn more

  • How small changes can influence reviewer behavior

    Discover the lessons learnt during a reviewer experiment on the Journal of Public Economics. Learn more

  • Establishing new revision times for Elsevier journals

    New reviewer and revision deadlines have been established for a number of Elsevier journals. Find out why. Learn more

  • Postdoc Free Access Programme: Back by popular demand

    The return of the Postdoc Free Access Programme will help young scholars stay current in their field - even in an uncertain job market. Learn more

  • Maintaining the quality of Scopus content – a Board member’s view

    Learn more about the Scopus Content Selection Advisory Board and opportunities for you to become involved. Learn more

  • Research Highlights app makes it easy to keep tabs on new research

    New app allows researchers to create a personalized feed of articles based on keywords, journals, and authors Learn more

  • University College London and Elsevier launch UCL Big Data Institute

    Collaboration will enable researchers to explore ideas for applying new technologies and analytics to scholarly content and data. Learn more

  • Altmetric pilots help Elsevier authors understand the impact of their articles

    The colorful altmetric donut used to indicate an article's impact in news and social media is now featured on various journal homepages and ScienceDirect Learn more

  • Omics Comics

    An ode to omics penned by Dr Gad Gilad, Editorial Board member of International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 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.

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.

Editors’ Conferences

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16-18 May, 2014

Boston, USA (program TBC)
21-23 November, 2014

Learn more about these forums for dialogue with, and between, our senior editors.