Tools and Resources for Editors

Editor Training and Workshops

Editor webinar 

Browse our webinar channel below for new and archived webinars to help you develop skills and knowledge to support your work as an Editor. Topics include: 'Ethics and Responsibilities', 'Trends in Journal Publishing', 'Open Access Publishing', 'Peer Review Innovations' & 'Capturing High Impact Content'.

Journal Editors' Conferences

Editors' Conferences

Aimed at our key receiving editors, these events are held twice a year in key locations worldwide. They offer an interesting & broad representation across the industry where Editors get to share ideas and
learn about new developments in publishing. The main reason Elsevier hosts these events is to provide an opportunity for us to hear from our Editors.
For upcoming Journal Editors' Conferences: please contact your publisher for more information.

Scopus analysis training

Measuring journal performance has always been the work of a single metric. But no two journals are alike, and neither are the tools that measure them. Two metrics SNIP and SJR, driven by Scopus, are changing the way we look at journal analysis.

Watch the Journal Analyzer tutorial
Visit the Journal Metrics website
Download the Journal Metrics Factsheet

Editor news

Editors' Update has evolved from its origins as a quarterly online newsletter on to become a more robust online resource centre with its own dedicated microsite. Everything published on the site is designed to help you learn more about the latest developments in journal publishing, policies and initiatives.

With the use of social media and improved online functionality, Editors' Update aims to allow us to engage in discussions with you about various publishing topics in order to better understand your needs.

Visit Editors' Update home

The Newsletter

Published three to four times per year, each edition contains articles offering support to editors in their journal role. These may focus on practical matters such as tips and tricks to lighten workloads or improve publication speeds, or wider issues faced by the industry such as retractions and coerced
citations. Each edition also includes an Editor in the Spotlight. Once a year, we publish a special edition which puts a hot topic under the microscope. In 2011 the focus was Asia, in 2012 it was Open Access and an Ethics & Plagiarism issue is planned for 2013.

Subscribe to our free Editors’ Update alerts.

Short Communications

Has your journal introduced a new initiative? Is there a topic you feel strongly about? Is there a recent success you would like to share? Our Short Communications bulletin board has been created so you can have your say. The board features posts by editors and Elsevier staff on topics of interest to the editor community. Submissions can be made via our online form and are subject to moderation.

Visit the Short Communications bulletin board

Elsevier Research selection for journalists

A bi-weekly e-newsletter developed especially for (science) journalists to receive updates about recently published research. The newsletter includes a selection of topical research articles that have just appeared online on ScienceDirect.

Visit Elsevier Research selection for journalists

Publications for editors

Editors pack

The editors pack has been created with newly appointed editors in mind and was developed together with experienced editors and staff. It provides key information about Elsevier, as well as more specific details on the role of an editor and the tools available to support you.

Download Editors’ Pack

Guest Editor Guide

Step-by-step guidance for guest editors on how to put together a Special Issue, from proposal to publication and promotion. A Guest Editors FAQ is available too.

Download the Guest Editor Guide

Tools and Websites

Policies: You can access all of Elsevier’s policies online.

Open access: All open access information is available on our open science pages.

Mendeley Editor Program: A tailored program helping you showcase your journal, build your profile, teach your students and collaborate with other researchers. Read more.

Editor research tools: you can benefit from a seamless integration between Scopus, ScienceDirect and EES, with free access to Scopus and ScienceDirect.

  • Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.
  • ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from nearly 2,500 journals and 26,000 books.
  • Elsevier Editorial System (EES) is an online system to help authors, editors and reviewers throughout the submission, peer review and editorial process. This system is being replaced by EVISE®.
  • EVISE® is our new online submission and editorial system. The Editor EVISE® training demo is available here.

EVISE® Editor Training Demo

This recorded demonstration is aimed at all EVISE®  Editors. The video provides Editors with instruction about their editorial tasks in EVISE®. It shows how to navigate in and around the system: how to manage the peer review process, such as inviting reviewers using a variety of methods and how to remind reviewers. The video also covers how to ask authors to revise their submissions, how to accept papers for publication as well as make ‘reject’ decisions. And finally, the video explores the e-learning platform: the interactive, online support hub built for all users of EVISE®.

Need help?

You can always get in touch with your Elsevier support team.

Technical issues: Contact your journal manager or the helpdesk for technical issues relating to the Elsevier Editorial System (EES):

  • Email
  • The Americas: +1 888 834 7287 (toll free for US & Canadian customers)
  • Asia + Pacific: + 81 3 5561 5032
  • Europe & all other areas: +44 1865 84 3577

Access for editors: For any questions related to the EES/Scopus integration, please visit our support and self help site, or contact:

  • For the Americas: +1 888 834 7287 (toll-free for US & Canadian callers)
  • For Asia & Pacific: +81 3 5561 5032
  • For Europe & Rest of the World: +353 61 709190
  • Fax: +353 61 709 228