Introducing a new series for Editors' Update

Presenting a collection of articles on how to grow and develop your journal

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Dear Readers,

It is with pleasure that I announce a new series in Editors' Update. Starting from this edition, each issue of EU will feature one or more articles focused on the theme of "growing and developing your journal". The subjects chosen for attention have been selected with input from your peers and wherever possible will feature comments and content from current and former editors. The majority of articles in the series will chiefly be of interest and - we trust - use to less experienced editors but there will be tips and tricks for even the most seasoned editor.

To complement the new series as well as to add a new element of interactivity to the Update articles; we are also introducing from this edition a linked discussion group on Mendeley which should allow for more extensive discourse and debate than is possible with the "comment" functionality at present. I invite you to join this group and hope that you will participate in the discussions and share your thoughts, perspectives and suggestions to enable Editors' Update to continue growing, developing and - ultimately - serving you as an editor.

I look forward to hearing your feedback. In the meantime; I trust that you will enjoy the first article in the new series. Many more are planned, on subjects ranging from how to deal with author rejctions to how to approach succession planning. Happy reading and best wishes for your current endeavours.

Christopher Tancock
November 2017



Written by

Christopher Tancock

Written by

Christopher Tancock

Christopher Tancock has worked in STM publishing for the past 14 years. He joined Elsevier in early 2006 where he initially worked on social science book projects before moving to journals. He has managed various portfolios as a journal publisher including linguistics, history, education, sociology and political science. He is now Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier's Editors', Authors' and Reviewers' Updates and works on related communications projects. Chris has degrees in European studies and linguistics from Royal Holloway and the University of Oxford respectively and is based in the Oxford office. In his "spare" time, he is a Community First Responder with the South Central Ambulance Service. Chris is founder of Pint of Life, a new initiative which delivers free life-saving skills into the heart of the local community.


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