Tools and Resources for Editors

Editor Training and Workshops

editors webcasts

Browse our list of webcasts to help you develop skills and knowledge to support your work as an Editor. Topics include: 'Ethics', 'Trends & Metrics in Journal Publishing', 'Research Data', '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

Everything published on our Editors' Update site is designed to support you in your role; the comment function and sharing options ensure you can also engage in discussions with your fellow editors. Articles range from practical matters such as tips and tricks to lighten workloads or improve publication speeds, to wider issues faced by the industry such as retractions and coerced citations. Each quarter we also feature an Editor in the Spotlight. Emails containing the latest stories are sent to editors on a quarterly basis. Not receiving them? You can also subscribe to our free Editors’ Update alerts.

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.

View 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, EES and EVISE®, 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.
  • Take a tour of EVISE® and learn about available features and how to use them via the EVISE® e-learning. You can also visit the EVISE® training YouTube channel for instructional videos on EVISE®.

Answers to FAQs and contact options for Support are available via the Elsevier Support Center.

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 demonstrates how to access the Elsevier Support Center and the EVISE® e-learning, for further information and training resources. If you are accessing the video from China, please click here >>

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