I found this article when searching online to find ways to get involved and work with journals other than doing peer-review…food for thought!
(For clarification, this is satirical and in no way represents what editors actually do!)
A while back I posted the following on a private site. It got some interesting responses.
I find this [previous] discussion of editorial motives and behavior very interesting. I am about to break the code of silence here; please don’t spread this around and get me into trouble.
Among the things you guys seem not to know: After you are appointed the editor of a major psychology journal, you are invited to editor boot camp. This is a three-day retreat in which you learn how to do the job.
Day 1 was mostly an overview of the “system” – the roles people play (from publishers to reviewers to authors), the stages of publication, and the various electronic systems that are used. Then there was a short section about reviewers – how to select, treat, cajole, and reward them.
Day 2 was about dealing with authors.
The first part was about initial submissions: How…
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