• Checking-in manuscripts – ensuring they adhere to the journal’s author instructions
  • Providing submission assistance
    • Handling submission questions
    • Collecting forms
    • Uploading files for authors, as needed
  • Checking basic image quality (figure legibility)
  • Manuscript progress monitoring
  • Reviewer invitations and reminders
  • Managing journal emails
  • Liaising with authors, reviewers, editors, society, and publisher
  • Providing any needed assistance to editors regarding peer review
  • Reminding authors of overdue tasks
  • Answering reviewer’s questions about the process and system
  • Maintaining the reviewer database
  • Providing non-technical peer review system support for users
  • Regularly updating the suite of template letters (if required)
  • Providing performance benchmark reporting and other reports as requested
  • Managing special issues
  • Preparing papers for dispatch to production and liaising with the publisher, as needed
  • Issue management, including page budgets
  • Delivering articles to the production team on or before deadline
  • Editor training
  • Communicating with the publisher and/or association regarding website, marketing for hot topic articles, and any difficulties that arise
  •  Implementing outreach efforts to loyal authors and exceptional reviewers
  • Researching author/reviewer behaviors using metadata held within the online submission system.
  • Attending team meetings by phone
  • Assisting with editorial board meetings
  • Annual peer review performance metric goal setting and strategic planning
  •  Copy editing
  • Advanced checking of image quality
  • Recording and producing author podcasts