Outliers, Consistency and Context: the Importance of Reporting Variability in Editorial Office Performance Data
This article was originally published in Volume 15, Issue 1 of EON (Editorial Office News) in February 2022
Standard bar charts are used by journal offices to relate key performance indicators, such as number of submissions, each decision type, number of assignments per editor, or number of reviews completed per year. Typically used less often, is the standard bar chart’s cousin - the 100% bar chart. When used correctly, the 100% bar chart can be a powerful tool for comparing quantities of unequal size.
In this blog, we discuss adding visual elements to make your charts more informative, and other visual considerations for making your editorial reports more engaging.