Your Home Office: Managing Technology and Software as a Contractor

Peer review management, journal publishing, and many other activities within scholarly publishing frequently are managed by teams that include contractors—this has become even more common because of the pandemic, with journals finding cost-savings with outsourced editorial personnel. Today’s post is the first in a series of “how to” articles around being an independent contractor.

The Importance of Policies for the Editorial Office

Policies are the foundation that we build our workflows on in the editorial office. In this first post of a series dedicated to editorial office policies, Jennifer Mahar explains why they are so important and how clarity, transparency, and documentation are the main keys for writing effective policies.