Journal Editors

Springer journal editors will find important information in this section about running a journal, including sections on peer review, production, ethics and marketing. Journal editors provide a critical function in scholarly communication and together with your Springer publishing staff, we aim to provide the guidance and support you need.

Publisher's Code of Conduct
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Our Publisher's Code of Conduct sets out standards and expectations associated with being Editor-in-Chief. A free e-learning course has been designed to provide an overview of the fundamental concepts of this Code of Conduct.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic principles of editorial policies, manuscript handling (including peer review and decision making), conflicts of interest, libelous  and defamatory material, field-specific policies and post publication issues
  • Identify solutions for some tricky scenarios that could occur during your editorship 

Launch Course

The Transfer Desk –  A valuable tool for editors

Our manuscript transfer service allows you to expand the service of your journal by offering authors an alternative to rejection and helping them to get published in another, more suitable journal. It’s as easy as the click of a button. Do you want to learn more? Visit our Transfer Desk info page.

Editorial Guide: Pre-Production

Editorial board

Editorial Boards

Learn the structure, functions, roles and strategies of setting up a strong Editorial Board.

Soliciting Articles

Soliciting Article Submissions

Learn strategies for maintaining a healthy paper flow and how to get the best quality papers for publication.

Peer Review

Peer Review

Learn about the importance of peer review and how to make the process run as smoothly as possible.

Editorial Guide: Journal Production and Beyond

Journal Production

Journal Production and Publication

Learn the steps of how an article goes through production and is published online and in a journal issue.


Publishing Ethics

Practical guidance for managing the repercussions of publishing work that could be in breach with the codes of conduct.

Desposit Account

Marketing your journal

Learn how Springer promotes your journal and simple tips for your own activities.