Resources for Editors

All resources listed here were identified by editors participating in the LIS-Editors discussion list.

Bankier, Jean-Gabriel, and Courtney Smith. “Establishing library publishing: best practices for creating successful journal editors”. In Open Scholarship: Authority, Community, and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0 , 68-78. Toronto, Canada (2008).

Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics: a Publisher's Perspective. Int J Clin Pract, (2007), 61 (Suppl 152), 1-26.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals

Gordon, Rachel. Getting Started in Library Publication. American Libraries, (2004), 35(1), 66-69.

Graf, Chris, Elizabeth Wager, Alyson Bowman, Suzan Fiack, Diane Scott-Lichter, and Andrew Robinson. Best Practice Guidelines on Publication Ethics: a Publisher's Perspective. International Journal of Clinical Practice 61, no. s152: 1-26 (2007).

Journal Editor Ethics. Ethical Practices of Journal Editors: Voluntary Code of Conduct (2012)

National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS). Best Practices for Publishing Journal Articles.

The Publishing Efforts Resource Kit (PERK) Elsevier B.V. (2008)


Page, Gillian, Campbell, Robert, and Jack Meadows. Journal Publishing. (Cambridge University Press, 1997).

Smith, Gary M. The Peer-Reviewed Journal—A Comprehensive Guide through the Editorial Process. Includes Forms, Letters, and Faxes. Third Edition. (Chatgris Press, 2006).

Strunk, William Jr., and E. B. White. Elements of Style. 4th ed. (New York : Longman, 2000); Penguin Books has an illustrated edition (2007) which is wonderfully colorful and playful but retains the essence of this classic.

Truss, Lynne. Eats, Shoots & Leaves.(New York: Gotham Books, 2003).

Weller, Ann C. Editorial Peer Review: Its Strengths and Weaknesses. (Medford, N.J. : Information Today, 2001).

Zinsser, William . On Writing Well., 25th anniversary ed., 1st HarperResource Quill ed. (New York: Quill, 2001).