The hidden work of a journal editor

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Many functions of an editor in chief may be hazy or invisible to readers, reviewers, and authors. Some were invisible to me before I took the job, despite my experience as an author, reviewer, and associate editor. As I come to the end of my time as RINAH editor, I am reflecting on what journal editors do. My list of topics to go over with the incoming editor is surprisingly long. There is no editor school to learn this content, and it is not covered in our academic programs. So, with the goal of informing would‐be editors and interested others, here is my overview of what is involved in being a journal's editor in chief.
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