Publishing a journal is not a solitary endeavor! Ensure that you have a staff that is knowledgeable, dedicated, and large enough to manage the work of creating a professional serial publication. Assign each of them specific roles, and create guidelines and checklists for each role.
Role: Journal Manager
Write policies for peer review, privacy, copyright, permissions, ethics, etc.
Identify databases and indexes in which the publication should be listed.
Register identifiers for the journal and add it to databases and indexes.
Create journal sections to organize information.
Role: Issue Editor and Section Editor
Create journal issues and schedule their publication.
Write guidelines for author submissions, reviewers, proofreaders, copy and layout editors.
Ensure that each issue is free of typos, misspellings, grammatical and punctuation errors, and incorrect use of language.
Role: Layout Editor
Ensure that articles and issues are formatted professionally and consistently.
Provide confidential, fair, thorough, timely reviews of each article.