How do I become an editor of a journal?

Editors on Scholastica can see all the manuscripts submitted to a journal, invite reviewers to manuscripts, and make publication decisions on manuscripts. To become an editor, you must be invited by the journal's administrator. When you're invited to become an editor of a journal on Scholastica, you'll get an email from the journal.

Editor invitation email

Click Accept Invitation - you'll be taken to a sign-up page. If you already have an account, click Login and log in to your account.  You can also accept the invitation directly from your account.  You'll find the invitation under the envelope icon in the menu bar. 

If you don't have an account, you can quickly create one on this page

Sign-up page
  • In the Profile Info section, enter your name, institution, position, and areas of expertise.
  • In the Account Info section, enter the email address at which you received the invitation. Enter your password and then check the box to agree to the terms of service.
  • Click Signup.

You'll be sent a confirmation email.

  • In the email, click Confirm my account.

This will confirm your account, confirm your acceptance of the invitation to be an editor and it will automatically log you in.

You'll see a message confirming your editorship. Congratulations! Click My Journals to start editing your journal.

Your Dashboard - Editorship Accepted

To learn more about being an editor, check out our Editor Guide.