How Publishers and Journal Editors Can Improve Your Research Impact and Visibility


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How Publishers and Journal Editors Can Improve Your Research Impact and Visibility

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Wiley Researcher AcademyCertified microlearning courses for research and publication success

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Get acquainted with major commercial publishers and understand the roles and responsibilities their editorial team plays in maximizing the reach of your publication.

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4 hours 30 mins



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Online, On-demand learning

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12 modules

What you learn

The “big five” among commercial publishers and their functions

Four key university press research publishers and what they do

How and why societies and publishers partner with each other

The eight current trends in international research publishing

The 2 types of Editor-in-Chief and the main role they play

Quality, transparency, and other key Editor-in-Chief responsibilities

Other editorial roles in publishing in addition to Editor-in-Chief

Technologies to increase the digital outreach of your research

Five common requirements for journal indexing services

CrossRef, DOI, and other ways to make research discoverable

Key innovations in assessing, publishing, and profiling research

Recent and relevant innovations in content and distribution


The publication home you choose for your research, as well as your journal editors, and the Editor-in-Chief play a critical role in making your publishing journey a success. In order to maximize your research impact and visibility, it is important to understand your publisher’s roles and responsibilities right from research publication to distribution.

In this course, you will learn about the key responsibilities of your publisher's editorial team and it’s Editor-in-Chief. You will also develop a better understanding of the major players in publishing, current trends, and the latest technology and strategies adopted by publishers to maximize your manuscript's reach. This interactive course also includes learning modules, video interviews, quizzes, and other useful resources related to the production process, planning cycles, indexing, and strategies for improving research visibility.

Course Author:

Kerstin Brachhold Kerstin Brachhold joined Wiley in 2010 as Deputy Editor for BioEssays. She was involved in editorial work for many Wiley journals and helped develop new titles too. She was a founding editor of Advanced Biology, and in 2021, she took over the Editor-in-Chiefship of BioEssays. Kerstin, who has a PhD from The University of Cologne in Germany, also regularly conducts workshops on scientific writing and editorial themes at academic institutes.

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LECTURE 1 |Video

Module 1: The international research publishers

30 mins

LECTURE 2 |Video

Module 2: Learned societies and research publishing

15 mins

LECTURE 3 |Video

Module 3: Eight current trends in research publishing

20 mins

LECTURE 4 |Video

Module 4: The role of the Editor-in-Chief

20 mins

LECTURE 5 |Video

Module 5: Responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief

30 mins

LECTURE 6 |Video

Module 6: Other editorial roles

15 mins

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Wiley Researcher Academy

Certified microlearning courses for research and publication success

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Are you an early career researcher seeking to improve your research writing skills? Are you an established researcher who wants to better understand the scholarly publishing landscape? Wiley Researcher Academy has the tools you need to navigate the publishing process and increase your chances of achieving a successful publishing outcome.

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