Core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals: consensus statement

Title: Core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals: consensus statement
Authors: Moher, David
Galipeau, James
Alam, Sabina
Barbour, Virginia
Bartolomeos, Kidist
Baskin, Patricia
Bell-Syer, Sally
Cobey, Kelly D
Chan, Leighton
Clark, Jocalyn
Deeks, Jonathan
Flanagin, Annette
Garner, Paul
Glenny, Anne-Marie
Groves, Trish
Gurusamy, Kurinchi
Habibzadeh, Farrokh
Jewell-Thomas, Stefanie
Kelsall, Diane
Lapeña, José F
MacLehose, Harriet
Marusic, Ana
McKenzie, Joanne E
Shah, Jay
Shamseer, Larissa
Straus, Sharon
Tugwell, Peter
Wager, Elizabeth
Winker, Margaret
Zhaori, Getu
Date: 2017-09-11
Abstract: Abstract Background Scientific editors are responsible for deciding which articles to publish in their journals. However, we have not found documentation of their required knowledge, skills, and characteristics, or the existence of any formal core competencies for this role. Methods We describe the development of a minimum set of core competencies for scientific editors of biomedical journals. Results The 14 key core competencies are divided into three major areas, and each competency has a list of associated elements or descriptions of more specific knowledge, skills, and characteristics that contribute to its fulfillment. Conclusions We believe that these core competencies are a baseline of the knowledge, skills, and characteristics needed to perform competently the duties of a scientific editor at a biomedical journal.
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