With expertise in submission-to-publication processes and software, we offer trusted editorial assistant and managing editor services to clients across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia.
We provide an expert and efficient service, ranging from peer-review support, through peer-review management, to managing editor support. We also offer bespoke project services, copy-editing and proofreading. We can take on work at very short notice, and provide short-term and longer-term cover as well as a permanent service.
To deliver the highest-quality service, we have established a loyal network of skilled and experienced editorial managers. With expertise across science, technology, engineering and medicine, as well as arts, humanities and languages, our freelancers are matched to the specific needs of each client and project. Drawing on our fantastic resources, we offer exceptional editorial support and seamless cover as required.
An established provider of peer-review services
Experienced in submission systems including ScholarOne, Editorial Manager, Open Journal Systems, eJournalPress, epress, AllenTrack, and ReView, our knowledgeable team helps editors, authors and reviewers to efficiently navigate the publishing process. Outsourcing editorial administration to us is cost-efficient; you pay for the services you need when you need them, and all time is accountable.
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In need of editorial assistance?
Our experienced and skilled team is available to support you on an ongoing basis as well as for shorter periods to cover planned or unplanned absence. We provide a continuous and expert service, stretching from the most administrative of tasks, through complete management of the peer-review process, right up to managing editor support. We also provide bespoke editorial project support and copy-editing and proofreading services.
About Our Clients
Our team’s commitment to proactive working, problem-solving and attention to detail has resulted in many long-standing clients. We now provide peer-review coordination and editorial administration for around 200 journals and projects. Recognised for being responsive, efficient and proactive, we take pride in driving up editorial standards.
“The Editorial Hub Ltd has been providing an editorial office for us for over a year and we are delighted with the high-quality work and service they provide. Our Managing Editor, Lizzy, is a great asset to the journal, dealing with a high number of submissions, working with some non-standard workflows, and providing an excellent point of contact for our editors, authors, peer-reviewers and publishing teams. The Editorial Hub Ltd has ensured the smooth and effective running of our editorial office and we recommend them wholeheartedly.”
– Wolters Kluwer Health
“I have worked with Penny from The Editorial Hub Ltd for the past year, since I joined the editorial team of Social Politics. Penny’s patience and willingness to shepherd me through the journal’s system made me more capable and efficient from the start of my term. She is thoroughly on the ball, aware of the details of all submissions and somehow able to communicate with unflappable calm to authors, reviewers and editors. Her attention to detail has pre-empted potentially troubling situations. In many respects, she is the glue that holds the journal together.”
– Social Politics
“Soon after starting our editorship of Social Policy and Society, Colleen, from The Editorial Hub Ltd, was assigned to us as an editorial officer. She was able to get on top of the job immediately. Being highly professional, knowledgeable, but also extremely approachable and flexible, she has quickly become an invaluable member of the team. Ours is a growing and complex journal, with some unique elements and involving several different stakeholders. Having Colleen’s consistent support has made this into a much easier ride, allowing us to pursue our editorial objectives. She has been helping us with every aspect of the editing and managing of the journal, from the more technical bits to the sometimes complex communications with authors and guest editors. She has also been giving us precious advice on how to organise our workflow – including being always there for the odd reminder when needed. Her ability to balance an excellent grasp of the wider picture with an eye for the detail is something we’ve been particularly impressed with. We’ve been thoroughly enjoying working with Colleen and on the basis of this experience we would highly recommend The Editorial Hub Ltd.”
– Social Policy and Society
“I have been working with The Editorial Hub Ltd for some years now, and am most impressed with the quality of the help their staff give. Nothing I ask is too much of them, and they do show initiative when necessary. We had an excessive number of papers during the earlier months of the Covid epidemic which required a lot of extra work, all of which was dealt with most efficiently. Mutual friendliness and humour are necessary in a good working relationship, and there has been an abundance of that between me and my colleagues in The Editorial Hub Ltd. Clearly, I am more than impressed!”
– Epidemiology and Infection
“We have been co-editing the philosophy journal MIND since January 2016. Throughout that time, there has been at least one member of The Editorial Hub Ltd acting as our Managing Editor. Recently, two members of The Editorial Hub Ltd have been acting together in that capacity, one assisting with the day-to-day running of the journal and managing the peer-review process on ScholarOne, the other overseeing the journal’s finances and helping with some of the larger questions of management policy that arise from time to time. They have been efficient, cooperative, and great to work with. In particular, they have been scrupulous about ensuring that they do not bother us about routine matters that can be dealt with in a standard way whereas they do always consult us about matters that require our input. We have been delighted with the support that we have received.”
“The ICES JMS has been using The Editorial Hub Ltd to manage the journal’s virtual editorial office since January 2016. In addition to handling day-to-day manuscript flow, they also prepare thorough editorial office reports. We have been completely satisfied with the quality of their work and with their timeliness and attentiveness to our requests. They are always on top of things and keep the Journal running smoothly and efficiently. I have had exclusively positive feedback from our editorial board of 57 subject editors with respect to their interactions with the virtual editorial office managed by The Editorial Hub Ltd. We have been entirely satisfied with whoever on The Editorial Hub Ltd team we have interacted with. In short, we recommend The Editorial Hub Ltd without reservation.”
– ICES Journal of Marine Science
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