KWF launches 2021 Journal Editorial Compensation Benchmark Study

Change is accelerating across our industry – and nowhere has the effect been more profound than in journal editorial offices. Are you following best practices in terms of editor compensation and responsibilities?

Our Editorial Compensation Longitudinal Benchmark Study can provide you with data-driven answers to these and other questions that are crucial for setting editorial strategy. For example:

  • What are the average stipends being paid to editors in chief and associate editors of similar journals?
  • What are the most important factors driving decisions about compensation for the editor in chief?
  • How are associate editor (and equivalent position) responsibilities evolving for journals in your field?
  • How many journals are asking associate editors to make final accept/reject decisions instead of the editor in chief?
  • Do your competitors formally require associate editors to submit their own manuscripts to the journal? How many per year?

The last edition of our compensation survey included more than 50 journals across medicine and science, and we expect to include even more journals in the upcoming 2021 survey. Our report will provide robust, comprehensive data to inform decisions about compensation, which is especially important when recruiting new editors in chief and associate editors and renewing contracts with existing editors.  Where appropriate, we will compare this study’s data with findings from our last study.

The study results are available ONLY to participating survey co-sponsors, which is why we encourage you to take advantage of the very cost-effective pricing available with our early-bird special sponsorship rate (open through June 25, 2021).

For more information about the survey and to inquire about sponsorship, please see our 2021 Editorial Compensation Benchmark Study information page. Or contact Kevin Lomangino, our Director of Market Research and Development, directly with any questions or to sign up: kevin.lomangino@kwfco.com.