Building an ethos of trust and respect is a key factor in the success of engaging early career researchers (ECRs) in editorial teams.
Aishwarya Pagedar, Assistant Professor,Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Sanskriti Sanghi, Assistant Professor,Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India.
Shivangi Gangwar, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana, India
Jindal Global Law Review is a senior journal in which early-career researchers are tasked with responsibilities at all stages of publishing, be it theme-selection, choosing abstracts, fact-checking, corresponding with the author(s), copyediting, or reviewing proofs. Such unfettered ability to learn from and influence the publishing process at every stage is a rare opportunity for an ECR.
As Assistant Editors to the JGLR, we have witnessed these processes embody an ethic characterised by trust, accountability, collegiality, cooperation, and fairness. In this case study, we dwell on motivation, mentorship, and structural symmetries and offer insights into the factors responsible for fostering the ethic.
Effective collaboration has produced communities of support, practice, and learning which sustain the ethic over a prolonged period. Through an inward look into the functioning of JGLR, we share knowledge about the capacity of editorial responsibilities to propel growth for the ECRs as individuals, the Board as a collective, and academic publishing at-large.
Published in: Learned Publishing
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