Editorial: the role of the editor – managing fair play

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Purpose: This editorial aims to highlight the challenges and dilemmas faced by journal editors and the implications for the editorial process. Design/methodology/approach: A sporting metaphor has been used. A soccer referee is used to highlight the tasks, roles and dilemmas faced by editors. Findings: Editors need to identify the role they wish to play in the editorial process, and this role involves balancing the dilemmas and identifying trade-offs. Originality/value: This research offers insight into the editorial role for authors to assist them in understanding both the process and the decisions that are made in a complex, competitive environment of publishing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-203
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Services Marketing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes


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