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Editor in chief

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An editor in chief is a publication's editorial leader, having final responsibility for all operations and policies.


The editor in chief heads all the departments of the organization and is held accountable for delegating tasks to staff members and managing them. The term is often used at newspapers, magazines, yearbooks, and television news programs.

The term is also applied to academic journals, where the editor in chief ultimately decides whether a submitted manuscript will be published. This decision is made by the editor in chief after seeking input from reviewers selected on a basis of relevant expertise.

Typical responsibilities of editors in chief include:

  • Fact checking, spelling, grammar, writing style, page design and photos
  • Rejecting writing that appears to be plagiarized, ghostwritten, published elsewhere, or of little interest to readers
  • Editing content
  • Contributing editorial pieces
  • Motivating and developing editorial staff
  • Ensuring the final draft is complete and there are no omissions
  • Handling reader complaints and taking responsibility for issues after publication
  • For books or journals, cross-checking citations and examining references
  • References

    Editor-in-chief Wikipedia