Unlike monographs, edited collections are assembled with the works of many authors around a unifying topic. Tasked with writing an individual chapter, authors submit their work to be organized alongside others by an editor. Edited collections tend to be published quicker than articles or monographs because of their collective nature.
You have decided to take on the task of compiling and editing an edited collection. Even though you will be working alongside other scholars, the process takes time, and it will put your organization and time management skills to the test. As editor it is your responsibility to guide your colleagues through the publication process. In preparation for this undertaking, review the responsibilities of the editor throughout the stages of publication below:
Check out these online resources on edited collections: