Open Editors collects data about scholarly journals' editors and editorial board members.
The dataset currently comprises:

You can get the whole dataset in two *.csv-files at GitHub.

Search in the Dataset

For advanced queries, use AND, OR, NOT, (brackets OR parentheses), "quotation marks".
  Note that there may be difficulties with special characters. Please use the CSV-files at GitHub for deeper analyses.
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Name Affiliation Role Journal Publisher ISSN Date
Kristin De Troyer University of Salzburg Editorial Board Textus Brill 2020-12-16
Hans-Christian Bauer, PhD University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria Board of Editors The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry Elsevier 2020-12-15
Prof. Dr. Thomas Blaschke Department of Geoinformatics—Z_GIS, University of … Editorial Board Members Urban Science MDPI 2413-8851 2020-12-18
Hartmut Stöckl University of Salzburg, Austria Advisory Editorial Board Visual Communication SAGE 1470-3572 2020-12-14
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Data and Methods

Open Editors collects publicly available information about the editors and editorial boards of scholarly journals through a technique called webscraping, whereby a script accesses the websites of the publishers to extract the relevant information. The codes (programmed in R) are available at GitHub.

Currently, only the journals of the following 22 publishers were taken into account:

For more details, please see the pre-print which outlines the method and data sample with greater precision. It also discusses issues of diversity and intersectionality; of linking the dataset with PIDs (persistent identifiers) such as ORCID and ROR; and of current limitations regarding the scope and coverage of the data.

The whole data dump – two CSV-files of ca. 111 MB – is available at GitHub (in the "Output"-folder).

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Feel Free to Re-Use the Data!

Open Editors is distributed under a Creative Commons-license (CC0). You can re-use the dataset or its codes freely. If you wish to attribute the original data-collection to Open Editors, you could perhaps include the following reference:

Pacher, Andreas, Tamara Heck and Kerstin Schoch (2021), "Open Editors: A Dataset of Scholarly Journals’ Editorial Board Positions", SocArXiv, DOI: 10.31235/

If you use the dataset, please let us know (via e-mail or via the contact form below) so that we can add a link to your work here!

Supported by ...

This project was made possible through a fellowship ("Freies Wissen") from Wikimedia Deutschland in 2020/21.

In addition, my other side-project OOIR (the Observatory of International Research) kindly provides the webspace for this project. :-)


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