N.A. Mazov
V.N. Gureev
D.V. Metelkin

: Scientific and Technical Information Processing

Information experts and objects of academic publishing have been paying greater attention to the analysis of the composition and research activities of editorial boards in recent years. The results of studies on the geographical and gender distribution of editorial board members in scientific journals compared with the geographical distribution of authors and the comparison of the scientific indicators of editors with the ranking indicators of a scientific journal can be used to assess its value and role in the global research area and to adjust its scientific policy in order to expand its readership and increase the quality of the published materials. The results of the geographical and gender distribution and publication activity of editorial board members of 19 authoritative Russian journals on Earth Sciences are presented. An attempt is made to establish a relationship between the obtained data and the bibliometric indicators of these periodicals.