publication's editorial leader

An Editor-in-Chief (EIC) is the top leader in charge of a publication. They make final decisions about how it works and its rules. If there are other high-ranking editors with titles like editor, managing editor, or executive editor, the Editor-in-Chief is their boss.[1]



The Editor-in-Chief oversees all aspects of an organization, including task delegation and management. This term is commonly used in newspapers, magazines, TV news, and academic journals. They act as a bridge between the owner and the editorial team. In academic journals, they have the final say on publishing manuscripts, often based on expert reviewer input or associate editors' recommendations.[2]


  1. "Approaching a Student with Your Concerns", College Students in Distress, Routledge, pp. 59–71, 2013-04-15, ISBN 978-0-203-72577-1, retrieved 2023-09-15
  2. Hoey, Paddy (2018-02-28), "Sinn Féin and the life and death of the republican newspaper", Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters, Manchester University Press, retrieved 2023-09-15