[Purposes] The overall situation of authors can reflect the relatively mature level of discipline which greatly influence the selection of topics, drafts, marketing, brand extension, and diversification of journals in the editing and publishing field. Therefore, systematically studying the situation of authors in this field will effectively protect the journal manuscript and promote the quality, reputation, and influence of journals. [Methods] Based on the information derived from eight editorial and publishing journals indexed in China Social Science Citation Index, this paper aimed to reveal the situation of authors by bibliometric indexes from three aspects, namely publication, citation, and active author groups. [Findings] The authors in the editing and publishing field are more large, but the author team is still immature, the research ability and the breadth and depth of cooperation among authors have a lot of room for improvement. Although new forces are constantly emerging, there are more instant authors. A large number of authors are low-yielding, the core author group has not yet formed, and interdisciplinary research is less involved. The authors' literature utilization and information absorption ability are better, but the ability to follow the frontier research in the world and the correlation of author's own academic research is weak. The academic influence and value of the paper are insufficient. [Conclusions] At this stage, the journals need to use the online digital service platform to regularly analyze the situation of authors in this field, support the potential authors, and carefully maintain the high-yield core authors.
Editing and publishing field,