[Purposes] This paper is to offer a new method to construct a more scientific evaluation index system of professional quality for first-class scientific journals editors. [Methods] On the basis of literature analysis and expert interview to determine the professional quality structure of first-class scientific journal editors, the analytic hierarchy process and entropy weight method were creatively introduced to calculate the composite weight of each index. [Findings] According to the summary and analysis, we determine three primary indicators—psychological quality, character quality, and professional attributes, seven secondary indicators—cognitive ability, personality traits, adaptability, values, attitude, professional knowledge, and professional skills, and 28 tertiary indicators—insight, responsibility, political literacy, professionalism, etc. According to the compound weight value, we find that for first-class scientific journals editors, the values and attitudes are the core indicators, professional knowledge and skills are the basic indicators, and psychological quality is the key indicator that cannot be ignored. [Conclusions] The evaluation index system, with a more comprehensive index structure and a more scientific index weight calculation method, can provide basic data and theoretical method guidance for relevant departments to formulate a standardized professional quality evaluation system for first-class scientific journals editors, and offer some references for the evaluation of professional quality, talent selection, talent training, and talent assessment of editors.
Analytic hierarchy process,
Entropy weight method,
First-class scientific journal,
Professional quality of editors,
Evaluation index system