There are some broad areas that journal managers need to think about, but it's attention to the details that will make setting up and running your journal an easier process.
Student journals operate on the same guidelines as other journals but with a few extra planning points.
We will schedule an annual meeting with student journal manager/editors to ensure that training needs are being met.
One way to make the layout process easier is to use a template. This provides consistent formatting (especially when several staff are doing layout) and ensures that boilerplate content you need (e.g., journal information, ISSN, DOI) is included. Check the PDFs of articles from journals in your subject area for ideas. Here are two basic templates for inspiration or adaptation. [Template 1 (Word doc); Template 2 (Word doc)]