Journal websites usually list their present editors and editorial board members.

Is there any systematic way to find out the journals' past editors and editorial board members (if possible, in a large-scale and machine-readable manner)?

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    Usually there is some listing, either annually or in each volume. Check the journal archives.
    – Jon Custer
    May 26, 2020 at 18:17
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    Although I see the problem now - it depends on the journal. Calphad has an 'article' in each issue with the board, Applied Physics Letters does not make their listing available electronically.
    – Jon Custer
    May 26, 2020 at 18:31
  • What would one need this kind of information for? Data is generally only collected and made available in a machine-readable manner if people see a purpose in this. But I can't see a purpose. May 26, 2020 at 21:53
  • I thought each issue/volume would have a page (1st page) that lists the editorial board at the time of that particular issue/volume.
    – The Guy
    May 26, 2020 at 22:20
  • If you have a current affiliation with a university, have you tried asking the reference librarian this question?
    – shoover
    May 26, 2020 at 22:46

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Check the journal's past issues, which will usually come with a page that says who the editorial board members are. If you can't find it online, get it from a print copy.

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