A department's yearly publication count in a journal increases when a member of the department joins the journal's editorial board. The common interpretation of this fact---that during the board member's tenure, departmental colleagues publish more---is inaccurate. In a sample of 106 economics journals covering 1990-2011, we estimate that of the observed increase in the publication count, 73% is (co-)authored by board members themselves. Their single-authored papers in a journal receive significantly less citations if they are on that journal's editorial board. We find no evidence that they discover attractive papers among their colleagues ’ that otherwise wouldn't be published. Joint paper with Lorenzo Ductor.