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Inviting Great Editorial Board Members

Inviting the Editorial Board members is essential before publishing as they play an important role in making decisions on submissions based on scientific rigor, regardless of novelty, believing that peer review needs to be efficient, rigorous, and fair for everyone involved.

This is almost always an honorary position, although board members sometimes provide peer reviews of submissions. A member may be asked to review several manuscripts per year and may edit a special issue. The members may also be consulted regarding new regulations at the journal. They are expected to promote the journal among their peers

The journals operate under the guidance of an Editorial Board, providing expert advice on content, attracting new authors, and encouraging submissions. The Editorial Board, or (Editorial) Advisory Board, is a team of experts in the journal’s field. Editorial Board members:

  • Review submitted manuscripts.
  • Advise on journal policy and scope.
  • Identify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit.
  • Attract new authors and submissions.
  • Promote the journal to their colleagues and peers.
  • Assist the editor(s) in decision-making over issues such as plagiarism claims and submissions where reviewers can’t agree on a decision.
Editors’ roles and responsibilities
Editor-in-Chief

The editor-in-chief is the highest-ranking member of the editorial team at a publication and determines the look and feel of the publication, has the final say in what is published and what isn’t, and leads the publication’s team of editors, copyeditors, and writers.

Eligibility

  • Ph.D. /Proven experience in the current and developing science area.
  • Must have at least 5/10 years of experience in a specific area of Science after earning the Ph.D./Master’s Degree. 
  • Minimum 13+ years of teaching experience
  • At least 10 International Research paper publications.

Responsibility

  • Hiring and developing writers, junior editors, and senior editors
  • Approving the publication’s layout, design, style, and tone
  • Reviewing written content for spelling and grammar errors
  • Fact-checking information in articles and stories
  • Providing suggestions for edits when needed
  • Writing editorial pieces to contribute to the publication
  • Developing and managing budgets for the editorial team
  • Representing the publication’s editorial team at social functions
  • Making final decisions about which stories, articles and photographs to publish
  • Attending meetings with the publisher or publication board to discuss issues and plans for the publication

Benefits

  • Enhance academic influence and enrich your resume.
  • Receive a Certificate for acknowledging your contributions to the journal.
  • Get your name listed on the journal website.
  • Get access to the latest research in advance and new contacts in your research field.
  • Get to know other scholars in your field and broaden academic connectivity.
  • Enjoy special offers on Article Processing Charges.
Editors

The Editor is responsible for upholding the mission and scope of the journal and for selecting papers that provide new, original, and significant contributions to knowledge.

Eligibility

  • Ph.D. /Proven experience in the current and developing science area.
  • Must have at least 5/10 years of experience in a specific area of Science after earning the Ph.D./Master’s Degree. 
  • Minimum 13+ years of teaching experience
  • At least 10 International Research paper publications.

Responsibility

  • Read content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Rewrite the text to make it easier for readers to understand
  • Verify facts cited in material for publication
  • Evaluate submissions from writers to decide what to publish
  • Work with writers to help their ideas and stories succeed
  • Develop story and content ideas according to the publication’s style and editorial policy
  • Allocate space for the text, photos, and illustrations that make up a story or content
  • Approve final versions submitted by staff

Benefits

  • Enhance academic influence and enrich your resume.
  • Receive a Certificate for acknowledging your contributions to the journal.
  • Get your name listed in the journal website.
  • Get access to the latest research in advance and new contacts in your research field.
  • Get to know other scholars in your field and broaden academic connectivity.
  • Enjoy special offers on Article Processing Charges.
Section Editors

Section Editors usually manage the Review of submissions and the editing of those that are accepted. Depending on the journal’s policies, however, a Section Editor initially assigned to a submission by an Editor may be asked only to see it through the Review stage, after which, if the submission is accepted, the Editor takes over (in the role of Section Editor). Editors send requests to Section Editors to see a submission through the editorial process.

Eligibility

  • Full-time faculty at a university or academic institution.
  • Have a track record of original research publications in his or her clinical interest area.
  • The section editor is expected to review 2 to 5 manuscripts per month.
  • The section editor will have approximately two weeks from the time assigned to the time the synthesis of the review is submitted to the Decision Editor for a decision. 
  • Section editors must agree to a two-year commitment with the option to extend.

Responsibility

  • Reports to the Managing Editor
  • Point of contact between peer reviewers, editorial team, and authors during the publication process
  • The Editor oversees the mission and scope of the journal in consultation with the  
  • The Editor may write editorials for the journal.
  • The Editor will seek opportunities to promote the journal.
  • Makes decisions, in collaboration with the editorial team, on submissions.

Benefits

  • Excellent opportunity to gain experience in scholarly publishing
  • Receive a Certificate for acknowledging your contributions to the journal.
  • Get your name listed on the journal website.
  • Get access to the latest research in advance and new contacts in your research field.
  • Get to know other scholars in your field and broaden academic connectivity.
  • Enjoy special offers on Article Processing Charges.
  • excellent opportunity to gain experience while collaborating with a team of colleagues to enhance the field by publishing quality work written by [students, etc].
Guest Editors

They are responsible for managing the papers and for the quality of the content. Every paper in the issue must maintain the quality standards of the journal. Research papers must be scientifically excellent, and all content must be novel and interesting to the general readership.

Eligibility

  • A reviewer must hold a Ph.D. degree and should normally have an h-index above 10. Peer review of special issue papers will be conducted by eminent reviewers who are completely independent.
  • Reviewers will not be selected from the contributing authors or from among the Guest Editors.
  • Final editorial decisions on all Special/regular Issue submissions will be decided by the Editors-in-Chief.

Responsibility

  • The guest editor is responsible for ensuring the timely submission of all proposed contributions at every stage of the review and publication process.
  • A Special Issue editor is entitled to make final decisions regarding the acceptance and rejection of manuscripts.
  • The guest editor must provide authors with a preliminary editorial review of all proposed manuscripts for thematic coherence, substantive contribution, and journal format before submission.
  • The special issue requires a minimum of ten articles and you should plan accordingly.

Benefits

  • Improve their academic profile and mark them out as influential within your discipline
  • Complete freedom and flexibility to the Lead Guest Editor and he/she can customize his profile on the website as per his/her choice.
  • Increase the visibility and impact of work published in the Special Issue.
  • Being at the forefront of scientific communication
  • You will be given certification for handling Special Issues and you will also be entitled to get Scientific Credits.

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