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Research & Reviews: A Journal of Medicine

ISSN: 2249-8648

Editor Overview

RRJOM maintains an Editorial Board of practicing researchers from around the world, to ensure manuscripts are handled by editors who are experts in the field of study.


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Information for Editors

Last updated: 2022-04-30

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Who Are Editors?

The Journals operate under the guidance of an Editorial Board, providing expert advice on content, attracting new authors, and encouraging submissions. Editorial board members play a crucial role in the scholarly publishing process. They are experts in their respective fields who are entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the quality, integrity, and relevance of the content published in a Journal. 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 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 focus 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.
Editorial flow chart

What Makes You An Editor?

Editorial Roles

The success of any Journal hinges on its dedicated editorial team. At STM, we are proud to boast a diverse group of experts who drive quality, innovation, and impact in their respective fields.

Whether you're an aspiring author, seasoned researcher, or simply curious about the publishing process, this section delves into the roles and responsibilities of our editorial team. Discover how they ensure excellence at every stage, from manuscript submission to publication and beyond.

Ready to learn more about their specific roles and how they contribute to STM's commitment to scholarly excellence?

How to Apply

Interested individuals can these detailed steps to express their interests or apply through the APID platform:

  • Registration on APID
  • Navigate to the APID website using your preferred web browser.
  • Locate and click on the "Register" or "Sign Up" button, usually found on the top right corner of the homepage.
  • Enter your email address and request an OTP, which will be sent to your email. If you don't receive the OTP, click on resend.
  • Enter the OTP you receive to verify your account. After verification, click continue to set your password.
    • Accessing the Advisory Board Application
    • After verification, you'll be directed to update your basic details, click on next, you will be asked if you wish to apply for Editorial Board/Advisory Board, click on yes and click update profile/Claim APID. You will be redirected to the application form
    • Completing the Application Form
    • Fill out the form in its entirety. Ensure that all sections are completed accurately.
    • Submission
    • Once satisfied with your application, click on the "Submit" or "Apply" button.
    • A confirmation mail will be sent to your registered mail address, indicating that your application has been received.
    • Awaiting Response
    • After submission, the advisory board's selection committee will review applications.
    • Once the review process is complete, you'll be notified of the decision.
    • Additional Tips
    • Ensure your provided contact information is accurate to facilitate easy communication.
    • Regularly check your email, including the spam/junk folder, for any communications regarding your application.
    • Familiarize yourself with the board's current members, goals, and initiatives to be well-prepared in case of an interview.

    Update your Editorial Profile

    You can review and update your personal and professional details through your editor profile on the APID platform. Your editor profile is directly linked to the information displayed on the Journal homepage, ensuring that any updates you make now or in the future will automatically reflect on the Journal homepage

Role of Publisher

The publisher plays a vital role in supporting the editorial board in managing the Journal effectively, ensuring the publication of high-quality research, and maximizing its impact and reach within the academic community.

  • Strategic Direction
  • Setting the strategic direction and vision for the Journal, in consultation with the editorial board, to ensure alignment with the publisher's goals and objectives.
  • Quality Assurance
  • Ensuring rigorous peer review and editorial standards are maintained to uphold the credibility and integrity of the Journal's content.
  • Publication Management
  • Overseeing the manuscript submission, peer review, and publication processes to ensure efficiency, transparency, and adherence to timelines.
  • Editorial Support
  • Providing editorial support and resources to the editorial board, including guidance on editorial policies, manuscript handling, and ethical standards.
  • Promotion and Visibility
  • Promoting the Journal to increase visibility, readership, and impact, through marketing efforts, conference participation, and collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Access and Distribution
  • Managing access to Journal content through subscription models, open access initiatives, and distribution channels to reach a diverse audience of readers and researchers.
  • Compliance and Legal Affairs
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including copyright, licensing, data protection, and ethical standards, to mitigate risks and liabilities.
  • Collaboration and Networking
  • Facilitating collaboration and networking opportunities for the editorial board with researchers, institutions, and professional societies to foster academic exchange and community engagement.

Role of Journal Manager

The publisher plays a vital role in supporting the editorial board in managing the Journal effectively, ensuring the publication of high-quality research, and maximizing its impact and reach within the academic community.

  • Editorial Oversight
  • Manages the editorial process, including manuscript submission, peer review, and publication, to ensure efficiency and quality.
  • Team Management
  • Oversees the editorial team, including editors, reviewers, and administrative staff, and provides leadership and support.
  • Policy Development
  • Develops editorial policies and guidelines in consultation with the editorial board to maintain consistency and integrity in the peer review process.
  • Quality Control
  • Ensures the quality and integrity of published content by enforcing editorial standards, ethical guidelines, and best practices.
  • Peer Review Management
  • Manages the peer review process, including assigning reviewers, monitoring review timelines, and making editorial decisions based on reviewers' feedback.
  • Author and Reviewer Support
  • Provides support and guidance to authors and reviewers throughout the submission and review process, addressing inquiries and resolving issues as needed.
  • Journal Promotion
  • Promotes the Journal to increase visibility, readership, and submissions through marketing, networking, and collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including copyright, licensing, data protection, and ethical standards, to mitigate risks and liabilities.
  • Collaboration and Networking
  • Monitors and evaluates Journal performance, including submission rates, acceptance rates, and publication timelines, and implements improvements as necessary.
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Addresses conflicts or disputes that may arise during the editorial process, resolving issues in a fair and timely manner.
  • Compliance and Accreditation
  • Ensures compliance with industry standards, publisher policies, and accreditation requirements to maintain the Journal's reputation and credibility.

Peer Review Overview

All articles submitted to us are subject to a stringent reviewing process for considering a manuscript for publication. These submitted manuscripts are edited by acknowledged experts in their respective fields the reviewer is assigned by the Journal editor. An editor can decide whether to not to send a manuscript for review and handle the review process by themselves.

All articles submitted to us are subjected to a stringent reviewing process for considering a manuscript for publication. Initially, the article undergoes a pre-acceptance stage where the Journal’s Managing Editor will check the article's suitability according to the focus and scope of the Journal, plagiarism check, and manuscript formatting. If the article finds suitable for further processing, Managing Editor will give a pre-Article Processing Charges acceptance clearance to the author and assign the Reviewer/ Expert Editor from the editorial board for peer review. The Managing Editor will ensure that the article may get at least 2 reviewer reports. Any flaw or error detected during the process will intimate the author for modification or revision of the content.

For the assessment, STM has stringent guidelines that make certain that only a good-quality manuscript is published. Journal also has an editorial form and a checklist to help the editorial board members evaluate the content for its authenticity and closely look at the methodology that you have adopted, reviewers also check for the structure of the manuscript and if you have referenced the articles correctly. Based on these stringent guidelines, the academic editor will make the final decision and recommend the managing editor to publish or reject the manuscript.

Appeals and Complaints

Generally, the editorial decisions are not reversed. However, authors who think that their manuscript was rejected due to a misunderstanding or mistake may seek an explanation for the decision. Appeals must give sound reasoning and compelling evidence against the criticism raised in the rejection letter. A difference of opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the manuscript for the Journal will not be considered an appeal. The editors will consider the appeal and the decision thereafter taken by the Journal will be deemed final. Acceptance of the manuscript is not guaranteed even if the Journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, and the reconsideration process may involve previous or new reviewers or editors and substantive revision.

Authors who wish to make a complaint should refer them to the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal concerned. Complaints should be raised at:


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