The quality of a journal is in a way of its Editorial Board and its members. Board Members competence should represent the subject areas covered by the journal's aim and scope (Policy) according to COPE Publication ethics.
Roles and Responsibilities
As an editorial board member, you are eligible for benefits like discounts on publication charges and guest editor honorariums and more.
Providing mutually respectful and constructive feedback for manuscripts to help in publishing highest quality papers.
Occasionally writing editorial comments, editorial notes and other journal-related information as needed.
Time commitment will be for one year and workload will be minimum during this time period.
Recognition as an editor for Open Access journal.
Honorable position as Chair/Co-Chair for any conferences organized by us.
Encouraging the submission of good quality manuscripts by recruiting authors or referring colleagues for manuscript submission.
We encourage editors to provide new ideas/suggestions for the development of the journal to its prime position.
Keep track of the complete peer review and ensure that quality standards.
Best practice for editors would include
1. Actively seeking the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about ways of improving their journal’s processes.
2. Encouraging and being aware of research into peer review and publishing and reassessing their journal’s processes in the light of new findings.
3. Working to persuade their publisher to provide appropriate resources and guidance from experts (e.g. designers, lawyers).
4. Supporting initiatives designed to reduce research and publication misconduct.
5. Supporting initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics.
6. Assessing the effects of their journal policies on author and reviewer policies, as required, to encourage responsible behavior and discourage misconduct.
7. Ensuring that any press releases issued by their journal reflect the message of the reported article and put it into context.
8. Being prepared to request evidence of ethical research approval and to question authors about ethical aspects (such as how research participant consent was obtained or what methods were employed to minimize animal suffering) if concerns are raised or clarifications are needed.
9. Ensuring that reports of clinical trials site compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki, Good Clinical Practice, and other relevant guidelines to safeguard participants.
10. Ensuring that reports of experiments on, or studies of animals cite compliance with the US Department of Health and Human Services Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals or other relevant guidelines.