The quality and development of a journal can be assessed by the Editorial Board and its members. Board Members competence should represent the journal's aim and scope (Policy) according to COPE Publication ethics.
Editorial Board members will be categorized into 3 divisions
Editor-in-chief should commit for a minimum of 2 years towards the journal development
• He/she should be a professor or director at any renowned institution
• He/she must have published at least 60-80 articles in International peer reviewed journals.
He/she is the first most responsible person in the development of a journal
He/she should check the content of the journal to maintain its integrity
He/she is responsible to enhance the significance of the published articles
He/she should communicate with the authors, EB members, and readers regarding the vision of the journal Editors may contribute time to reviews according to their availability
Senior editor should commit for a minimum of 1 year towards the journal development
• He/she should be an Associate Professor or director at any renowned institution
• He/she must have published atleast 30-40 articles in International peer reviewed journals.
He/she should assist the editor in chief in taking decisions regarding manuscript
As he is in the line for being next editor in chief he should assist in review process
Should assist in publishing high quality articles to compete with the competitive journals Editors may contribute time to reviews according to their availability
Associate editor should commit for a minimum of 1 year towards the journal development
• He/she should be an assistant Professor or director at any renowned institution
• He/she must have published atleast 15-20 articles in International peer reviewed journals.
Should assist the editor in chief and senior editor in the development of journal Should assist the editor in chief and senior editor in communicating with authors and readers regarding vision of the journal
Editors may contribute time to reviews according to their availability
General Roles and Responsibilities
1. As an editorial board member, you will be honored with complimentary like waivers on publication charges and guest editor honorariums and more.
2. Maintenance of mutually respectful and constructive feedback for manuscripts to assist in publishing highest quality papers.
3. Occasional submission of editorial comments, editorial notes and other journal-related information as required for journal development.
4. The time commitment will be for one year and workload will be minimized during his tenure.
5. Certified recognition as an editor for Open Access journal.
6. Honorable position as Chair/Co-Chair for any conferences organized by respective journals.
7. As a part of the journal development, suggesting authors or referring colleagues and assist them for good quality of the manuscript submission.
8. Encouraging editors to suggest and implementation of novel ideas for the development of the journal to its prime position.
9. Maintaining a 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 regarding the journal improvement.
2. Encourage researchers and publish the peer reviewed articles and drive the journal 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 the research and publication misconduct.
5. Supporting initiatives to educate researchers about publication ethics.
6. Assessment of the effects of respective journal policies and reviewer policies with authors, in a responsible way, to discourage misconduct in a timely manner.
7. Ensuring that press release article in a journal should reflect the message of the reported article and maintaining it into a context.
8. Should responsible 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 in future.
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.