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Roles of Editorial Board Members


The Editor-in-Chief has a varied role, covering strategic leadership, overseeing content and ethics, and communicating efficiently within the editorial team as well as external stakeholders. The specifics of the role depend on the publication's nature and 


  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the editorial team.

  • Shape the vision and goals of the publication.

  • Develop and manage the editorial calendar.

  • Coordinate content planning and execution with editorial office.

  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and integrity of all published content.

  • Ensure adherence to ethical standards and publication policies. Address any ethical issues or conflicts of interest, whenever necessary.

  • Ensure timely manuscript review, revision, and publication processes.

  • Make final decisions on manuscript acceptance or any controversial and disputed content.

  • Review and evaluate submitted manuscripts.

  • Oversee the peer review process to uphold rigorous academic standards.

  • Exercise discretion and judgment on editorial matters.

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with editorial board members, reviewers and authors.

  • Work closely with the editorial board to align on editorial strategies.

  • Invite distinguished experts to join editorial board.

  • Address authors’ inquiries and concerns.

  • Represent the publication at conferences and relevant events.

  • Engage with the academic community, stay abreast of developments in the field and implement best practices.

  • Identify opportunities for improving editorial processes.

Section Editor-in-Chief

The Section Editor-in-Chief plays a crucial role in the management and editorial decision-making for a specific section of the publication. This role requires expertise in the subject matter of the section and effective coordination with authors, reviewers, and the broader editorial team.

  • Oversee and manage the content within a specific section of the publication.

  • Collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and other section editors to ensure consistency and alignment with the overall editorial vision.

  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and adherence to ethical standards for all content in the assigned section.

  • Ensure timely review, revision, and publication processes for manuscripts within the section.

  • Coordinate the peer review process for manuscripts in the section, including selecting suitable reviewers,  to ensure timely and constructive feedback

  • Address authors’ inquiries and concerns related to the section.

  • Communicate effectively with the editorial team, authors, and reviewers within the section.

  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the assigned section.

  • Identify opportunities for section-specific growth and enhancement.

  • Exercise decision-making authority for content and editorial matters within the designated section.

Associate Editors

Associate Editors are crucial contributors to the editorial team, playing an essential role in ensuring thorough manuscript review and the publication process. Their expertise and collaborative efforts help ensure the overall quality and integrity of the publication.

  • Collaborate with Section Editors and other Associate Editors to maintain consistency and alignment with editorial goals.

  • Collaborate with the Editor-in-Chief and Section Editor(s) on coordinating the review and evaluation of submitted manuscripts within their area of expertise, including

  • Provide valuable input to the editorial decision-making process, assisting in manuscript acceptance or revisions.

  • Managing deadlines for manuscript review and revision processes.

  • Contribute specialized knowledge and insights to ensure the quality and accuracy of content.

  • Communicate with authors to address queries, provide feedback, and facilitate revisions.

  • Work closely with assigned reviewers to ensure comprehensive and constructive feedback

  • Assist in ensuring adherence to ethical standards and publication policies.

  • Contribute to the enhancement and development of content within the publication.

  • Participate in editorial meetings to discuss ongoing projects, journal policies, and improvements.

  • For Section Associate Editors, contribute to the development and growth of the assigned section.

Advisory Board Members

Advisory Board Members are essential contributors, offering strategic counsel, subject matter expertise, and guidance to ensure the ongoing success and improvement of the publication.

  • Provide strategic advice to the editorial team, contributing to the overall direction and goals of the publication.

  • Offer specialized knowledge and expertise in their respective fields to guide editorial decisions.

  • Assist in providing feedback on manuscripts within their area of expertise.

  • Contribute to maintaining the quality, accuracy, and integrity of published content.

  • Provide guidance on ethical considerations and ensure adherence to publication standards.

  • Help expand the publication's network by connecting with experts and potential contributors in the field.

  • Participate in promotional activities to enhance the visibility and reputation of the publication.

  • Assist in addressing conflicts or challenges that may arise during the editorial process.

  • Recommend valuable resources, references, or potential contributors to enhance the publication's content.

  • Encourage and support the professional development of the editorial team members.

Editorial Board Members

The involvement of Editorial Board Members is crucial in the scholarly publication process, as they contribute their expertise to elevate the quality and impact of the journal.

  • Actively participate in the review process by evaluating submitted manuscripts within their field of expertise in a timely manner so as to facilitate efficient manuscript processing.

  • Collaborate with the editorial team in coordinating the peer review process, including identifying suitable reviewers.

  • Contribute specialized knowledge to ensure the accuracy, relevance, and quality of published content.

  • Communicate with authors, offering constructive feedback and guidance to enhance the clarity and impact of their work.

  • Assist in upholding ethical standards, ensuring the integrity of the publication process.

  • Act as ambassadors for the journal by promoting it within their professional networks and academic communities.

  • Foster connections within the academic community, potentially expanding the pool of potential contributors and reviewers.

  • Collaborate closely with the Editor-in-Chief and other editorial team members to ensure cohesive and effective operations.

  • Provide advice and insights on strategic decisions related to the journal's development on a regular basis.

  • Actively attend (semi-) annual editorial board meeting to support journal growth.

Guest Editors

The pivotal role of Guest Editors lies in carefully organizing and improving the caliber of special issues. They bring their expertise to shape and elevate content within a particular thematic focus.

  • Provide expertise in a specific thematic area, identifying an appropriate special issue theme and define its scope during their editorial tenure.

  • Actively promote the special issue to solicit and encourage quality submissions related to the designated theme or special issue.

  • Participate in the selection of high-quality manuscripts that align with the special issue's theme. And oversee the peer review process, ensuring timely and rigorous evaluation of submitted manuscripts.

  • Make editorial decisions, including acceptance, revision, or rejection of manuscripts.

  • Ensure adherence to timelines for manuscript review, revisions, and publication of the special issue.

  • Communicate with authors, providing constructive feedback and guidance throughout the editorial process.

  • Collaborate closely with the editorial team, including the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, to ensure seamless operations.

  • Uphold high editorial standards, ensuring the accuracy and relevance of content within the designated theme.

  • Contribute an Editorial introduction for the special issue, providing context and insights into the theme.

  • Provide advice and recommendations on strategic decisions related to the special issue.

  • Engage with the scholarly community post-publication, responding to queries and fostering discussions related to the special issue.

Journal Editor

The Journal Editor is central to guiding the editorial processes, guaranteeing the excellence of content, upholding ethical standards, and fostering continuous improvement. Their leadership significantly contributes to the journal's impact and success within the academic community.

  • Provide strategic direction and vision for the journal, aligning with its mission and goals.

  • Oversee the overall content of the journal to ensure its quality, relevance, and adherence to the scope.

  • Manage and coordinate the peer review process, selecting appropriate reviewers and ensuring timely feedback.

  • Communicate with authors throughout the editorial process, providing guidance and feedback.

  • Ensure timely review, revision, and publication processes to meet established deadlines.

  • Ensure adherence to ethical standards, addressing any ethical concerns or conflicts of interest, safeguarding the journal's integrity and credibility.

  • Address conflicts or challenges that may arise during the editorial process, promoting a positive working environment.

  • Collaborate with editorial team for cohesive operations.

  • Contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of the journal's content and policies.

  • Foster relationships within the academic community, attracting high-quality submissions and suitable reviewers.

  • Actively promote the journal to increase visibility and impact within the scholarly community.

  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement in editorial processes, policies, and journal impact.

  • Represent the journal at conferences and events, maintaining a presence within the academic community.