Editorial Board

The Role of Editors

  • Read individual papers in detail and decide whether they merit consideration by experts to gauge contribution
  • If accepted, send the manuscript to reviewers and request critiques
  • If capable, serve as an additional reviewer
  • Remind referees of the need for timeliness

The Role of the Editor in Chief

  • Calls and chairs EB meetings’
  • Develops draft formats of the journal to be approved by the EB;
  • Receives and registers all manuscripts;
  • Reviews the manuscript’s conformity and its scope, then decides rejection or sends to an associate editor for review process;
  • is responsible for communications with the corresponding author;
  • Maintains the quality and regularity of the journal, and its availability online and in printing;
  • Responsible for all communications regarding the journal;
  • Reports the journal’s publication activities to the Editorial Board or deans;
  • Sends reminders to corresponding author/s;
  • Sends manuscripts to Associate Editors for reviewers;

Duties of Associate Editor-in-Chief

The Associate Editor-in-Chief of a journal shall have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • The Associate Editor-in-Chief shall carry out the functions of the editor-in-chief in his/her absence;
  • Associate editors shall secure potential reviewers;
  • Once reviewers are selected by the Editorial Board (EB), the associate editor in his/her respective discipline shall communicate (send manuscripts and receive comments) with reviewers;
  • The associate editor sends reminders to reviewers;
  • The Associate Editor receives manuscripts from the Editor-in-Chief and sends comments of reviewers to the Editor-in-Chief;


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