The Editor and the Editorial board


The Editor:

The Editor or the Editor-in-Chief (referred to as the editor from here on) is the literal head of the journal, responsible for every content that gets published in the journal. He has the earnest responsibility of making the journal the best in the field and promote it as the best one, among the authors to get their work published.

Responsibilities:

  • Promote the journal and invite articles from all subspecialties of a particular specialty 
  • Set up and guide an esteemed reviewer panel to select articles of high standards for publication within the scope of the journal
  • To carry out the journal activities with high publishing standards and ethics, the editor must be familiar with and must update from time to time on guidelines like the “Code of conduct and best practice guidelines for journal editors”.
  • The Editor should envision and move forward as the leader in that particular field which shall help the journal to be online with the international developments in the field
  • The editor will be ably assisted by associate/deputy editors, section editors, and the editorial board of the journal in every journal-related activity.                                                                                                                     

The associate/deputy editor:

              The associate editors or the deputy editors closely assist the editor in the activities of the journal. The roles include but not limited to commissioning the articles, coordinating peer review, writing editorials, critically commenting on the accepted publications, establishing a constructive working relationship with the authors, and coordinating with the production team.

              Depending on the number of associate editors available these roles are split. Sometimes the respective associate editors can be referred to as managing editor, manuscript editor, web editor, or technical editor depending on the predominant role they play. Their roles may however overlap.

The Editorial Board:

              This is set up by the editor in consultation with the associate editors and the publishing house. The members are generally leaders in the field of interest with research intention. The board can also include members from the industry like pharmacological companies. However, the views of such members should be viewed with caution in terms of conflict of interest. The editorial members are the ambassadors of the journal. They also opine on policies and other key decisions of the journal

Responsibilities of the Board:

  • The regular meeting of the editorial board members should be held in person or in a virtual manner. The agenda of the meeting must include but not limited to new policies of the journal, discussion related to special issues, commissioning new topics, identifying new reviewers, critical feedbacks of the past issues, and directions of future issues.
  • The editorial board members should encourage their peers to submit their best work to the journal
  • They should occasionally contribute to the journal in the form of editorials
  • They should identify potential contributors and suggest conferences to tie-up
  • They should help resolve conflicts among the reviewers and step up as reviewers when needed

National and international editorial boards are set up based on the reach of the journal.


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Total No of Journals

14433

Published Papers

61648

Manuscript Submission

5192473

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