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