Almost all the academic Journals have an Editorial Board consisting of selected professional and unpaid experts in the academic field covered by the journal. Editorial Board members act as the Ambassadors for the Journal.
Editorial Board Roles & Responsibilities include
- Provide expert advice on content and quality of the Journal
- Advise on journal scope and policies
- Provide content by writing occasional editorials and other short articles of interest
- Peer Review the submitted manuscripts related to their expertise, help in identifying the peer reviewers
- Identify current research topics for the initiation of special issues, which they may guest edit
- Attract or approach potential authors for submissions
- Endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work
- Participating in annual Editorial Board meetings of the Journal
- Tenure of the Board Member: 3 Years or as per the Editors interest
Editorial Board Member Eligibility Criteria
- Subject Experts related to Journal theme
- Professional rank / cadre i.e., Head, Dean, Professors, Directors, Associate Professors
- A minimum of 30 publications in the particular subject area
Cadre of Editors
There are few cadres in Editorial Board as follows
- Editor-in-Chief: Editor-in-Chief is the senior member of the board of directors, though in other cases, he or she is a progressive volunteer with aspirations to move up in an organization.
- Executive Editors: Executive Editor is the active member next to the Editor-in-Chief.
- Editorial Board Members: Editorial Board members act as the ambassadors for the Journal.
The Editor-in-Chief/ Executive Editor is someone who supports the overall board, someone they can swear on to discuss disputable articles in more detail, antecedent to submitting the article review form to the staff.
*Editorial Board Members can be promoted to Next cadre (i.e., Executive Editor, EIC) based on the service and active participation.
Editorial Board Meetings
Venue: Conferences/Scientific Events
Participation: Some or all Editorial Board
Head: Editor in Chief
Editorial board meetings are the useful opportunities to meet with some or all of the editorial board members to brief them on journal issues, take questions and also gain ideas for policies and upcoming journal editions, etc.
Editor-in-Chief should be the head of the meeting with a particular meeting agenda for discussion.
Board meetings can be arranged at the relevant conferences or any other scientific events annually. Telephone or Video conferencing is also an option.
Meeting board members is a key for building and strengthening the relationship with the editorial board and developing the Journal.