Editorial Guidelines

What is Editorial Board

The Editorial Board, also known as the (Editorial) Advisory Board, is a group of specialists in the topic of the magazine. The majority of journals are governed by an editorial board. The board members offer expert opinions on the content and any adjustments that may be made. The expert guidance aids in the recruitment of new authors and the improvement of submissions.

Roles of Editorial board members:

  • Reviewing submitted manuscripts.
  • Advise on journal regarding any policy and scope.
  • Identify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit.
  • Attracting new authors and submissions.
  • Promote the journal to their colleagues and peers.
  • Assisting the other fellow editors in decision making over issues such as plagiarism claims and submissions.

Selection Criterion

The journal’s editors choose the members of the Editorial Board. For quality assurance, choosing a professional and experienced Editorial Board Member is critical. Members of the editorial board are chosen with the publisher’s input. New members may join, and some may leave or change positions.

To ensure the best quality, editors should consider the following during their work:

  • The location of board members should represent the reach of the journal
  • Board members’ expertise is companies representative and should represent the journal’s scope
  • Representatives should be hired from some of the best research institutes
  • Former guest editors of special issues, and authors of key reviews, and top reviewers may be suitable candidates for selection
  • Existing board members are more experienced and might have better suggestions for new members

If you’re interested in joining a journal’s editorial board, contact the editor.

What does an Editor do? 

The editor’s job is to keep the journal’s profile and reputation up to date. The Editor will make the final decision and will be responsible for the content of the journal. The key responsibility is to guarantee that the journal’s goals, scope, and content are met, among other things. They must adapt to any shifts in the field of study in order to include new research. The editor collaborates closely with the magazine’s publishing team to ensure that the journal is strategically evolved in response to market changes. Based on their respective experience and sources of information, both the editor and the publishing staff will make recommendations.

Roles & Responsibilities of an editor – 

  • Assuring Haridra of a steady supply of high-quality submissions in sufficient quantities to keep the journal’s publication schedule on track. If there aren’t enough manuscripts being submitted, you should talk to your publishing contact about how to solve the problem.

  • If adjustments are required, the editor should make sure that the manuscripts’ subject matter matches any shifts in the field of study. This will make it easier to incorporate fresh work.
  • Conducting business in a way that is consistent with industry standards for objectivity and integrity. Adherence to the journal’s and publisher’s policies. We also suggest reading the COPE short guide to ethical editing.
  • Work with your publishing contact to choose the Editorial Board.
  • Keep the Editorial Board informed about the journal’s progress and provide regular updates. Include all revisions to the editorial development concepts. Formally, through an annual Editorial Board meeting, or informally, through ad hoc meetings and debates, the Editorial Board should be involved. His physical appearance as well as his suggestions are equally essential.
  • Contribute to the development of the magazine in a strategic way. The publishing person will contact you on a regular basis to update you on the journal’s progress. It may also make recommendations for development initiatives and discuss those recommendations.

  • If commercial advertising, supplements, and reprint opportunities are major sources of revenue for the research publication, emphasize them.

  • The editor must spread the word about the publication among his or her peers and colleagues.

Additional editors

If any of these scenarios develop, a journal will have many editors. A huge volume of submissions must be handled by one editor, or the scope of the journal is so broad that one editor cannot make informed judgments regarding contributions in all topic areas. 

Between the Editor(s)-in-Chief and the Editorial Board, there may be multiple editors who are referred to as:

  • Co-Editors
  • Associate Editors
  • Section Editors
  • Editorial Advisors
  • Editorial Committee Members

If you are working with additional editors, then research papers may be divided on the basis of:

  • Geographical origin.
  • Specialization.
  • Type of contribution, such as original articles or reviews.
  • Equal division of labor.

Depending on the sort of research journal, multiple editors may have different functions. The publishing contact person at the firm will be able to help you with this.

Guest editors

Guest editors play a crucial role in content acquisition. They also assist in the coordination of the special issue review procedure.