Editors Roles & Responsibilities

Editors Roles & Responsibilities


  1. Advance the standing of the journal in the research community and increase its impact
  2. Maintain the highest standards of ethics and competence.
  3. Select Editorial Board members for the journal
  4. Selection and guidance of reviewers and review process
  5. Making the final decision on acceptance/rejection of the manuscript.
  6. Promote the journal at relevant conferences and other public events.
  7. Organize special issues.
  8. Contributing Editorials and relevant research articles
  9. To be responsible for the editorial control and quality of the Journal, including the soliciting, editing and publication of submissions.
  10. To ensure the timely publication of the Journal
  11. Acting as an ambassador for the journal, commissioning content and fielding submission enquires as appropriate.

Executive Editor:

  1. Select Editorial Board members for the journal
  2. Assists the Chief Editor in policy formulation and editorial selection.
  3. He/she guides managing and associate editors in content selection.
  4. He/she can also give final comments on the manuscripts.
  5. Organize special issues.
  6. Contributing Editorials and relevant research articles

Managing Editor:

A managing editor is the one who coordinates peer review; instructs articles; co-operate with authors, reviewers and board members; writes short editorials and research highlights, and carries out technical editing of manuscripts.

  1. Maintain the highest standards of ethics and competence.
  2. Supervise editing of manuscripts for each issue with respect to research writing and layout conventions.
  3. Suggesting changes to enhance the content quality of the journal.
  4. Systematic evaluation of the review reports, hold vital decision on paper acceptance or rejection.
  5. Promote the journal at conferences and meetings.
  6. Make decisions on whether authors have met reviewer concerns and provide final editing of the manuscript before approval

Associate Editor:

Associate editors are responsible for obtaining reviews of each manuscript and for evaluating in a timely manner, the technical and intellectual content and suitability of manuscripts assigned to them

  1. Suggesting suitable reviewers.
  2. Ensuring that the publication maintains the highest quality while adhering to the publication rules and procedures of the journal.
  3. Promote the journal at conferences and meetings.
  4. Suggest and review the special issues as well.
  5. Systematic evaluation of the review reports, hold vital decision on paper acceptance or rejection.

Editorial & Advisory Board:

  1. Advance the standing of the journal in the research community and increase its impact.
  2. Formulating policies and guidelines on ethical publishing practices.
  3. Contribute an article once a year

Editorial Board Members:

  1. Giving feedback on past issues and making suggestions for both subject matter and potential authors.
  2. Provide content by writing occasional editorials and other research or review articles
  3. To add credibility to the journal and Approach potential contributors
  4. Identify appropriate conferences for editors to attend.
  5. Endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work.
  6. To bring together a range of key individuals within the field who can advise on journal strategy.
  7. Suggesting reviewers for the assigned manuscript.
  8. Maintain the highest standards of ethics and competence.
  9. Editorial Board members will encourage the submission of articles to the Journal in their network

Guest Editors for Special Issue:

  1. The Guest Editor is responsible for ensuring that the review process for this special issue is conducted in an appropriate manner and in line with normal review practices for the journal.
  2. The Guest Editor(s) for special issue shall compile a list of authors and proposed titles of their papers.
  3. The Guest Editor(s) only accepts papers that are within the subject matter scope of the conference and are submitted by the attending participants/delegates.
  4. The Guest Editor ensures that papers are from international authors and represent an academic contribution to the subject field.
  5. The Guest Editor will invite the authors to submit their papers by the given deadline.
  6. Once the list of contents is known and articles are being submitted, the Guest Editor shall provide a short editorial, outlining and introducing the special issue and its significance.

Academic Editor Responsibilities:

Academic Editors oversee the peer review process from beginning to end, taking responsibility for conducting an initial assessment based on our publication policies, finding and inviting reviewers, evaluating their feedback, making editorial decisions, and communicating decisions to authors. Academic Editors play an active role in the community and are highly engaged as representatives of MIJEDU.

To ensure an efficient peer review process for our authors, our Academic Editors strive to:

  • Agree to handle one to two new manuscript assignments per month
  • Handle each manuscript assignment from first assessment to final decision
  • Respond to manuscript invitations (Accept or Decline) within two days
  • Assess whether the manuscript is suitable for peer review within four days of agreeing to the invitation
  • Secure two or more reviewers on manuscripts that are suitable for review
  • Submit a decision within four days of receipt of the complete reviews
  • Adhere to editorial best practices to maintain the highest standards of editorial integrity, confidentiality, and impartiality
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Want to become an Editorial Board Member or Reviewer of our journal?

Being on the editorial board or a reviewer of a journal is truly productive, pleasant and in fact prestigious which helps in add-on to the academic research world through the ways and guidelines given by experts in the relevant fields. Though it is time consuming and often goes unobserved, there are some important rewards that make the editorial board members/reviewers worthwhile.