The structure of our editorial office of the Journal mirrors that of many other academic journals including a managing editor, editorial associates, software specialist and administrative coordinators. The tasks performed in the editorial office include, but are not limited to:
- Management of the peer review process – ensure manuscripts progress smoothly through peer review; reviewers have all the information they need; authors receive a review that improves the quality of their manuscript
- Issue compilation – assembling issues on time
- Editing – copyediting and proof-reading manuscripts; reformatting manuscripts to conform to journal style
- Queries – handling problems; assisting with submissions; answering general questions about the journal such as requests for information on time from submission to acceptance.
- The roles and responsibilities of editorial offices are evolving rapidly, in response to the trend of online-based workflows. Editorial office staff constantly analyzes data such as citation levels, usage, and author submission behavior to determine content that would enhance readership by a variety of different criteria. The editorial office should act as a partner for the publisher; one that can balance commercial aspirations with editorial direction and policies.