Editorial Board Policy
IJERT identifies the vitality of an eminent Editorial Board in accomplishing a Journal with their contributions in fostering the quality of a publication and the journal’s content. Therefore IJERT follow a rigorous criterion in the selection of Editorial Board members and below mentioned is the criteria for a researcher to meet our Editorial Board policy. All the members are expected to strive to meet the high ethical and publications standards in accordance to COPE guidelines.
General Guidelines for Editorial Board members
- Editors should hold the responsibility for the whole Journal content
- Contribute to Journal development and management through generous relationship with other board members
- Update reviewers and authors with new policies and guidelines
- Ensure steady communication with the editorial office
- Assure the integrity in the published work
- Editors should ensure the protection of individual data and maintain confidentiality
- Ensure constructive, fair and timely feedback to the authors for their contribution
- Elevate Journal’s reputation among their affiliated academic community
- Represent and promote the journal at academic meetings and conferences.
Two-year renewable term.
- The Editor-in-Chief must have publications in reputed International peer reviewed journals.
- An academic rank above Professor or equivalent.
The Editor-in-Chief has a vital role in the success of a Journal. They should guarantee the quality and integrity of the content found in the Journal. It is their primary responsibility to educate and communicate the vision to the authors, readers, editorial board members and publisher. The Editor-in-Chief should put consistent efforts to enhance quality and elevate the significance of published articles to the corresponding community.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Editor-in-Chief should take the whole responsibility of the Journal and He/She should be familiar with the subject literature, research design, statistics, publication ethics and standards. Should also possess extensive Editorial and interpersonal skills.
- Should strive for the development of the Journal and suggest the publisher for further improvisations with additional policies.
- Should encourage submission of quality articles by writing Editorials on the Journal’s performance.
- Should be responsible in selection and rotation of Editorial Board members, maintenance and development of Journal, participation in review process and look for appropriateness.
- Should conduct annual meetings and educate the Editorial Board members with updated information and new policies of the Journal.
- Set annual objectives and assign responsibilities to the Board members for peer review process and ensure their timely completion.
- Sets annual objectives on peer review process and timely publication, evaluate the performance of Board members and encourage promotions appropriately. Should act accordingly in taking action to improve the objectives that are not achieved timely.
- Should recommend Editorial office promptly when approached on the account of rejection or acceptance of a manuscript in relation to the scope, manuscript transfer or re-submission requests while ensuring the readers interest, significance of the study, readability and wide accessibility.
- Generally, after the peer review process and initial editing, the manuscript comes to the Editor-in-Chief for the final approval. The final decision to accept or reject of an article will be held with Editor-in-Chief. He/She should cross check the content quality, writing style and construction, grammar, spellings, data presentation and organization prior to take the final decision.
- Should ensure that the manuscript is neither plagiarized nor published elsewhere. If the paper found plagiarized or infringed, the Editor-in-Chief has the right to reject the article straight away.
- Should supervise and support the publisher in handling complaints and appeals, responding genuinely to ethical problems regarding publication of any duplicate or fraudulent work.
One-year renewable term.
- The Associate Editor must have publications in reputed International peer reviewed journals.
- An academic rank above Associate Professor or equivalent.
Associate Editor will be in the process of probation for being next Editor-in-Chief. He/She assists the Editor-in-Chief in judging a manuscript to be accepted or rejected, supports in taking decisions and communicating with other Board members. Senior Editors, fill the role of both serving as an editorial board member in review process as well as ensuring the publication of high quality papers in the Journal.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Associate Editor should assist the Editor-in-Chief and also involve in the peer review process.
- Is responsible for the quality of Journal content and the published articles.
- Encourage submission of high quality papers.
- Provide fair and constructive feedback to the contributors, Editors and Reviewers.
- Provide Editorials on the Journal performance and promoting new policies when introduced.
- Assist Editor-in-Chief in conducting annual meetings and educate the Editorial Board members with updated information and new policies of the Journal.
- Assist Editor-in-Chief in setting annual objectives and assign responsibilities to the Board members for peer review process and ensure their timely completion.
- Should ensure that the manuscript is neither plagiarized nor published elsewhere.
- Should support Editor-in-Chief in handling ethical issues, complaints and appeals regarding the publication standards.
- Suggest publisher with new policies and for the development of the Journal
- Need to take up the role of Editor-in-chief when not available.
Note: : Members are expected to review around 10-50 manuscripts for each year. If they failed to do so, editors will be deposed from Editorial Board according to the Editorial policy. The criteria mentioned above can be altered with respective to the journal by the Editorial office.