Due to an increase in manuscript submissions, the Editor-in-Chief may assign manuscripts to journaling editors to plan, coordinate, and revise material for publications. The editor assigns relevant peer reviewers to review the assigned manuscripts. Editors also review story ideas and decide which material is most appealing to readers. During the review process, editors provide comments to improve the product and suggest titles and headlines. 

The editor must be an active and expert in the field of the journal. The following roles are recommended.

-Full management of articles

Full user management

-Making all decisions and communicating to the authors (decision making)

-Regular holding of editorial board meetings

-Introducing the members of the magazine (select staff)

-Scientific policymaking for the advancement of the journal

-Writing editorial articles


An editor must have:

Independence in decision making

Adherence to justice in the judgment of articles

Free from any kind of interference with personal interests (Disclosure and Conflicts of interest)

Motivate the refereeing team

Involvement and cooperation in investigations.


Different Types of Editors



The editor-in-chief is the person who usually heads the editorial board and controls all other editors of the journal. You distribute your work to editorial teams and oversee larger projects. The EIC is also responsible for maintaining the journal's voice and upholding its philosophy and mission. Publishers sometimes refer to editors-in-chief as general editors. This basically means that you can work on a project of your choice. 



The responsible editor is the person who charge overall responsibility for an article, story, or other content.


Editorial Committee Members

The Editorial Board is a team of experts in the journal's field. Editorial board members: Review the submitted manuscript. Advice on journal policy and scope. Identify special issue topics that you can edit as a guest. 


Associate Editors

Associate editors often work for journal. Associate editors often have the same responsibilities as acquisition editors. He or she is responsible for finding content to publish. These types of editors read and review published material. We often tweak our titles and content to make them more engaging, tailoring topics that our readers might be interested in. Keep the journal's overall goals in mind when selecting and editing content.  


Section Editors

Section editors generally manage the review of submissions and the processing of accepted submissions. 



One of two or more persons who jointly act as editors of a work or project.

What is the role of a co-editor?

Assist with page layout and design work for publications. Guidance to other staff on typographical conventions and style. Cooperation with designers, writers and photographers. Perform edit and review of submitted articles.  


Guest editors

Guest editors play a key role in sourcing content and leading the special edition review process.