Editorial Board

The editorial board, or (editorial) advisory board, is a team of experts in the journal's field. Editorial board members:

yesReview submitted manuscripts

yesAdvise on journal policy and scope

yesIdentify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit

yesAttract new authors and submissions

Selecting editorial board members

Editorial board members are selected by the journal’s editor(s), with input from the publisher. Editorial boards generally undergo a complete revision every one or two years, with members joining, stepping down or continuing for another term. Changes also occur in the interim, for example if a member resigns.

A journal’s editorial board can affect its quality, so editors should consider the following:

yesThe location of board members should represent the reach of the journal

yesBoard members' expertise should represent the journal's scope

yesRepresentatives should be appointed from key research institutes

yesFormer Guest Editors of special issues, and authors of key reviews, and top reviewers may be suitable

yesExisting board members may have suggestions for new members

If you’re interested in joining a journal’s editorial board, send your CV to newredmars@gmail.com and contact the editor via the Editorial Board listings.