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Editorial Boards

Most journals operate under the guidance of an editorial board, providing expert advice on content, attracting new authors and encouraging submissions. 

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

  • Review submitted manuscripts
  • Advise on journal policy and scope
  • Identify topics for special issues, which they may guest edit
  • Attract new authors and submissions

Selecting editorial board members

Editorial board members are selected by the journal’s Managing editor, with input from the publisher. Editorial boards generally undergo a complete revision every five 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:

  • The location of board members should represent the reach of the journal
  • Board members' expertise should represent the journal's scope
  • Representatives should be appointed from key research institutes
  • Former Guest Editors of special issues, and authors of key reviews, and top reviewers may be suitable
  • Existing board members may have suggestions for new members
  • If you’re interested in joining a JMS editorial board, use the Journal Application to take part in the committee, and contact the managing editor via the email. Click Here for Online Application

Editorial board members

  • Existing board members can be visible @ Click Here


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