Our journal editorial office takes a similar structure to those at many other academic journals. Comprising a range of experienced individuals, including managing editor, editorial associates, software specialists, and administrative coordinators, the editorial office strives to provide a smooth service for authors and reviewers alike. Its responsibilities include:
- Managing the peer review process to ensure manuscripts progress smoothly through peer review. This involves providing reviewers with all the information they need, to guarantee authors receive a review that improves the quality of their manuscript.
- Compiling issues, making sure they are delivered on time and to the highest standard.
- Editing, proof-reading, and reformatting manuscripts to ensure they are finished to a high quality and conform to the journal style.
- Providing assistance with submissions and handling queries and problems.
Our editorial office is quick to respond to online trends. The editorial office staff frequently conducts data analysis of citation levels, usage, and author submission behavior to determine content that would enhance readership, all while balancing commercial aspirations with editorial integrity, direction and policies.
For publishing and ethical standards, we follow the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals (http://www.icmje.org/recommendations/) issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) and the Cope of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (http://publicationethics.org/files/Code_of_conduct_for_journal_editors.pdf) issued by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
Updated on Feb. 22, 2020