Structure and role

Editorial structure and role

Editors-in-chief. They are the lead editors and ultimately responsible for the content of the journal. The editors-in-chief primary responsibilities include: directing the overall strategy of the journal, reviewing and deciding upon submitted manuscripts to ensure sustainable and timely copy flow, and acting as ambassadors for the journal. They may delegate part of their duties to designated associate directors.

Associate directors/Deputy editors. The editors-in chief delegate work to these associate directors and deputize some decisions to them.

Associate editors. They  work with the editors-in-chief and advise them on topics that should be addressed by the journal as well as the overall scope and focus of the journal. They oversee the review process, putting a preliminary decision on papers assigned to them by the editors-in-chief or deputy editors. They also serve as reviewers as well as ambassadors of the journal. They may contribute to journal content, either by contributing a submission or acting as a special issue's Guest Editor.

Editorial board. They contribute by recruiting contributors (publications, reviewers, etc.) and/or publishing to the journal, review manuscripts on the request on the editors-in-chief, deputy or associate editors, and give their opinions on assigned taks.

Advisory committee. They are prominent experts in the journal's field who act as ambassadors for the journal.

Managing editors. They are responsible for lighter copyediting of manuscripts and other technical tasks. They help promote the journal to colleagues and peers, and encourage them to submit their works to the journal.

Reviewers. They play a critical role in manuscript appraisal and the subsequent decision. They receive manuscripts to evaluate and give their opinions on the suitability of them. 


The Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee includes editors-in-chief, deputy and associate editors. They evaluate the journal's health and discuss overall goals. Editorial Board members may also be invited.

Editorial Committee meetings are an opportunity for the Direction to brief them on topics, answer questions, and also get ideas for upcoming journal issues. These meetings are a key way of networking and building and strengthening the relationship between them. The frequency of these meeting varies depending on the specific needs of the journal. EJFB Editorial Committee meets at least once a year. These meetings can be done face to face or video conferencing.