Editor-In-Chief Role Overview

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In this section, the role of editor-in-chief is explained. Among other features, the editor- in-chief manages the circulation of the manuscript in the system. This includes assigning the manuscript to the reviewer, sending it back to the author for revision, getting reports on newly submitted manuscripts etc.

The editor-in-chief could also register new reviewers to the system and access every manuscript submitted to the system depending on where it is in its cycle (i.e. from the left panel)

Assign Manuscript to Reviewer:

As mentioned previously the editor-in-chief can assign the manuscript to reviewers. To do so the following process should be followed. By clicking on the “New Manuscripts”, you will first get access to all the newly submitted manuscripts.

Afterwards by clicking on the “Manuscript ID” of a specific manuscript the details of that manuscript would be available and possible to change the status of that manuscript (Please see the image below).

By clicking on the “Select an Option” dropdown and choosing the “Assign Manuscript to Reviewers” option, the editor-in-chief would be able to assign the manuscript to a reviewer.

After choosing the reviewer and configuring different settings such as the “Review Type”, “Review Due Date”, etc. (see image below) and attaching any necessary files the manuscript will be assigned to that specific reviewer.

Assign Manuscript to Editor:

The editor-in-chief could also assign the manuscript to the editors. To do so, first click on the “Manuscript ID” of that specific manuscript and then select “Assign Manuscript to Editor”.

After which you select the specific editor you wish to assign the manuscript to, enter any comments for the editor to see, and the email content.

Assign Manuscript to Editorial Board:

Assigning a manuscript to the Editorial Board also has the same process.

Afterwards, enter any comments, email content, attach any files, select the assignment type and the review due date.

Manuscript Revisions:

If a manuscript needs revision, the editor-in-chief would send it back to the author so they would revise it and send in the revised version. To do so, you would have to first click on the specific manuscript ID, and then choose any of the four relevant options categorized under “Revision” from the dropdown list.

After which you can add comments for the author, the email content, revision due date, attach any files and select from some available options such as archiving the manuscript main file.Manuscript Acceptance:

When a manuscript gets accepted to the journal, depending on where in the process it is, the editor-in-chief can make different decision such as sending it to author for payment, sending it to the language editor or the page designer, give it a preliminary acceptance or a final acceptance.

Manuscript Rejection:

A manuscript could also get rejected from the journal because of a number of reasons. Dependent on the reason of rejection, the editor-in-chief should select that specific reason under the “Rejection” category in the drop-down list.

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