Editorial Board Member Responsibilities

An Editor after holding the position is responsible to carefully look after the style and modify the content of a journal publication. Each Editor will be a member of an Editorial Board in his/her area of expertise corresponding to the journal subject.

Scelso Publishers recognizes and honors the importance of an Editorial Board. The Editorial Board upholds an important role in the processing steps of open access publishing at Scelso. These Editors make huge contributions in maintaining the quality, integrity and content of journal publications at par to scientific excellence. The journals under Scelso Publishers Editorial Board follows a strict set of guidelines. These guidelines help to ensure that each Editor on the Editorial Board follows the same principles and provide remarks to enhance the journal standard.

Scelso Publishers aims at maintaining both the efficiency and confidentiality of the peer-review and assessment process in order to have transparent quality check. The Scelso Editorial Board looks forward to respond rapidly and should help to reduce delays in recommending suggestion towards final publication. Below are some points that the Scelso editorial board will have to follow when evaluating a manuscript:

  • The Editorial Board is responsible to maintain the quality of and the content published in the journal. They should also make every effort to set higher standards for the review, where ever possible adjudging a dedication to perfect supervision.
  • Editors must ensure that the content is original and that the science is valid avoiding any plagiarism.
  • Scelso editorial board will protect all confidential data pertaining to manuscript submissions. If the author has used information about human subjects, the editorial board must make sure that the author has obtained written consent and ethical guidelines are also considered.

Primary Screening

After an article is submitted to a journal, a journal editor screens the manuscript and decides whether or not to send it for full peer review. Only after clearing the primary screening is the article sent to one or more peer reviewers. Editors will consider the following aspects:

  • Is the manuscript good enough in quality to be sent for peer review?
  • Does it confirm to the aims and scope of the journal? Whether it has followed the style guidelines and instructions for authors?
  • Does it make a significant contribution to the existing literature?

Unsuitable articles may be rejected without peer review at the editor’s discretion. If the article passes these initial checks, it will be sent for peer review.

Benefits of carrying out this primary screening include:

  • A quick decision for authors - if the manuscript clearly lies outside the scope of the journal, then a rapid rejection allows the author to submit their article to another journal more quickly.
  • Peer reviewers’ time is not wasted - reviewers don’t have to spend time evaluating and giving feedback for a manuscript of clearly inferior quality.

Editorial Board Policies

Scelso strives hard to protect the reliability and integrity of open access journals committed to open research. The editorial committee must work to accommodate the interest of the readers seeking for knowledge sharing. There will be no changes or interference of any sort regarding the final decisions of the Editorial Board. The Editorial Board shall continually endeavor to maintain all ethical standards in research. They will protect copyright and privacy. Each member of the Editorial Board will adhere to an efficient peer review process. Each member will also perform the assigned review in a timely manner to help out in smooth running of the open access publications.

Scelso Editorial Board decisions must never be affected by external factors (e.g. The origin, nationality, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, or political views of the author). The validity and quality of the content provided are the only reasons for assessment. Above all the editors are always welcomed to follow a constructive advisory notion to bring out the publication’s effective exposure.