For Editors

Academic Publishing Pte. Ltd. aims to provide a stable platform for scholars to share their insightful ideas and innovative research results. To achieve this, Academic Publishing works closely with the editors of each journal. Editors, including guest editors, are experts in their fields and have extensive research experience and publishing knowledge. The work of editors must be scientific, rigorous, and impartial, and strictly adhere to publication ethics. An Editor-in-Chief is the most important role for a journal. He works throughout the publishing process to ensure the high-quality publication of the journal.

Generally, the work of an editor involves two major components, namely manuscript handling and journal development.

Manuscript handling

Editors are required to disclose any conflict of interest in relation to the manuscript or the authors. In case where a conflict of interest exists, they should not participate in processing the manuscript and another editor will be reassigned. Once handling a manuscript, it is important for editors to:

  • Keep the material and information of the manuscript confidential;
  • Evaluate the manuscript fairly.
  1. Before sending a manuscript for peer review, editors should assess it from the following aspects:
  • Whether the submission fits the focus and scope of the journal;
  • Whether there is any suspected misconduct, e.g., plagiarism or duplicate publication;
  • Whether the manuscript appears to be sufficiently sound;
  • Whether the manuscript includes necessary informed consent files if necessary;
  • Whether the manuscript is written in readable English.
  1. Sending for peer review

Editors should fully understand the peer review policy of the served journal, and invite two independent-external qualified reviewers (see the “For Reviewers” section for reviewer qualifications). At least two valid reports should be gathered to the Editor-in-Chief for considering the final editorial decisions. 

Journal development

In addition to controlling the publication quality, editors are also responsible for promoting the development of the journal. The following ways are some examples to achieve this goal:

  • Updating the scope of the journal according to the current advances in the field;
  • Maintaining an active Editorial Board by recommending and inviting scholars to join the Editorial Board. Each research area of the journal should be represented by Editorial Board Members. In addition, the composition of the Editorial Board should take due account of geographical diversity and gender;
  • Inviting submissions from colleagues;
  • Showcasing the journal during conferences;
  • Listing the journal information in personal profiles.