The Editor/Editor-in-chief plays a crucial role in maintaining the standards of journals. Also the Editor is our primary member to lead the candid peer-review process.
Actively look for the views of authors, readers, reviewers and editorial board members about customs of improving their journal’s procedure
Appoint suitably qualified editorial board members who can actively contribute to the development and management of the journal
Provide clear guidance to editorial board members about their responsibilities, these might include:
Acting as ambassadors for the journal
Seeking out the best authors and best work (e.g. from conference abstracts) and actively encouraging submissions
Reviewing submissions to the journal
Accepting commissions to write editorials, reviews and commentaries on papers in their specialist areas
Attending and contributing to editorial board meetings
Editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
Editors should not reverse their decisions nor overturn the ones of previous editors without serious reason.
Editors should act if they suspect misconduct, whether a paper is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable attempts to persist in obtaining a resolution to the problem.
Editors should not reject papers based on suspicions; they should have proof of misconduct.
Suggestion towards the maintenance of journal standard.
Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.
Encourages submission of high quality articles to the journal by personally recruiting authors, assisting with outreach.
Phronesis Journals welcomes all medical practitioners, scientists, researchers, academicians and scholars who are interested in serving as volunteer editors.