The Associate Editors are responsible for peer review process of the manuscripts to publish high quality manuscripts.
They ensure that, manuscripts are peer-reviewed in all aspects right from plagiarism to final revision, prior to acceptance for publication.
Associate Editors play a crucial role in enhancing the quality and stature of the journals. The success of the journal mainly depends on their suggestions & active participation.
Associate Editors are requested to assign the reviewers to the articles received from the editorial office.
Articles are assigned based on their research interest. In case of busy work commitments, they can directly inform to the editorial office that enables to assign the article to other Associate Editors having similar research interest.
They should acknowledge to the mails received from Editorial office within the specified time.
If they are unable to review the manuscripts, they can suggest potential reviewers to progress the further process.
Timely contribution of the manuscripts to uphold the frequency of issue release.
There is no limit for the Associate Editors to review the articles. It solely depends on their involvement & time feasibility.
Associate Editors need to ensure the protection of individual data and maintain confidentiality. While considering case reports and patient photographs, it is always suggested to obtain informed consent in written format.