The Editor-in-Chief, being the primary editorial leader of the publication, will collaborate with the editorial team to ensure a high-quality experience for both authors and readers. The Editor-in-Chief will supervise the operations and policies of the publishing process.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Clearly and unambiguously define the goals and scope of the journal.
- Comprehend and outline the editorial procedures and processes of the journal.
- Evaluate the scholarly content of the journal for rigor and authenticity.
- Attend meetings with publishers or publication committees to promote the journal.
- Maintain communication with the Editorial Board to aid the editorial team in efficiently managing the journal.
- Demonstrate the ability to offer guidance and counsel to the editor when necessary.
The Editorial Board members are also an integral part of participating in the operation of a journal and can assist in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
- Working closely with the editor and other members of the Editorial Board to establish the editorial vision, policies, and practices of the journal.
- Providing expertise, advice, and assistance in assessing the editor.
- Supplying scientific expertise to the journal and offering timely advice.
- Promoting the journal to authors and readers by soliciting or accepting high-quality manuscripts annually.
- Identifying potential reviewers and providing assistance to editors.
- Pre-screening new submissions and making decisions regarding their research expertise.
- Recommending whether the submitted articles should be sent out for peer review.
The Editorial Board members are appointed for a preliminary term of one year, which can be extended. Members of the Editorial Board may opt to resign at any time if they find themselves overwhelmed by the demands of the journal's Editorial Board.
Special Issues are typically edited by a Guest Editor who invites colleagues from the same field of study to publish on a topic within their area of expertise, thereby facilitating the exchange of prominent scholars from around the world. It is worth noting that the acceptance or rejection of a Guest Editor's own papers will be decided by the Editor-in-Chief or another Editorial Board approved by the Editor-in-Chief.
The Guest Editor's responsibilities include:
- Working with the editorial board to prepare descriptions and keywords for their Special Issue.
- Collaborating with the journal on publicity and preparing editorials to open or close the Issue.
- Pre-screening, overseeing the entire peer review process, and making decisions on new submissions for the issue.
All submissions to the journal published by Forum Multimedia Publishing are initially reviewed by the Editor-in-Chief or another Editorial Board/Guest Editor approved by the Editor-in-Chief. At this stage, manuscripts may be rejected without peer review (double anonymized) if it is felt that they are not of high enough quality, priority, or relevance to the journals. Manuscripts that are not instantly rejected are sent out for double-anonymized peer review, usually to at least two independent reviewers. Based on the feedback from these reviewers and the Editors' judgment, a decision is made on the manuscript. See more details about the Editorial Process and Peer-Review.
We will produce all accepted manuscripts, which includes editing, typesetting, and conversion to XML. Language editing will be carried out by a professional English editor. Therefore, we strongly recommend authors undertake English editing before publication or during the revision period, and provide proof of this to the editorial office.
Editorials, news and interview articles written by the journal's editors do not undergo external peer review. However, articles written by the editors that report original research, analysis or other content will be subject to independent peer-reviewed.
To ensure impartiality in decision-making and to avoid any potential conflict of interest, authors serving on the Journal's editorial board will not be involved in any editorial processing of manuscripts (including review, editing, and final decisions). The editors will also not be involved in decision-making for manuscripts written by family members or colleagues, or related to products or services in which the editors have an interest or other perceived conflicts of interest. Any such submissions are subject to all the regular procedures of the journal, and peer review is independent of the editors involved and their research teams. For example, articles from the Editor-in-Chief will be assigned to an Associate Editor-in-Chief or, in the absence of an Associate Editor-in-Chief, to an Editorial Board with relevant expertise (who does not have any conflicts of interest with the Editor-in-Chief). After receiving review comments from external reviewers, the manuscript will be returned to the Associate Editor-in-Chief or a member of the Editorial Board (with whom the Editor-in-Chief does not have any conflicts of interest) for a final decision.
Additionally, if the manuscript is accepted, we will also ask the authors to indicate in a footnote the appropriate conflict of interest (e.g., relationship to the journal, whether sponsorship is included, etc.). Here is an example: XXX is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal, and XXX declares no conflict of interest by not participating in the peer review process. Author XXX is responsible for all content of the manuscript.