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At Scifiniti, we uphold the principles of academic rigor, research integrity, and ethical publishing. Our Editorial Board serves as the backbone of our scholarly endeavors, guiding the publication through a rigorous and principled journey. The members of our Editorial Board are distinguished experts committed to ensuring the quality and credibility of the research we disseminate. They play an integral role in upholding our journal's unwavering dedication to excellence and integrity in academic publishing.

I. Editorial Board Diversity

Diversity within an Editorial Board is paramount in the context of scientific publishing. It represents the essence of academic excellence and ethical publishing. A diverse board encompasses a wide array of expertise, experiences, and backgrounds, offering a multifaceted perspective that is invaluable in the rigorous evaluation of research submissions. At Scifiniti, we ensure that the Editorial Board of our journals is diversified and consists of individuals from varied geographical regions, ensuring a broad range of expertise, experience, and backgrounds.  Scifiniti adheres to COPE guidelines to enhance the diversity of its editorial board.  

II. Recruitment of New Editorial Board Members

The Editor-in-Chief and other Editorial Board members typically nominate potential candidates for the Editorial Board. Regardless of these nominations, all individuals undergo a rigorous review process against the board's criteria. Only those individuals who are not only recommended but also demonstrate a strong commitment to fulfilling the responsibilities are ultimately considered for membership on the Board.

III. Editorial Board Criteria

To become a new member of our Editorial Board, one should:

  • Possess a deep and distinguished knowledge of the subject area covered by the journal.
  • hold key positions at respected institutions, such as universities, research organizations, or industry.
  • have a PhD Degree in the field.
  • Have a reputed publication and citation record in the field similar to the journal.
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to research integrity and ethical publishing practices.

IV. Responsibilities of Editorial Board

a) Editor-in-Chief

The Editor-in-Chief (EiC) holds the most prestigious editorial position within the journal's hierarchy. Their central role encompasses the comprehensive management of the publication process, with a strong emphasis on maintaining the journal's editorial standards and safeguarding its integrity. Collaborating closely with associate editors, an esteemed editorial board, and the dedicated journal publishing team, the EiC ensures the seamless operation of the journal. Furthermore, the Editor-in-Chief assumes a leadership role in establishing and refining the journal's overarching vision and direction, thus ensuring its ongoing relevance and influence within the scientific community. The contract typically spans two years and is renewable upon mutual agreement between the Editor-in-Chief and the publisher.

Responsibilities

  • Defining Editorial Direction: The EiC sets the editorial direction and vision for the publication.
  • Content Selection: Making decisions on the selection of content to be published in the journal.
  • Editorial Standards: Upholding rigorous editorial standards to ensure the publication of top-tier articles.
  • Final Manuscript Decision: Making the ultimate decision regarding the publication of a manuscript following peer review and revision.
  • Editorial Board Recommendations: Recommending and nominating new members for the journal's esteemed editorial board.
  • Editorial Team Oversight: Overseeing the editorial team, which includes recruitment, coordinating meetings, and managing team members.
  • Peer Review Management: Collaborating with the Editorial Office to oversee the peer review process.
  • Special Issue Topics: Suggesting topics for special issues to enhance the journal's diversity and scope.
  • Community Promotion: Actively promoting the journal within the relevant academic community, at conferences, and across various social media platforms.
  • Editorials: Writing editorials for the journal each year.
  • Research Ethics and Misconduct: Assisting the editorial team in addressing issues related to research ethics and publication misconduct.
  • Progress Meetings: Attending meetings related to the journal's development, where suggestions and improvements are actively considered and implemented.

Contract Term: 2 Years which can be renewed with mutual agreement. 

b) Associate Editors 

Associate Editors assist the Editor-in-Chief in deciding on manuscripts and the peer review process. 

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining Content Quality: Associate Editors uphold the high quality and integrity of the journal's content. They meticulously evaluate submitted manuscripts, offer constructive feedback to authors, and ensure compliance with ethical standards and publication guidelines.
  • Peer Review Management:: Associate Editors oversee the peer review process for assigned manuscripts. They select suitable reviewers, oversee the review process, and make editorial decisions based on reviewer feedback and manuscript quality.
  • Editorial Board Support: Associate Editors provide invaluable support to the editorial board and editor-in-chief. They actively participate in editorial meetings, offer insights on editorial policies and strategies, and assist in the recruitment of new editorial board members.

Contract Term: 2 Years which can be renewed with mutual agreement. 

c) Regional Editors

Regional Editors or geographic editors, have specific responsibilities related to a particular region or geographical area in the context of a scientific journal.

Responsibilities 

  • Content Curation: Regional Editors are responsible for curating and selecting content, including research articles, reviews, and contributions from their designated geographic region. They ensure that the content aligns with the journal's scope and quality standards.
  • Promotion: Regional Editors actively promote the journal within their designated geographic area. They may engage with researchers, institutions, and scientific communities to encourage submissions and readership.
  • Maintaining Content Diversity: Regional Editors contribute to the diversity and global representation of the journal's content by actively seeking and selecting manuscripts from their region.
  • Maintaining Editorial Board Diversity: Regional Editors are responsible for maintaining the diversity of the Editorial Board by recruiting new and active members who are experts in the journal’s field.  
  • Thematic Issue Contribution: Contribute or solicit at least 1 thematic journal on an emerging area relevant to the journal’s field.

Contract Term: 2 Years which can be renewed with mutual agreement.

d) Section Editors

Section Editors play a crucial role in the editorial process of a scientific journal. Their responsibilities are focused on managing a specific section or thematic area within the journal.

Responsibilities

  • Content Selection: Section Editors are responsible for curating content within their designated section. This involves selecting and commissioning articles, research papers, reviews, and other contributions that align with the section's focus and the journal's scope.
  • Thematic Issue Contribution: Section Editors are typically experts in their designated field or discipline, and are responsible for soliciting or contributing at least one thematic issue for the journal.
  • Promotion: Section Editors often play a role in promoting their section and may actively seek submissions from researchers and authors in their area of expertise.
  • Emerging Trends: Section Editors keep abreast of emerging trends and developments in their field and ensure that the journal's content remains current and relevant.
  • Editorial Board Appointment: They are responsible for recruiting new members related to their sections on the editorial board.

Contract Term: 2 Years which can be renewed with mutual agreement. 

e) Editorial Board Members

Responsibilities 

  • Manuscript Contribution: Editorial Board members are expected to contribute or solicit at least one manuscript in a year.
  • Peer Review: Editorial Board members assist the editorial office in selecting appropriate reviewers for the submitted articles. They are also expected to review at least 2-3 manuscripts relevant to their expertise.
  • Promotion: Editorial Board members actively promote the journal within researchers, institutions, and scientific communities to encourage submissions and readership.
  • Thematic Issue Contribution: Contribute or solicit at least 1 thematic journal on an emerging area relevant to the journal’s field.

Contract Term: 2 Years which can be renewed with mutual agreement

f) Guest Editors

Guest Editors, appointed for a term of three years, play a pivotal role in curating thematic issues (at least 8-10 manuscripts) for the journal, focusing on emerging and dynamic areas of research. 

Responsibilities 

  • Thematic Issue Contribution: Preparing the thematic issue proposal with the aim & scope, summary, and keywords.
  • Inviting Global Contributors: Inviting relevant potential contributors across diverse regions for manuscript submissions.
  • Editorial for Thematic Issue: Writing an editorial for the thematic issue.
  • Manuscript Contribution: Contributing a manuscript to the thematic issue (optional).
  • Promotions: Promotion of the Topics at conferences, on social media, and other relevant platforms.

The editorial office is responsible to arrange the peer review process for all submissions within the thematic issue. The ultimate acceptance or rejection of the thematic issue centers upon the invaluable feedback provided by the journal's reviewers and the final decision of the Editor-in-Chief. This collective effort ensures that thematic issues meet the journal's rigorous standards of quality, relevance, and scholarly integrity.

V. Editorial Board Registration

If you are interested in joining the editorial board of Scifiniti Journals, we encourage you to select a journal and role of interest and submit your request through our online form. Your profile will be reviewed by the Editor, and the decision will be communicated to you by the Editorial Office. 

It's important to understand that Editorial Board members are typically invited by editors based on the criteria outlined above, and requests to join the Board are based on the journal’s requirement and more importantly Editor-in-Chief’s decision.