Most journals operate under the guidance of an editorial board, providing expert advice on content, attracting new authors, and encouraging submissions.
The Editorial Board, or (Editorial) Advisory Board, is a team of experts in the journal’s field. Editorial board members:
Editorial Board members are selected by the journal’s editor(s), with input from the publisher. Editorial boards generally undergo a complete revision every two or three years, with members joining, stepping down or continuing for another term. Changes also occur in the interim, for example if a member resigns.
A journal’s editorial board can affect its quality, so editors should consider the following:
If you’re interested in joining a journal’s editorial board, locate the journal, and contact the editor via the Editorial Board listings page.
In your role you should:
In general, a journal will have multiple editors if it is:
Multiple editors may sit between the Editor(s)-in-Chief and the Editorial Board, and can also be referred to as:
If you are working with additional editors, then papers may be divided between you on the basis of:
Multiple editors may have different roles, depending on the journal. Your publishing contract will be able to advise you on these.