For Editors

Crafting an editorial board for Synsint Research Group journals is a meticulous process aimed at fostering excellence in peer review and journal management. Here’s how it’s done:

1. Appointment by Founder or General Editor

  • The Founder or General Editor appoints individuals to serve on the editorial board.
  • The majority of editorial board members are designated as decision editors, responsible for managing the peer review process of submitted manuscripts.
  • Several special members on the editorial board oversee specific aspects of the journal but do not serve as decision editors.

2. Selection Criteria

  • Candidates are selected based on their expertise in a specific field relevant to the journal’s scope.
  • Geographic and topic distribution is also considered to ensure diversity and representation within the editorial board.
  • Nomination by existing editorial board members may also influence the selection process.
  • Other factors, such as academic credentials, professional experience, and research contributions, may also be taken into account.

3. Term of Service

  • Editorial board members serve three-year terms, during which they actively contribute to the journal’s operations.
  • Reappointment to a second term is typically expected, but it is not guaranteed.

4. Performance Assessment

  • The performance of editorial board members is periodically assessed to ensure continued effectiveness.
  • General performance data, such as the number of manuscripts handled, may be shared with the editorial board as a whole to facilitate self-assessment and benchmarking.
  • More detailed performance data, such as the number of successful appeals or reviewer satisfaction metrics, are kept confidential to maintain privacy and professionalism.

5. Reappointment Decisions

  • Reappointment decisions are based on the overall performance and contributions of editorial board members.
  • Performance evaluations, input from the Founder of the General Editor, and feedback from authors and reviewers may inform reappointment decisions.
  • Editorial board members who consistently demonstrate dedication, integrity, and excellence in their roles are more likely to be reappointed for subsequent terms.