Alborz University of Medical Sciences publications follow a rigorous criterion in the selection of Editorial Board members and below mentioned is the criteria for a researcher to meet our Editorial Board policy. All the members are expected to strive to meet the high ethical and publications standards in accordance to COPE and ICMJE guidelines.

General Guidelines for Editorial Board members

  • Editors should hold the responsibility for the whole Journal content
  • Contribute to Journal development and management through generous relationship with other board members
  • Update reviewers and authors with new policies and guidelines
  • Ensure steady communication with the editorial office
  • Assure the integrity in the published work
  • Editors should ensure the protection of individual data and maintain confidentiality
  • Ensure constructive, fair and timely feedback to the authors for their contribution
  • Elevate Journal's reputation among their affiliated academic community
  • Represent and promote the journal at academic meetings and conferences.

Editor-in-Chief


Criteria

  • The Editor-in-Chief must have 60 -100 publications in International peer reviewed journals.
  • An academic rank above Associate Professor or equivalent.

The Editor-in-Chief has a vital role in the success of a Journal. They should guarantee the quality and integrity of the content found in the Journal. It is their primary responsibility to educate and communicate the vision to the authors, readers, editorial board members and publisher. The Editor-in-Chief should put consistent efforts to enhance quality and elevate the significance of published articles to the corresponding community.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Editor-in-Chief should take the whole responsibility of the Journal and He/She should be familiar with the subject literature, research design, statistics, publication ethics and standards. Should also possess extensive Editorial and interpersonal skills.
  • Should strive for the development of the Journal and suggest the publisher for further improvisations with additional policies.
  • Should encourage submission of quality articles by writing Editorials on the Journal's performance.
  • Should be responsible in selection and rotation of Editorial Board members, maintenance and development of Journal, participation in review process and look for appropriateness.
  • Should conduct annual meetings and educate the Editorial Board members with updated information and new policies of the Journal.
  • Set annual objectives and assign responsibilities to the Board members for peer review process and ensure their timely completion.
  • Sets annual objectives on peer review process and timely publication, evaluate the performance of Board members and encourage promotions appropriately. Should act accordingly in taking action to improve the objectives that are not achieved timely.
  • Should recommend Editorial office promptly when approached on the account of rejection or acceptance of a manuscript in relation to the scope, manuscript transfer or re-submission requests while ensuring the readers interest, significance of the study, readability and wide accessibility.
  • Generally, after the peer review process and initial editing, the manuscript comes to the Editor-in-Chief for the final approval. The final decision to accept or reject of an article will be held with Editor-in-Chief. He/She should cross check the content quality, writing style and construction, grammar, spellings, data presentation and organization prior to take the final decision.
  • Should ensure that the manuscript is neither plagiarized nor published elsewhere. If the paper found plagiarized or infringed, the Editor-in-Chief has the right to reject the article straight away.
  • Should supervise and support the publisher in handling complaints and appeals, responding genuinely to ethical problems regarding publication of any duplicate or fraudulent work.

Associate Editor


Criteria

  • The Associate Editorial Board member must have 15-20 publications in International peer reviewed journals.
  • An academic rank above Assistant professor or equivalent.

The Associate Editor has to assist both the Senior Editor and the Editor-in-Chief in guaranteeing the quality of content found in Journal and communicating its vision for the journal to authors, Editorial Board members, readers, and publisher. Associate Editor should be mindful with the policies of the Journal and publisher, Author guidelines, Editor guidelines and Reviewer guidelines.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Associate Editor should guide the Authors, Editors and Reviewers with the guidelines available from the website.
  • Encourage submission of high quality articles in the Journal and assist Senior Editor in monitoring the content quality.
  • Participate in conducting annual meetings and educate the Editorial Board members with updated information and new policies of the Journal.
  • Monitor the manuscripts for writing style, language, presentation according to the Journal's policy and instructions.
  • Should ensure effective peer review process and timely publication.
  • Should ensure the integrity of the Journal content and quality in the published articles.
  • Should ensure that the manuscript is neither plagiarized nor published elsewhere.
  • Suggest publisher with new policies and for the development of the Journal.
  • Should suggest eminent reviewers during the peer review process.

Note: : Members are expected to review around 3-5 manuscripts for each year. If they failed to do so, editors will be deposed from Editorial Board according to the Editorial policy. The criteria mentioned above can be altered with respective to the journal by the Editorial office.