Editors Matter

Hindawi's New Editors Sections provides guidance and resources for Editorial Board members

Today we launched a new section of our website dedicated to providing resources for our Editorial Board members.

Editors are the cornerstone of a well-functioning peer review system. At Hindawi, our editors are especially crucial, since the distributed Editorial Board model we operate does not employ journal Editor in Chiefs. Thus, we rely on our editors to inform and shape the direction of our journals.

Our Editorial Boards are made up of practising expert academics from around the world, and across our range of subject disciplines. These editors are volunteers who balance both their academic and editorial responsibilities, and we endeavour to support them in every way possible. Thus, we are now providing pages dedicated to editorial policy and best practice, to keep our editors well informed and up to date on our latest initiatives.

The section will also inform Editorial Board members of opportunities to be involved in the development of their journals, by promoting them within the community, through leading Editorial Board Special Issues, and by keeping us up to date about important movements within their discipline. We will update these pages as policy changes, and continue to keep Editorial Board members up-to-date through our email communications and other channels.

While aimed at assisting editors, these guidelines may also help authors understand how editors handle their manuscripts make editorial decisions. For this reason, and to provide clarity in our editorial processes, we have decided to make the content publicly available.

If you have any comments, questions or would like to suggest other valuable resources to be developed by the Hindawi team please contact community@hindawi.com.

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