For editors

Editors’ Roles and Responsibilities

Academic editors evaluate each submitted manuscript's breadth and quality before recommending a course of action based on input from peer reviewers. Collectively, editorial boards are accountable for making sure that the journal publishes top-notch research that is in line with its goals.


Handling manuscripts

Making the decision as to whether or not a submission should be published in JABET is one of an Academic Editor's most crucial responsibilities. This manual offers assistance to new Editors and outlines the procedures involved in the decision-making process. 

Approving Special Issues

One-time journal issues called special issues concentrate on a particular subject or modern concern. A group of Guest Editors from outside the Editorial Board make the suggestions and oversee the management of Special Issues. Members of the editorial board are also encouraged to provide ideas for special issues.

Editorial Board members are best placed to make a decision on whether the topic of a Special Issue is a good fit for the journal. Therefore, we contact Editors for advice on a Special Issue proposal.

Providing feedback

We ask editors to comment on the direction or performance of JABET. We use your feedback to enhance every facet of our journal.

Editorial log in and benefits

  • Editors may log in to the editorial dashboard using click here

  • For each completed editing, the editor is eligible for a 15 USD discount on the Article Processing Charge (APC) for their submitted article to JABET. The discounts accumulate, meaning that depending on the number of editing completed, the editor may qualify for a 100% discount on the APC.

  • We also acknowledge editors by publishing an annual best editors list on our website every January.

  • Finally, the editor's contributions are valued and recognized beyond our journal. Web of Sciences, an independent organization, provides verified recognition to editors for their peer review contributions to JABET.


Promoting the journal

We anticipate that our Editors will be eager to spread the word about their diligent work to friends, family, and other contacts. The journals that receive the most support and promotion from their editorial boards are the most successful.

We urge Editors to promote JABET at conferences, talk about them among their peers, and include them in their internet profiles.


Selecting and appointing editors

Numerous factors affect the Editorial Board's size. These factors include how many submissions a journal receives, how long it typically takes to process a manuscript, and how much time each board member is willing to devote.

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 years, with members joining, stepping down or continuing for another term. Changes also occur in the interim, for example, if a member resigns. The editorial board of JABET is a center part of the journal’s quality, so editors consider the following:

  • Board members’ expertise should represent the journal’s scope
  • The location of board members should represent the reach of the journal
  • Representatives should be appointed from key research institutes
  • Existing board members may have suggestions for new members
  • Former guest editors of special issues, and authors of key reviews, and top reviewers may be suitable
  • An academic editor, an individual must have a PhD within the scope of JABET and have a track record of publishing well-received papers within the journal’s scope. 

If a board member retires, or if our analysis suggests that a larger board is required, JABET will handle the recruitment of new Editors by using Join here.


Conflicts of interest

  • As a member of a journal’s Editorial Board, the editor needs to be very aware of the risk of conflicts when handling a manuscript. Firstly, editors should assess their own potential conflicts. If they have recently coauthored with the author(s) of the manuscript, they could be perceived to be influenced by their relationship. JABET aims to avoid assigning papers to Editors who might have conflicts, but we also expect our Editors to declare any conflicts. If they believe a conflict exists, they should refuse to handle the manuscript.
  • As a subject expert, the journal relies on the editor’s knowledge of the discipline to assess any conflicts declared by a submitting author. They are also uniquely placed to be able to identify any undeclared conflicts that an author might have. They should think about these factors when making a recommendation on the manuscript. They should also consider potential conflicts when assigning the manuscript to reviewers.
  • JABET performs conflict of interest checks on all reviewers before they receive the manuscript for review, but they should also rely on their knowledge of the sector to inform assignments they make. Typically, they should not select a referee who:

-works or has recently worked at the same institution as the author or authors; or

-has recently coauthored a paper with the author or authors; or

-has a recent or current collaboration with the author or authors.



All manuscripts should be kept completely confidential. The Editor and any member of the Editorial Team must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. Editors should not use any of its insights until after publication.


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