Guide for Editors

The editor-in-chief oversees the editorial process, beginning with the assignment of the associate editor to a submission.

Associate editors usually manage the review of submissions and the editing of those that are accepted.

Depending on the journal's policies, however, an associate editor initially assigned to a submission by the editor-in-chief may be asked only to see it through the review stage, after which, if the submission is accepted, the editor-in-chief takes over (in the role of associate editor).

The managing editor copyedits a submission, modifies the layout of a submission, and conducts a final proofreading of the submission in its proof formats prepared for publication.