Editor Guidelines

Scientific Archives’s Mission

Scientific Archives is an open-access, peer-reviewed publisher with a motto of redefining science through a gold open-access model. Driven by the belief that modern science has the power to improve humanity, we publish impactful research and help researchers make discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, & give them the knowledge they need to find funding. Scientific Archives has been an active part of the global scholarly community, supporting open research that transforms society, and dissemination of pivotal research. Being one of the emerging publishers, we are committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research.

It is our great honor to partner with you, and this page aims to provide you with some guidance on your role as editor. Scientific Archives assists you timely in every aspect of fulfilling your editorial responsibilities.

Scientific Archives & Open Access

“Removing access barriers to this literature will accelerate research, enrich education, share the learning …, and lay the foundation for uniting humanity …”— The Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), December 1-2, 2001.

“We define open access as a comprehensive source of human knowledge and cultural heritage that has been approved by the scientific community.”— The Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities, October 22, 2003.

Open Access— Making research outputs freely available to all, is the way to overcome the issues surrounding access to research material. Respecting the ‘statement of principle, strategy, and a commitment to Open Access’ by BOAI and the Berlin Declaration, Scientific Archives is here to empower researchers with its rapid open access publication.

Scientific Archives— with the commitment to Open Access to scholarly publications, is supporting and inspiring the scientific community worldwide.

Innovation at Scientific Archives

By testing and learning from our open-access publishing practice, we continue to evolve and innovate what we offer. Here are some of our innovations at a glance.

  1. Rapid review process: Unlike the traditional review process which will take months to years to complete the review process, Scientific Archives follows a rapid review process which allows lesser turnaround times comparatively.
  2. Continuous publication: Scientific Archives’s new practice allows article to publish immediately upon acceptance in a fully citable version along with the DOI, rather than waiting for all articles of the issue to be ready.
  3. Article-level dissemination: It is evident that with Open Access in the stream, publishing giants have lost their way of promoting each article. Scientific Archives’s dedicated marketing team ensures that each article gets deserved distribution and circulation.

More details on special features of Scientific Archives journals are available here.

Your role as Editor

Scientific Archives, as a publisher, has the greatest responsibility towards the authors, peer reviewers, journal readers, and scientific community. Editor-in-Chief and Editors play a crucial role in maintaining and improving the standards of the journal by ensuring the quality of a publication.

Responsibilities of Editor 

  • The editor is responsible for deciding which submitted articles will be published in the journal, and, is also accountable for everything published in the journal during the editorial tenure.
  • The editor should evaluate manuscripts for intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).
  • The editor shall protect the privacy of materials submitted to the journal as well as all journal communications unless otherwise agreed by relevant authors and reviewers.
  • The editor shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, and timely. 
  • The editor shall work to protect the integrity of the published records by reviewing and assessing reported or suspected misconduct in conjunction with the Publisher.

Duties of Editor 

  • Ensuring a supply of high-quality manuscripts to maintain the publishing schedule of the journal.
  • Suggesting and recruiting new editorial board in order.
  • Handle/review the articles as per the availability. Editor’s journal contact will help them in article handling, fetching, and assigning reviewers.
  • Check the scope of the article submitted to the journal before sending it for peer review.
  • Monitor the peer review process and ensure that it is undertaken promptly.
  • Coining and handling special issues for the journal.
  • Advise on journal policy and scope and participate in journal development.
  • Promote the journal at conferences, seminars, workshops, and relevant public events. ix. Be an active participant in providing new ideas, and suggestions in improving the standard of the journal.

Benefits for Editors: As most of these positions are unpaid, we offer the following important benefits 

  • Joining as Editor can be a significant aspect of career progression.
  • Being an Editor demonstrates to potential employers and funding bodies that you are an active participant in your field.
  • Editors will have the access to the latest research in advance and new contacts in your research field.
  • Serving as Editor enhances your knowledge of how editorial decisions are made and gives insight into the peer-review process. 
  • Get to know other scholars in your field and broaden academic connectivity. 
  • Being an Editor will be an opportunity to edit a special issue of your interest.
  • Your biography and achievements along with the research profile will be displayed on the journal webpage
  • Editors can publish articles free of charge in their respective journals. 
  • Minimum processing charges or special discounts will be provided for the articles commissioned by the editors.

Please be noted that the editorial office will assist editors in all aspects of fulfilling their responsibilities. Editors are requested to communicate with the managing editor of the journal for more details.