As an Editor of the Journal Editorial Board, you will be contributing greatly to the prestige of the journal and the high standards of peer review. The role of the Editor in scholarly publishing is the management of the peer review of manuscripts by reviewers. The Editors are responsible for the consistency and reputation of our journals. By assuring the selection of appropriate reviewers to identify quality manuscripts, and by efficiently managing the peer review process, the quality and value of our publications are increased. CSC Journals requires the peer review of all papers that appear in our journals and papers are selected for publication on the basis of novelty, quality and appropriateness.
CAE expectations from editors are described as follows:
The Editor first evaluates all manuscripts. It is rare but entirely feasible for an exceptional manuscript to be accepted at this stage. Those rejected at this stage are insufficiently original, have poor grammar or English language, or are outside the aims and scope of the journal. Should the Editor decide to not assign reviewers but instead reject the submission, he/she is required to provide comments to be returned to the author. Those that meet the minimum criteria are passed on to preferable 3 but at least 2 experts for review. Suggestions for referees from the author are welcome, though these recommendations may or may not be used. Editors will solicit reviewers with the title and an abstract of the submission and, if accepted, send reviewers the submission via email. Editors should guide referees with Reviewer Guidelines. Referees directly return their reviews to the Editor through electronic review system. Unless the Editor makes specific arrangements with a reviewer, the deadline to return a completed review is 4 weeks. Upon acceptance of the paper, all authors are then informed about the review comments and asked to submit camera-ready copy along with publication payment fee.