Become a Editor

If you have aspirations to become an editor in any of the journal published by Medsci Publications, one of the ways is through a direct invitation from a publisher. This may happen as a result of your expertise in a specific field of science or discipline, in particular when Publishers wish to publish a new journal. Another way to become an editor is to submit application with your CV. Selection of the editor is at discretion of our evaluation panel. However, fulfilment of the following criterial will help to improve your chances of selection.

Typical criteria for an editor position

These would be:

- The candidate must hold a minimum of an MD, MS, or PhD degree.

- Proficiency and background in the journal-related specialty field.

- A record of several books and/or articles published (usually in / related to the specialist field).

- Reviewing articles for a reputable, peer-reviewed publication.

- A strong desire to take on the role of Editor, while also acknowledging the realities of the position and the amount of work that goes into it.


Main Role and Responsibility of a Journal Editor

Promoting academic publications in the journal's specialty field is the primary responsibility of the journal editor. Any journal's editor must entice both established and up-and-coming writers to submit work and assemble a trustworthy group of subject-matter experts to serve as reviewers. Additionally, editors must make sure that any criticism they provide to authors is constructive and that they provide reviewers with feedback when necessary.


In terms of responsibilities:

  • Since it supports the journal's growth, visibility, and reputation in the global community, an editor should make an effort to be a leader in the particular field of practise that underpins journal content.
  • The "Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors" published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) is another resource that editors should become acquainted with. This contains a wealth of information about the moral behaviour expected of authors, editors, and reviewers of journals.
  • An editor may have to decide every time regarding which articles to accept or reject for publication, depending on how the journal is run and organised. To assist them in making these crucial choices, journals will have Associate Editors, Assistant Editors, or Section Editors. For instance, the publisher or their agent, the editor, and a section editor who has identified the problem are usually involved in any decision involving unethical behaviour.
  • As an editor, you will be in regular contact with three or four groups of people: the publisher, the authors, the reviewers, and in certain journals, the production team, who oversee the journal's publication side. This latter group will collaborate with the editor to decide which articles to include in each edition, watch out that the editor doesn't use more pages per issue than agreed upon (particularly if the issue is paper-based), and provide the editor with information about every article at every stage of the editing process. Direct communication with authors and reviewers might also fall under the purview of the Production team member assigned to that particular Editor.


Editorial Board

The main component of an Editorial Board is a group of people who collaborate closely with the Editor to grow the publication and support new projects. Board members may also assume accountability for important tasks related to the journal. Members of the Editorial Board are selected based on their global reach in the field or their proficiency in important journal-related fields. Excellent, seasoned reviewers may occasionally be invited to join the Editorial Board. Additionally, they typically belong to the same professional field as the journal topic. Generally, the Editor reports directly to the Editorial Board, depending on the roles and responsibilities established by the publisher. The Editorial Board of a journal decides collectively whether to add or remove any editors or reviewers.


Medsci Publications strictly adopted following publication ethics and policies of:

1. Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE:

2. World Association of Medical Editors (WAME:

3. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE: