The role of an editorThe role of the editor is to maintain and develop the journal’s profile and reputation wherever possible. The editor has final responsibility for the journal’s content. The editor should ensure that the journal’s aims, scope, and content respond to any changes of direction in the field of study to incorporate newly-emerging work. The editor will work closely with the asistant editor and the journal’s publisher to ensure that it is strategically developed in line with market evolution. They will make recommendations in this regard, based on the editor's complementary expertise and sources of information.
The main duties and responsibilities
Editor-in-Chief / Chief editor / editor: He/she is the head of the journal and ultimately responsible for its content and editorial processes. Supported by a wider team, the Editor-in-Chief assesses incoming submissions, makes decisions, and manages the peer review process as well as promoting the journal and representing it at related conferences and events. Together with the publishing team at Izmir Academy Association (İzmir Akademi Derneği), the Editor-in-Chief determines and implements the strategic direction of the journal, defining its scope, recommending new team members and soliciting content to ensure the growth and development of the journal. Previous experience in another editorial role is highly recommended, and may be required before taking on the responsibilities of an Editor-in-Chief. Journal chief editors are appointed by the publisher's authorized committees for a period of 2 years. At the end of this period, a new editor may be appointed or the current editor's task may continue. Izmir Academy Association authorized boards may dismiss the editor-in-chief before the end of their term of office if deemed necessary. The reasoned decision in dismissal procedures is notified to the relevant editor. The chief editors of the Journal are responsible for their work and transactions in the relevant period.
Associate editor, Senior editor, Section editor: Editor-in-Chief is assisted in their editorial duties by one or more additional editors. He/she screen incoming submissions, oversee the peer review process for certain manuscripts, make decisions, or do all the above (and more). Associate editor, Senior Editor, and Section Editor are appointed annually by the publisher's authorized committees, taking into account the recommendations of the chief editor. At the end of this period, a new one can be appointed or the current person's duty can continue. Izmir Academy Association authorized boards may dismiss the editor before the end of their term of office if deemed necessary. The reasoned decision in dismissal procedures is notified to the relevant editor. The associate editor, Senior Editor, and Section editor are responsible for their work and transactions in the relevant period.
Guest editors/Special Issue editors: Guest editors/Special Issue editors serve a short term; it is usually a temporary role that is responsible for inviting content and/or coordinating on a specific topic of great interest to the journal. Guest editors are involved with special issues which bring together several contributors all writing on the same theme. Appointments are made with the recommendation of the journal publisher and the editorial board and with the consent of the publisher. In the assignment process, the term of it is determined. At the end of this period, his duties and powers in the journal expire. Guest editors/Special Issue editors are responsible for their work and transactions in the relevant period. Guest editorships are ideal positions to explore and learn what it’s like to be an editor and may lead to a more permanent role on the journal’s editorial team.
Editorial Board member: Editorial Board members support the Editor-in-Chief and other editors by reviewing manuscripts, promoting the journal, advising on journal strategy and development, and supporting the journal wherever possible. Editorial Board member positions are a great starting point for gaining reviewing and publishing experience, and testing interest in editorial work. The editor-in-chief appoints the editorial board members for a term (a year). The members of the editorial board may be reappointed, or his/her duty may be terminated after each term. The relevant editorial board member is responsible to the chief editor and associate/assistant editor.