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  • Nature of role 
  • This is a voluntary position, and there is no remuneration/royalty related to the post in any circumstances. 
  • Purpose of role 
  • The role of the Editorial Board is to advise and support the Editor, who has responsibility for the content of the journal. 
  • Peer-review 

            We expect that you will: 

  • Review papers for the Editor (two paper in an year) 
  • Provide second opinions on papers (e.g. where reviews are incomplete or rejection of a commissioned article has been recommended) 
  • Help identify suitable reviewers.
  • Possibly oversee the review process for several papers in a particular stream– choosing reviewers and contributing to the final publication decision. 
  • Contributing content

             Board members should

  • Consider the journal first for your own educational articles. 
  • Contribute: Articles, Editorials, Short pieces, Correspondence etc. 
  • Help as required in approaching potential contributors. 
  • Board members should help promote the journal to authors, readers and subscribers, and should encourage colleagues to submit their best work to us. They should help to ensure the journal is well used by local faculty, journal clubs etc., and that subscriptions held by local faculty libraries are maintained. 
  • Providing input into strategy

             The Board should provide advice on a range of subjects, for example: 

  • Future direction for the journal. 
  • Subject-specific expertise (e.g. research progress in your particular community, new areas to look at, important conferences at which the journal should be promoted) 
  • Competitor comparisons 
  • Ideas and innovations 
  • Policy developments. 
  • Financial and commercial aspects of the journals are the responsibility of the Publications Management Board, but Editorial Board members are expected to maintain an awareness of financial implications of editorial decisions. 
  • Contacts 
  • The Editorial Board member will work closely with the Editor of the Journal and Board members with sub-editorial roles.