Editorial team duties and responsabilities
Tektonika editors are responsible for:
- Facilitating the peer review process and determining whether articles are of appropriate scope and quality to be published
- Mapping out the content of journal volumes, ensuring that they are in line with Tektonika’s scope and ethos
- Act as Tektonika representatives at conferences and social events, promoting diamond open access and developing relationships with the wider tectonics and structural geology community.
1. Roles that form the Editorial Team, and their responsibilities:
1.1 Executive editors
- Receiving submissions and carrying out a first-pass assessment to determine a priori suitability for publication in Tektonika
- Checking the scientific integrity of articles
- Delegating individual manuscripts to associate editors (who will oversee the peer review process)
- Participating in updating journal policies, guidelines and procedures to better reflect the evolving needs of the journal over time
- Together with associate editors, making final decisions regarding article acceptance following completion of the peer review process
- Ensuring that articles are handled fairly and in a timely manner
- Acting as a ready team of potential reviewers with an active interest in the success of the journal
1.2 Associate editors
- Handling individual manuscripts from submission to outcome, and doing so in accordance with Tektonika’s editor guidelines.
- Seeking out potential reviewers and facilitating the peer review process from start to finish
- Determining whether articles are of appropriate scope and quality to be published in Tektonika, with support from Executive editors where required.
- (After article acceptance), liaising with the Production Chief towards finalising the publication-ready version of the manuscript.
- Managing author and reviewer complaints, escalating them to their respective Executive Editor when required, and helping resolve them.
- Acting as a ready team of potential reviewers with an active interest in the success of the journal.