Editor’s importunate role towards medical journalism in 2016-way to go!
“Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success” – APJ Abdul Kalam
“As an editor you know your heart and soul are stapled to that manuscript but what we see are the words on the paper” – all needing to be given a framework. A medical journal provides a gist of recent advances of medical science in that branch of medicine. Through its contents, it provides a status of local health needs/problems and issues; it encourages to do research; it creates a platform for dialogue and prepares future researchers, editors and academicians. These duties of a journal are given a shape by the editor. How does he perform this formidable a task?
Salient Features of an Editor’s Responsibility:
The most daunting task is to create an informative and attractive website along with a full proof, smooth system of online submissions and their management. The next is creating a robust editorial board with faculty of more than a decade of editing experience! This is the one work of the editor, wherein friends become foes and vice versa. It is imperative at all times to keep a double blind peer review system in place. Rejected articles of other journals, being taken on your journal are not a bane – as they come after a revision of comments for rejection and undergo a double blind peer review, which accepts it. Unfortunately, though we have high end plagiarism softwares, we do not yet have one for detecting a rejected article being submitting at your journal end! Is it a boon or a bane? Only time will tell!!
As all eyes remain glued to you performances, an editor is at his wits end to maintain an ahead of print of contents; have submissions sent with revisions to the publisher on time; have hard – hitting editorials on board in their journal.
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