The Editor-in-Chief is the head of the journal, and is mainly responsible for the scientific quality of the journal. Unlike other Publishers, Francis does not need the Editor-in-Chief to be actively involved in the editorial process, i.e. the Francis editorial team in London will take care of the majority of contact with authors and reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for assisting the Editorial Office in the management of the journal, which entails:
The Editor-in-Chief position is honorary. The initial term for the Editor-in-Chief position is two years and can be renewed.
An Editorial Board member will be asked to review one or two manuscripts per year. Additionally, the Editorial Board members will be approached for input or feedback regarding new regulations relating to the journal from time to time. Editorial Board members are also encouraged to help to promote the journal among their peers or at conferences. The communication with Editorial Board members is done primarily by E-mail. The initial term for an Editorial Board membership is two years and can be renewed. An Editorial Board member may also step down from the position at any time if he or she feels overloaded by the requests from the journal’s Editorial Office.