1. Overview

The Editor oversees entire editorial and publishing process. The Editor, working with the Journal Manager (or playing both roles), typically establishes the policies and procedures for the journal, which are used in configuring the journal in Journal Setup.

Via the Editorial Process, the Editor assigns submissions to the Section Editors to see through the submission's Review and Editing processes, while keeping an eye on the submission's progress and assisting with any difficulties in the process.

The Editor can also play the role of Section Editor in the Editing process, seeing accepted submissions through copyediting, layout, and proofreading.

The Editor also schedules submissions for publication, arranges the Table of Contents and publishes the issue, as part of the Publishing Process.


The Editor and Section Editor share many capabilities. While the Review and Editing processes alike can be handled by both roles, they are only discussed in the Section Editor section. Pages unique to the Editor follow.