| Editor Role|
Identifying new topics for commissions, special editions and advising on direction for the journal—giving feedback on past issues and making suggestions for both subject matter and potential authors
Provide content by writing occasional editorials and other short articles
Approaching potential contributors
Peer review; also help to identify peer reviewers and provide second opinions on papers (i.e. where there is a conflict between reviewers)
Identify appropriate conferences for editors to attend
Endorse the journal to authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work.
Associate Editor Role
Associate editors are ultimately accountable for the quality of their journal’s content. They are responsible for handling day-to-day paperwork, and organizing the flow of manuscripts (i.e. from author to referees and back and finally to the publisher).