We are creating a new review process and adding, changing and enhancing various editorial roles.  Described below are categories of the various editorial roles. There are also three individual roles:  Managing Editor, Chief Editor, and Senior Editor.

Managing Editor – oversees the entire process and manages the finance, operational and logistics processes of the IJMB

Chief Editor – responsible for the overall scholarly contribution, health of the Journal, editorial policy and positioning/promotion of the Journal. Will divide the oversight of Associate Editors with the Senior Editor.

Senior Editor – advise on strategy, direction and trends. Help recruit and oversee Associate Editors & PEAs.

Associate Editors – – a very small group of distinguished scholars who:

  1. Responsible for Recruiting and oversight of our Reviewers.
  2. Work on all aspects of the journal strategy, direction, editorial policy and implementation.
  3. Responsible for actual reviews, and review process for specific submissions.
  4. Provide the IJMB Chief Editor or Senior Editor, in writing, their brief but considered opinion and recommendation for each response letter proposed by a Reviewer.
  5. May, at times, serve as a Reviewer.
  1. Insure that this peer-review process is completed with ninety (90) days.

Consulting Editors – – a group of distinguished scholars who provide:

  1. Abstract translation or other specialized consultation services to IJMB.
  2. Timely response to IJMB Chief Editor regarding multi-national/cross-national relevance of the submissions thus abstracted

Editorial Board – – a larger group of distinguished scholars who:

  1. Sometimes serve as Reviewers when the most appropriate Ad hoc Reviewers are less suitable or are unavailable (anticipated to be infrequent).
  2. Insure that this fuller peer-review process is completed with ninety (90) days.

Postgraduate Editorial Assistants (PEAs) – – a small group of distinguished doctoral students who:

  1. Quickly make a first review of submissions eliminating those IJMB manuscript submissions they deem to be unready for the full peer-review process.  This is mainly a review of methodology with a ‘ready/not ready’ recommendation.,
  2. PEAs will work in trios as assigned by the Chief Editor and will independently make the above mentioned ‘first-cut’ determination.
  3. all three PEAs will report to the Chief Editor or the Senior Editor who will make the final decision.
  4. The ‘first-cut’ outcome occurs within 3 weeks once a manuscript has been assigned to the PEAs.

We believe the above-described process can increase the likelihood that all IAMB members are at least reasonably served by the IJMB peer-review efforts, and in very timely fashion.  The ninety (90) day target timeline will start after the initial review is completed by the PEAs.