The functioning of the PJA editorial office
The steps involved in reviewing, revising the manuscript and author corrections are likely to be reiterated several times.
In the absence of the editor-in-chief, his/her function is taken over by one of the deputies.
Responsibilities of the editor-in-chief
Shaping the policy of the journal and collaborating with the editorial board,
Pre-approval of submissions for consistency with the journal's subject matter, policy and requirements,
Issuing a conclusion on a paper according to the reviews and recommendations of the subject editors,
Dealing with disagreements, e.g. decision to refer a paper to a third reviewer in cases of inconclusive evaluation,
Accepting each whole issue of the journal.
Responsibilities of the subject editors
Supporting reviewer selection,
Preparing reviews of work at various stages of the editorial cycle,
Assessing responses to reviews and preparing additional comments for the author.
Responsibilities of the editorial secretary
Registration of submissions,
Formal verification of entries,
Allocation of papers to subject editors,
Correspondence with authors, reviewers and editors,
Monitoring content consistency of papers,
Anonymisation of papers and reviews,
Monitoring the circulation of papers, checking papers in the anti-plagiarism software,
Assigning DOI numbers,
Supervising electronic and print publication and submission to literature databases,
Archiving the materials (link to an archiving method).