Editorial Board Structure
Every journal depends upon its editor(s) and board for its success.
The editor is ultimately responsible for the academic content of the journal. Their primary responsibilities include:
Directing the overall strategy of the journal.
Reviewing and deciding upon submitted manuscripts to ensure sustainable and timely copy flow.
Acting as an ambassador for the journal, commissioning content and fielding submission enquires as appropriate.
Reviewing and approving any final copy material to be published.
The administrative editor is often the liaison with contributing authors and reviewers; oversees the review process workflow; and assists in the proofing and copy-editing of manuscripts. They are often the first person to contact if you have questions about the status of your manuscript or the operation of the journal.
The editors delegate work to associate editors, and may deputize some decisions to them. The exact role of the associate editor will vary from person to person, and manuscripts will often be assigned to them to manage through the review process based on the topic or country of origin. They may also be responsible for reviewing manuscript of a specific type, such as book reviews, dissertation abstracts, or provocations. Often, these editors make final decisions on their assigned manuscripts, but the editors may wish to review decisions for all sections.
Our editorial board brings together outstanding scholars in the field of history education and public history. The role of editorial board member for our journal is largely honorific, recognising and celebrating important experts in the field. Members of the board also act as a ready team of potential reviewers with an active interest in the success of the journal; and of course add credibility to our journal, and confidence in its editorial decisions.