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Journal of Environmental
1684-8799 / Print ISSN 1726-2135
Submission of Review
Guidelines for associate editors
An important role of an associate editor is to assist
the peer review of manuscripts. JEI requires peer review of all submitted
articles. Quality and timeliness of published material will be assured by
selection of appropriate, well qualified and responsible reviewers. To help
expedite the review process and to allow the journal's Editors-in-Chief and
Associate Editors concentrate on the professional side of their duties, much
of the related work in managing the manuscript flow is handled by the JEI
Editorial Office. Works left to our associate editors in the process may
only include: manuscript review, and identification of qualified reviewers.
A manuscript submitted to the Journal of Environmental Informatics normally
receives at least three peer reviews. One reviewer may be selected from the
list provided by the author(s). The Editor-in-Chief will choose an associate
editor based on the scope of the manuscript, and request for two or more
A "JEI review request" comes to
an associate editor in an email message from the editorial office with the
manuscript attached in PDF format. Required number of review(s) will be
stated in the message. The associate editor should respond promptly about
his/her availability to work on the review.
The associate editor needs to identify appropriate reviewers and secure
reviewer’s agreement to conduct the review in the allotted time. An
associate editor may choose to review the manuscript in person. His/her
evaluation will account for one of the reviews. The associate editor should
notify the editorial office once a reviewer for a manuscript is selected.
Then the editorial office may take care of rest of the communications with
the reviewer. Alternatively, an associate editor may keep the communications
with the reviewer, and then pass the review onto the editorial office once
it is completed, or let the reviewer submit his/her review directly.
Reviewers and associate editors must comply with the
Guidelines for Reviewers.
Electronic mail, fax or phone should be used in all correspondence with the
editorial office and Editor-in-Chief for timely processing of manuscripts.
Each reviewer should complete and submit the review within four (4) weeks
from receipt of the manuscript. This also applies to the associate editor
who performs the review in person. At four weeks plus one day, the Editorial
Office will begin sending reminders to the reviewer, with cc to the
A maximum two (2) weeks of time is suggested for associate editors to select
reviewers. This step requires the associate editor to contact the reviewers,
and to get their agreement to complete the review within four (4) weeks from
receipt of the manuscript.
MANUSCRIPTS RECOMMENDED BY ASSOCIATE EDITORS
For any manuscript solicited by an associate editor, he or she may take care
of the whole review process (please refer to the steps 1 – 7 in JEI’s
Operating Procedure). The final decision of
publication would be made by the Editor-in-Chief based on the associate
The associate editor must go through the complete review process as
described in the Operating Procedure. The associate
editor may conduct one of the two required reviews. Once the review and/or
revision are completed, the associate editor should send his or her
recommendation to the editorial office together with latest version of the
manuscript. All the records in the review process should be well kept by the
The manuscript will go to the publication stage after the Editor–in-Chief
makes the decision of publication. The editorial office will be responsible
for further communications with the author(s).