Generally, functioning of the journal is overseen by an Editorial Advisory board, which consists of eminent and competent researchers in the field, who contribute by inviting contributions and proposing expert opinions on the suitability of submissions. The Editorial board consists of the following important positions:
The Editor-in-Chief is primarily the one responsible for activities conducted for the journal and maintains the right of final acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
An Associate Editor is a managing editor who directs processing of the manuscripts which entail soliciting manuscripts from potential contributors, assessing the suitability of the manuscript with respect to its scope, managing the peer review process, devising strategies for the progress of the journal, coordinating with the reviewers and board members, taking decisions on the revised submissions and occasionally assisting the Editor-in-chief in final acceptance or rejection of manuscripts.
Regional Editor's role is similar to that of an associate editor like handling and managing submissions and other matters but in respect to specific geographical regions.
Each of our specialty sections is led by a field expert who is recognized for their research. Bentham Science also appoints an active Section Editor, for the "Current Frontiers" section, on the Journal's Board. The core responsibility of the Section Editor will include writing Short Mini-Reviews (about 4 to 5 pages) or soliciting such reviews from eminent experts on cutting-edge recent developments with comprehensive references to recent literature.
Editorial Board Members:
The Editorial Advisory board consists of a panel of researchers having expertise in the relevant field, who are appointed by the authorities of the journal for a specified term of 2-3 years. Editorial board members are required to:
Carry out peer-reviewing of submitted manuscripts
Assess submissions based on the policy and scope of the journal
Organize publication of thematic issues
Invite new authors and submissions
Provide editorials for thematic issues organized under their Guest Editorship
Assist in identifying peer reviewers suitable to a specific topic and provide second opinions on papers in case of reviewer’s conflict
Suggest suitable conferences for the editors to attend
Assist in dissemination of the journal amongst authors, readers and subscribers and encourage colleagues to submit their best work
Suggest competent board members
Associate Editorial Board Members:
The Associate Editorial Board Members consist of young and emerging researchers who are in starting phase of their careers. This section provides a platform to young researchers to interact with experts in the relevant field. They are appointed, for a specific term of 2 years, which is renewable by mutual agreement, after evaluating their contribution and performance towards the Journal. The responsibilities of Associate Editorial Board members is to:
Carry out peer-reviewing of submitted manuscripts
Submit/Solicit review/research articles to the Journal
The editorial board must be geographically diverse, having members from various regions based on their field of expertise, however, the size of the board may vary from journal to journal.
The Editorial board plays an essential role in the progress of the journal, so members are appointed as per the following criteria:
Relevance of expertise
Must have a specific number of publications to their credit
Eminence as per their posts in key research institutes
Potential Candidates for Editorial Board Membership:
Editorial board members are appointed based on the selection criteria stated above. Guest editors, previous authors or peer reviewers who have worked for the journal or have been recommended by other board members can be considered for Editorial board membership.
On being invited to the editorial board, the potential candidates are given a brief description of their responsibilities, and a clear statement of the position being a voluntary position with no remuneration.
A successful journal owes a lot to a competent editorial board, which must serve the journal with dedication and conviction.
Manuel Velasco Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas Central University of Venezuela Caracas (Venezuela) Biography
Biography of Manuel Velasco
Manuel Velasco, M.D., is a Professor of Pharmacology at the Central University of
Venezuela, School of Medicine, and Director of Clinical Pharmacology Unit (CPU) at the
Vargas School of Medicine in Caracas, Venezuela. Before joining to CPU, he obtained his
Fellowship in Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, USA. Dr. Velasco
obtained his Fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. and acquired
considerable experience in the areas of nuclear transfer, embryonic stem cells, embryo
micromanipulation and state-of-the-art genetic engineering techniques in Biostatistics,
radioisotopes and advanced Clinical pharmacology in the Royal College of Physicians in
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.
He has contributed significantly in the understanding of Endogenous Amines in blood
pressure control, and his observations on anti-hypertensive drugs have helped spark the
renewed interest in clinical pharmacology of this disease.
He has also served as a member of the Editorial Board or Reviewer ad hoc of the
following international journals: Hypertension, the Journal of Cardiovascular
Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, the Journal of Hypertension , the
Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. He also serves as a Member of the Editorial Board of
the American Journal of Therapeutics and reviewer ad hoc of the Journal of Hypertension
and the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
Dr. Velasco has edited several international congress series of Elsevier(The Netherlands)
In the area of Cardiovascular Physiology, Hypertension, Clinical Pharmacology and
Therapeutics and Internal Medicine.
Among his activities have being the founding of numerous scientific societies: Venezuelan
Society of Pharmacology, Venezuelan Society of Clinical Pharmacology, Interamerican
Society of Clinical Pharmacology, Latinamerican Society of Hypertension, Venezuelan
Society of Hypertension and Interamerican Society of Diabetes
He also serves as Editor-in-Chief of two of the most accredited Scientific Journals in Latin
America: “Archivos Venezolanos de Farmacología y Terapeutica” y la “Revista
Latinoamericana de Hipertensión”. Dr. Velasco is one of the top scientists involved in
Hypertension and Clinical Pharmacology combining years of extensive research and
Dr Velasco is an author and co-author of many scientific papers in the field of
cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome diseases(Hypertension, prediabetes,
diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemias, etc)