Editor Selection Policy for the Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research (JHRR)

  1. Objective

The objective of this policy is to outline the criteria and process for selecting editors for the Journal of Health and Rehabilitation Research (JHRR), ensuring that the selection is transparent, fair, and based on merit, expertise, and the ability to uphold the journal's editorial standards.

  1. Scope

This policy applies to all positions within JHRR's editorial board, including the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and Section Editors.

  1. Eligibility Criteria

Candidates for editorial positions must meet the following minimum criteria:

Academic Qualifications: Possess a doctoral degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to JHRR's scope.

Publication Record: Have a robust publication record in peer-reviewed journals, demonstrating expertise in health and rehabilitation research.

Editorial Experience: Prior experience in editorial roles, such as peer reviewer, editorial board member, or editor, is preferred.

Professional Standing: Be well-regarded in their field with a reputation for integrity, professionalism, and ethical conduct.

Commitment: Able to commit the necessary time and effort to fulfill the responsibilities of the role effectively.

  1. Selection Process

The selection process involves the following steps:

Call for Nominations: Announce the open editorial positions through JHRR's website, relevant academic forums, and professional networks.

Application Submission: Interested candidates must submit a comprehensive application, including a CV, a statement of interest, and a vision for JHRR's development.

Review Committee: A selection committee, comprising members of the current editorial board and external experts, will be formed to review applications.

Evaluation Criteria: Applications will be evaluated based on the eligibility criteria, with an emphasis on the candidate's vision, editorial experience, and potential contribution to JHRR.

Interviews: Shortlisted candidates may be interviewed to assess their vision for JHRR and their ability to work collaboratively with the editorial team.

Selection: The selection committee will make recommendations to the publisher or governing body, which will make the final decision.

  1. Term and Responsibilities

Term: Editors are appointed for a fixed term, typically three to five years, renewable based on performance.

Responsibilities: Editors are responsible for overseeing the peer review process, making editorial decisions, and contributing to the strategic direction of JHRR.

  1. Conflict of Interest

Candidates must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence their editorial decisions. The selection process will take these disclosures into account to maintain the integrity of JHRR.

  1. Diversity and Inclusion

JHRR is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion within its editorial board. Selections will be made with the aim of achieving a balanced representation of genders, geographical regions, and academic disciplines.

  1. Amendments to the Policy

This policy may be reviewed and amended periodically to reflect changes in best practices and the evolving needs of JHRR.