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Editorial Board and reviewer openings

As the journal increases its impact factor, Program is keen to further improve its quality by speeding up the review process.  Expressions of interest are therefore invited from professionals, academics and experts in the topics of the journal. Particularly in the areas of  linked data and semantics, analytics and data science, and information behaviour studies.

Reviewer requirements

  • The applicant must hold PhD (doctoral) degree, or have a relevant professional experience that includes research work
  • The applicant must have good experience in his/her research field
  • The research field of the applicant must be relevant to one or several of the topics of the journal.

The responsibility of reviewers is to evaluate the quality, relevance (within the scope of the journal), and merit of submitted papers. Reviews should be as complete and detailed as possible and contain clear opinions about strengths, weaknesses, relevance, and importance to the field based on objective criteria.

Editorial Board member requirements (3-year term)

Editorial Board members should have an excellent background in one or several of the topics of the journal, and be involved in current research in some of them. EB members should have a good record of publications in impact factor journals and have demonstrated merit in supervising PhD students and leading research projects. Concretely, candidates should have:

  • Demonstrated and recognized expertise in some of the topics of the journal;
  • Commitment to advancing science and technology, and maintaining high journal standards;
  • A network in the topics of the journal;
  • Editorial experience (preferred but not required).

EB members should play an active role in promoting the journal to authors and readers, and eventually in coordination with the journal management, soliciting or contributing manuscripts. They should also provide expertise, advice, and assessment assistance to the editors and contribute to developing the editorial vision and policies of the journal.
Please express an interest in these openings to the journal Editor-in-Chief, Professor Miguel-Angel Sicilia, at: [email protected]   Please include your current CV.