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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Editor of Soil Science Society of America Journal Project Number: 5310-61000-016-15
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2016

Objective:
Serve in a scientific review capacity as the Editor of ASA-CSSA-SSSA Soil Science Society of America Journal (SSSAJ) and head of the SSSAJ Editorial Board, overseeing and reviewing the technical quality and scientific soundness of research that focuses on all aspects of soil science. The Editorial Board serves as a mechanism to evaluate the experimental design, methodology, and analysis of results, and conclusions of research to ensure its quality and reliability.

Approach:
The Editor is responsible for establishing journal policy and for overseeing the technical and intellectual content and quality of the journal. The Editor directs the work of the Technical Editors (TEs) and Associate Editors (AEs) in reviewing and evaluating the worthiness of manuscripts submitted to SSSAJ. The Editor is responsible for defining the journal’s policies and editorial coverage, and in appointing members to the Editorial Board. The Editor delegates to the TEs the responsibility of assigning manuscripts to the AEs to obtain reviews from qualified peer scientists and to make the final decision whether to accept or reject the paper. The Editor directly oversees the work of the TEs who are responsible for overseeing the work of the AEs. The Editor has the overall responsibility for determining that in-depth and timely reviews are obtained by the Editorial Board members and for maintaining the professional integrity of the review process.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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