Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Nature of the role
This is a voluntary position, and there is no remuneration related to the post.
Purpose of role
The main role of the Editorial Board is to advise and support the Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editors, who have responsibilities relating to the content and strategic direction of the journal. In addition Editorial Board members are expected to make contributions to peer review, promote the journal to the nutrition and dietetics communities and to actively use the journal for dissemination and research.
We expect that Editorial Board members will:
- Review papers for the Editor and Associate Editors on a regular basis, with the normal expectation being no more than three papers per year.
- Help the Editor and Associate Editors to identify suitable reviewers for submissions
- Provide second opinions on papers (e.g. where reviews are incomplete, or rejection of a commissioned article has been recommended)
Promoting the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Board members should be active in promoting the journal to authors. JHND aspires to be a high quality journal in the field and so Editorial Board members should encourage colleagues to submit their best work to the journal. Contribution of content is also an important means of promoting the journal and Board members should:
- Consider the journal first for their own research articles.
- Contribute ideas for commissions, particularly for high quality review articles
- Help as required in approaching potential contributors
Actively using the journal for dissemination and research
- Submitting high quality research and review papers to the journal
- Contributing to writing editorials or commentaries where asked to by the Senior Editorial Team.
- Signing up for electronic table of contents
- Reading, commenting on and, where relevant, citing papers from the journal.
Other specific tasks
A range of specific tasks may be required depending upon the strategic direction of the journal. For example, specific members of the Editorial Board may be given responsibility for leading on a specific area, (e.g. editing virtual issues focused on specific events or topics)
Providing input into strategy
The Editorial Board should provide advice to the Editor on a range of subjects and this is best achieved through attendance at Editorial Board meetings, which will be held on an annual basis. Key areas of input would include:
- Future direction of the journal
- Feedback on past issues
- Competitor comparisons
- Ideas and innovations