The Associate Editorial Board (AEB) of Aro - The Scientific Journal of Koya University plays a crucial role in shaping the publication's editorial policy and advising on the ARO framework. Once a manuscript is submitted, the Editor carefully assesses its quality. If the work meets the standards for review, the Editor will engage an Associate Editor who possesses expertise in the relevant field.
From that point forward, the assigned Associate Editor takes charge of handling the manuscript. They are responsible for seeking feedback from appropriate and expert reviewers, both within the ARO Editorial Board and through their personal contacts. It is expected that at least two reviews are obtained for each manuscript, one of which may be provided by the Associate Editor themselves if the subject aligns with their expertise. Drawing on the feedback received, the Associate Editor will formulate a recommendation for the manuscript, categorizing it as rejected, conditionally accepted, or accepted. They will defend their recommendation, amalgamating the feedback and providing constructive comments to the authors.
The Associate Editor will communicate their recommendation to the Editor, who will make the final decision. The Associate Editor will also maintain correspondence with the author until the paper is ready for publication. Additionally, the Associate Editor contributes to the broader direction of the journal, taking into consideration one of the main purposes of Aro—to engage scholars in multidisciplinary research. They actively explore innovative ways to connect papers within each issue, inviting and producing cross-disciplinary commentaries. On occasion, the Associate Editor may be invited to write the editorial introduction for an issue.
An ideal candidate for the Associate Editor position possesses excellent communication skills and a willingness to enhance the representation of their own discipline within Aro. By actively participating in the AEB, the Associate Editor contributes significantly to maintaining the journal's high standards and facilitating multidisciplinary collaboration.
Associate Editorial Board Members:
1. Prof. Hamed Muhammed Jassim
2. Dr. Ikbal Muhammed Gharib
3. Prof. Saddon Taha Ahmad
5. Dr. Layth Imad Abd Ali Daabel
6. Prof. Basim Mohammed Fadhil
7. Dr. Abdulbasit Kamil Faeq AL-Talabani
Hamed Muhammed Jassim
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