Associate Editors needed for

International Journal of Computers and Applications

31 May 2024

About the role

International Journal of Computers and Applications is recruiting Associate Editors. These roles are a great opportunity for academics with a strong research background in the field of Computer Science. As part of this role, in collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief, you will be responsible for the oversight and administration of a rigorous and proper peer review process that delivers an agreed amount of content of suitable scope and quality within an agreed publication timeframe through use of the Journal’s online submission and peer review system, in accordance with the Taylor & Francis Editor Code of Conduct, with particular reference to Editorial ethics.

The Associate Editors will be responsible for the following activities:

    • Regular and confident use of an online peer review management system.
    • Taking initial decisions on whether each submitted article is within the Journal’s scope and is appropriate for further independent peer review.
    • Encouraging independent experts to register for and use the online peer review management system in a reviewer capacity.
    • Ensuring all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
    • Managing reviewers when needed to ensure timely publication decisions.
    • Monitoring performance to ensure fair and prompt processing of submitted papers.
    • Reviewing suitability of referees.
    • Ensuring that authors and referees/reviewers adhere to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics to assure the integrity and reputation of the Journal is maintained.
    • Reading and summarizing reviewer feedback, and making decisions about acceptance, rejection, or revision on referees’ reports, to ensure high quality peer review feedback is provided to authors as well as communicating this in writing to authors in a professional manner and within a reasonable period.
    • Requesting further reports for subsequently revised papers, communicating as necessary authors’ responses and arguments.
    • Communicating promptly, consistently and professionally with authors during the peer review and publication process.
    • Liaising promptly with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements to the online peer review management system.

Alongside management of the peer review process, other responsibilities of Associate Editors include:

    • Acting proactively on any expressions of concern or allegations of research misconduct received about content published in the Journal, assisting and working with Taylor & Francis to resolve these according to the Journal’s Guidelines on Publishing Ethics.
    • Being actively involved in subject communities, identifying emerging research trends, and awareness and understanding of major developments in the publishing industry, such as open research and Open Access.
    • Taking part in a regular review of the Journal’s performance with Taylor & Francis to set strategic development and development goals, including the Journal’s Aims & Scope.
    • Being an ambassador to the journal, e.g by reaching out to Early Career Researchers to encourage and support authors in developing their work and submitting it to the Journal.
    • Planning and commissioning Article Collections for the Journal.

Becoming the editor of a journal is a rewarding and fulfilling experience where you have the opportunity to expand your network, shape the direction of the research in your field, promoting the most interesting findings, and be recognized as a leading figure within the academic community.

About the journal

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The International Journal of Computers and Applications (IJCA) is a unique platform for publishing novel ideas, research outcomes and fundamental advances in most of the aspects of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Computer Applications. This is a peer-reviewed international journal with a vision to provide the academic and industrial community a platform for presenting original research ideas and applications.

Areas in Computer Science and Engineering applications are broadly classified as:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software Engineering
  • Networking and Security
  • Algorithm and Complexity
  • Human Computer Interaction

While most of the topics are welcome, papers related to hardware design, integrated systems and circuits, computer architecture, microprocessor, antenna design, signal processing and those with particular inclination to plant science, agriculture, and social sciences, will not be considered.

IJCA welcomes four types of papers in addition to the regular research papers within its scope:

(a) Papers for which all results could be easily reproducible. For such papers, the authors will be asked to upload “instructions for reproduction”, possibly with the source codes or stable URLs (from where the codes could be downloaded).

(b) Papers with negative results. For such papers, the experimental setting and negative results must be presented in detail. Also, why the negative results are important for the research community must be explained clearly. The rationale behind this kind of paper is that this would help researchers choose the correct approaches to solve problems and avoid the (already worked out) failed approaches.

(c) Detailed report, case study and literature review articles about innovative software / hardware, new technology, high impact computer applications and future development with sufficient background and subject coverage.

(d) Special issue papers focusing on a particular theme with significant importance or papers selected from a relevant top-ranked conference with sufficient improvement and new material to differentiate from the papers published in a conference proceedings. Conferences ranked on CORE ranking (for CS field) can only apply for such a Special Issue:

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Key Skills and Attributes

Ready to apply? Here are the essential skills and attributes we are looking for in a successful applicant:

  • Experience in academic publishing and familiarity with all stages of the process.
  • The capacity to devote time each week to the role, and to attend Editorial Board meetings and training sessions throughout each year as needed.
  • The ability to ensure all submitted manuscripts are considered in a prompt, consistent and professional manner.
  • The ability to confidently use an online peer review management system.
  • Experience with working effectively with independent peer reviewers.
  • The ability to read, summarize, and make decisions based on independent reviewer reports.
  • A commitment to communicating promptly, consistently, and professionally with authors during the peer review process.
  • A commitment to engaging promptly and efficiently with Taylor & Francis staff and suppliers to implement necessary processes and improvements.
  • A strong commitment to ethical rigour as well as knowledge of the COPE guidelines and commitment to ensure that the journal adheres to strict ethical standards at all times.
  • A proven track record as a key opinion leader and known figure within your academic discipline.
  • Actively involved in growing and developing your academic networks through conference attendance and experience of networking through social media.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the open access publishing environment.
  • A vision and enthusiasm for the continuous development of the journal.

Application Instructions

If you would like to apply for the position, please submit your CV via the link below by 31 May 2024.

For further information on the role, please contact Ishtiaque Shams ([email protected]).


The journal is committed to ensuring diversity, equity and inclusion within its editorial team and decision making processes. All applications will be treated as strictly confidential, and each will be judged on its merits without bias for seniority of institutional affiliation. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or protected veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics.