THE REVIEW PROCESS
The entire review process is electronically driven - resulting in the publication and global distribution of accepted manuscripts within 4 to 6 weeks of submission. A proprietary Online Submission Program allows individuals to submit their manuscripts over the Internet. The submission software automatically formats the manuscript for immediate review and publication. Section Editors choose Review Editors "online". The Review Editors then view articles and submit their reviews "online", with no "down time". Authors can monitor the progress of the review of their article by a private Web page. Review Editors´ evaluations can be viewed "online" and, in addition, revisions can be made "online". Once accepted, password protection is simply removed from the manuscript, and it is "published", thereby becoming immediately available to researchers around the world
The Editor of Sleep Research Online is Michael H. Chase. He is currently President of the World Federation of Sleep Research Societies and has published in the field of sleep research for over a quarter of a century. The duties of the Editor are to oversee all aspects of SRO, to assure that the online submission, review and publication processes are carried out in a proper manner and to make sure that SRO is maintained as a research journal that contains articles of the highest caliber. The Editor is responsible for coordinating the activities of the Honorary Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editors, Section Editors, Review Editors and for all aspects of the "publication" of SRO on the World Wide Web.
The Honorary Editor-in-Chief is Michel Jouvet. He is an individual of great international stature in the sleep field. His presence, as Honorary Editor-in-Chief, is designed to convey the importance of basic research and reflect in SRO, the creativity and dedicated pursuit of critical questions that have been the hallmarks of his career in sleep research. The three Associate Editors, Michel Billiard, Thomas Roth and Mircea Steriade, are also world-renowned leaders in the field. The duties of the Associate Editors are to set policy, adjudicate problems, and assist in the selection of Section Editors and Review Editors.
The Section Editors, whose primary function is to select Review Editors to evaluate manuscripts, are highly respected individuals that are knowledgeable in specific areas of basic and clinical sleep research, such as phylogeny, anatomy, neurophysiology, pharmacology, molecular biology, genetics, circadian rhythms, etc. Because the Section Editors are individuals who are actively working in the fields from which they select Review Editors, authors can be assured that the selection of Review Editors will be made by knowledgeable individuals who are aware of and sensitive to the political and scientific interactions that take place among researchers in the field.
Members of the Review Board (i.e., Review Editors) consist of individuals who are carrying out research in the highly focused areas in which they review articles. They have also agreed to participate in the SRO electronic review process, which includes a review time of seventy-two hours for each article.
The Managing Editor of Sleep Research Online coordinates the journal's day-to-day operations and oversees the submission, review and publication of all articles. Close contact is maintained with Section Editors and Review Editors as well as authors in order to ensure the shortest possible time between submission and publication. In addition, all inquiries related to manuscript submission, the review process, etc. are answered.
|Links to the journals Sleep and The Journal of Sleep Research.