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Cambridge Business Review

Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee of CBR consists of the Editor-in-Chief, Editor and Associate Editor. They are supported by members of the Editorial Board.

The Editor-in-Chief shall have overall responsibility for the operations and publication of CBR. It is his/her responsibility to ensure that all tasks, from planning to distribution, are completed. The Editor-in-Chief makes the final decision regarding the contents and which articles are to be published. The decision will be based on the recommendations of the Editor. Other roles and responsibilities of the Editor-in-Chief are:
  • Responsible for the creative and editorial direction of CBR;
  • Responsible for the content of CBR from planning and acquisition through to editing, design, and print;
  • Identifies key topics to be included in CBR and invites key authors on these topics to submit an article;
  • Decides, in light of recommendations from the Editor, on rejections and acceptances, so as to maintain the high quality of CBR while ensuring its interest, readability, and accessibility to target readers;
  • Reviews and approves the content of CBR;
  • Contributes editorials when appropriate; and
  • Maintains a database of contacts (such as referees, reviewers, potential contributors, and former authors) to promote CBR.

The Editor assesses articles which have been submitted recommended for publication by the Associate Editor(s). The Executive Editor then decides, based on these recommendations, which articles are to be forwarded for consideration to the Editor-in-Chief. The position of the Editor includes the following role and responsibilities:
  • Assists the Editor-in-Chief in his/her editorial duties. In the event of the temporary absence or incapacity of the Editor-in-Chief, the Editor shall assume responsibility for the publication of CBR, but only during such absence or incapacity;
  • In the absence of Editor‐in‐Chief, if there is any editorial conflict, he is the final decider of accepting or rejecting the article, managing the Editorial Board or choosing reviewers;
  • Oversees and coordinates the publication's editorial activities and review process;
  • Establish an editorial schedule with the help and guidance of the Associate Editor;
  • Work together with the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor to select pieces appropriate for inclusion in the next issue, which includes compiling a list of all article submissions from highest to lowest priority;
  • Responsible for building layout and proof-reading content of CBR;
  • Responsible for the overall printing work of CBR;
  • Solicit cover story and related feature articles;
  • Contributes editorials when appropriate;
  • Reviews and approves the content of CBR; and
  • Maintains a database of contacts (such as referees, reviewers, potential contributors, and former authors) to promote CBR.

Associate Editor
The Associate Editor recommends acceptance or rejection of an article paper to the Editor and Editor-in-Chief. The Associate Editor makes a first appraisal, in such detail as he/she sees fit. At that point he/she can choose to recommend a submission to the Editor, or reject it outright, or forward it to a reviewer (an expert in the subject or topic) for detailed refereeing. In the last case, the Associate Editor will subsequently decide, in the light of referee's verdict and his/her own judgement of the article, which such papers to recommend to the Editor and which to reject.

Other roles and responsibilities are:
  • To use his/her expertise to evaluate the technical and intellectual content and suitability of publication for article assigned to him/her;
  • To ensure that the articles submitted broadly comply with submission guidelines before disseminating to reviewers;
  • To act as liaison with authors to help create best final product including highlighting key themes, developing argument structure and making editorial changes;
  • To edit and proof-read articles that are within his/her area of expertise;
  • To identify potential contributors and encourage them to submit to the Review (e.g. attending conferences, seminars etc);
  • To interview industry executives and experts for articles in-person and/or electronically;
  • To identify suitable reviewers and to liaise with them;
  • To coordinate with publisher on the production of CBR including layout, design, proofreading and printing schedules; and
  • To conduct additional research and writing as needed.

Editorial Board
The Board provides guidance and suggestions about the professional quality and appropriate operation of CBR including overseeing the quality of published article, of editing and of the CBR’s appearance. The Board members are involved in refereeing process only when there is a close match to expertise or where the Editor-in-Chief requests general advice on a particular submission.

Members of the Editorial Board shall consist of captains of the industry, policy makers and eminent scholars who are experts in their respective fields. Each member shall serve a term of two (2) years and may be reappointed for an unlimited number of terms. The Editorial Board assists the Editor-in-Chief with the following activities:
  • Review the technical content of CBR;
  • Provide editorial guidance to ensure the highest possible standards of the contents of CBR; and
  • Identifies and recommends key topics to be included in CBR.