Guest Editors Guildelines

by: , October 9, 2020

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At MAI we are open to working on focus issues with qualified guest editors who are experts in their fields. If you are interested in such a role, please get in touch

Proposals for guest-edited issues should centre on a unique subject area. Once our managing editors accept your request to guest edit, you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing the CFP
  • Promoting the CFP
  • Reviewing abstracts
  • Informing authors if their abstract is approved or rejected
  • Commissioning articles (reaching out to potential authors where appropriate)
  • Managing the peer review process
  • Editing texts & references as per MAI Submission Guidelines (Texts with stylistic or grammatical errors cannot be accepted for publication. Texts that are not edited in line with MAI Style will be returned to the guest editor(s) for corrections.)
  • Contacting authors to get banner pictures (with captions), authors’ pics and bio notes for authors’ profiles to be published on MAI website
  • Making sure all materials submitted with each article are copyright clear
  • Sending managing editors a full itemised list of all submissions with email contact details for each author (when the issue is ready for the final website edit)
  • Uploading all texts & pictures to MAI Google Drive issue folder
  • Clear communication with the managing editors about your progress (email once a month after reviewing abstracts)
  • Communication with authors regarding revisions
  • Writing short descriptions (excerpts) for each article for the table of contents (max 2 lines). Please check past MAI issues for examples.
  • Where possible, promotion of the issue via academic channels and/or social media (after publication)


Managing Editors are responsible for:

  • Web production of each issue
  • Final text edits
  • Final approval of articles for publication
  • The order of the articles in the table of contents
  • The editors’ note at the front of each guest-edited issue


We are looking forward to working with you.


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