Given the high number of excellent applications, the Editorial Board of Quantum can be as broad as we had hoped for. This ensures that editors need only handle submissions in their topics of expertise.
To facilitate the editorial process, the board will have the following structure:
- Six Coordinating Editors, who first receive the submissions and assign editors to them. Coordinating editors do not need to actually handle submissions directly, unless they want to assign themselves to a given submission. Coordinating editors are also the first port of call for conflict resolution.
- A larger number of Editors, who handle submissions. Editors are responsible for editorial pre-selection, communication with authors and referees, and decisions.
We will announce the Coordinating Editors of Quantum soon!
The editorial policies have been adjusted accordingly.