Topic Editor: What types of responsibilities do I have?

Once a Frontiers Research Topic is online, its success depends on the active involvement of all Topic Editors from the start. This will include:


  • Compiling a broad list of potential contributors and sending the Call for Participation
  • Setting an abstract and manuscript submission deadline
  • Reviewing abstracts for quality and relevance to the Topic
  • Communicating personally with contributors about their submissions
  • Serving as Guest Associate Editor, inviting reviewers, and overseeing the review of manuscripts submitted to your Research Topic
  • Compiling a list of potential reviewers for your Topic manuscripts
  • Writing an Editorial to bring the collection together