Editorial Board Policy

The Editorial Board of AJDD consists of members from the Founding Editorial Board, Senior Editorial
Board and Associate Editorial Board.

Founding Editorial Board: The founding editorial board consists of a limited number of distinguished
professors who are working on digestive system and in related fields with international reputation. All
members are appointed by invitation from the Editor-in-Chief and/or Associate Chief Editors. Membership
will remain in effect until terminated by either the member or the journal.

Members in this category may be requested to review manuscripts or invited to write a review article in
the areas of their expertise. They are not required, but are always welcome to submit their research
articles for publication in AJDD.

Senior Editorial Board: The senior editorial board will consist of approximately 100 well-established
scientists, with a very high caliber publication record (>50 PubMed indexed publications) and an
academic rank at or above associate professor level or equivalent. The majority of them will be invited by
Editor-in-Chief and/or Associate Chief Editors or by members of the founding editorial board. Membership
will remain in effect until terminated by either the member or the journal.

Members in this category will be required to review manuscripts in their field of expertise, but no more
than three manuscripts for each member each year; and are expected to submit and/or solicit at least
one manuscript each year during their tenure.

Associate Editorial Board: The number of associate editors is not limited at this time, but generally no
more than 100. Members in this board must have an excellent publication record (>20 PubMed indexed
publications) and an academic rank at or above assistant professor level or equivalent. They may be
invited by members of the Senior Editorial Board, the Editor-in-Chief or Associate Editors-in-Chief.
Self-recommendation is welcome and is in fact encouraged. Membership will remain in effect until
terminated by either the member or the journal.

Members in this category will be required to submit and/or recruit at least one manuscript each year, and
are expected to review manuscripts if requested, but no more than five manuscripts for each member
each year. They may be promoted to the senior editorial board upon fulfillment of their responsibilities as
an associate editor for two consecutive years.

All Editorial Board members are expected to promote AJDD where possible and appropriate such as
putting a www.AJDD.us web link on his/her laboratory and/or professional webpage.