Editorial Structure

Editorial Structure The editorial structure comprises the editorial consultants (advisers), editorial board, editor-in-chief, deputy editors, section editors, reviewers, editorial assistants etc.

Editorial Consultants (Adviser)

  • Serve in advisory roles
  • Meeting annually with the editorial board

Editorial Board

  • Comprises editor in chief, deputy editors and section editors
  • Meet quarterly before/after release of new publication series
  • Meeting in early March, June, September, and December

Editor in Chief

  • Leads periodical reviews of the editorial corporate strategies and scope of the journal
  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Chairs the quarterly editorial board meetings
  • Prepares annual reports
  • Receives all manuscripts
  • Makes initial judgement on suitability and reporting style
  • Ensures personal identifiers are removed from articles
  • Assigns manuscripts to Deputy Editors and Section Editors
  • Approves final versions of manuscripts for publication.
  • Refer reviewed articles to the copy editor.
  • Communicates with the journal publisher
  • Plan capacity building for the editorial team

Deputy Editor (Managing Editor) - Deputy Editor for Review & Advancement

  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Evaluates submissions from authors to decide what to publish
  • Conducts plagiarism checks on manuscripts recommended for publication by section editors
  • Ensuring timeliness of reviews and publication of articles
  • Verify facts and references cited in materials for publication
  • Supervises activities of section editors
  • Communicates with authors
  • Supports quality improvement of the journal
  • Assist the Editor-in-Chief in efforts at enhancing the indexing and ranking of the journal
  • Undertakes other activities assigned by the Editor-in-Chief from time to time

Deputy Editor (Marketing & Circulation)

  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Plan and implement strategies for improving journal subscription
  • Plan and implement strategies for improving article submission
  • Plan and implements strategies to enhance the visibility, availability and readership of articles published in the journal
  • Set up and manage the social media handles (WhatsApp’s, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, YouTube) of the journal
  • Undertakes other activities assigned by the Editor-in-Chief from time to time

Section Editor - a Section Editor (or Associate Editor) 

  • Member of the Editorial Board
  • Manages the progression of articles from submission to publication
  • Assigns manuscripts to reviewers with appropriate competencies to evaluate them
  • Communicating with peer reviewers regarding article reviews and revisions
  • Monitor quality of reviews by reviewers and recommend replacement of reviewers whose reviews are inadequate or not timely
  • Identify subject experts that would serve as reviewers
  • Verify facts and references cited in materials for publication
  • Makes recommendation on article after weighing comments of the reviewers
  • Supports marketing and quality improvement of the journal

Copy editor

  • Proofread content and correct spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors
  • Assess and make recommendations on readability, style, and congruence with editorial policy
  • Format submissions to journal requirements
  • Allocate space for text, tables, figures, photos and illustrations that make the article
  • Arrange page layouts of articles


  • Engages with the section editors and authors particularly in assisting with peer review
  • Provide regular peer review upon invitation to specific manuscripts
  • Follow the TNHJ Peer Review Guidelines
  • Submit peer-reviews by the assigned deadline
  • Recommend other peer reviewers, especially when you must decline the invitation to review a specific manuscript
  • Offer recommendations on improving the journal’s activities

Benefits of reviewing for the Journal

  • Enhance the credentials of the reviewer
  • Build the professional and academic networks of the reviewer
  • Reviewers receive annual letter of appreciation from the journal (only for those who had reviewed at least one manuscript during the year)
  • Receive recognition as a leader in the professional and academic community (TNHJ Reviewers will have their names, titles and affiliations listed on the journal website)
  • Reviewers are involved in the editorial board meeting (invitation will be provided) and capacity building activities organised by the Journal