I recently joined the editorial board of a decent OA journal. I got requests to handle quite some manuscripts very soon.

I accepted to handle the first 2 and soon I saw another two and then another 2. So I got invitation for 6 manuscripts within a week and they are still coming.

I am a 5th year AP and don’t have much time to handle all of them. So I need to make some decisions.

Finally I decided to handle at most 5 on my hands at the same time.

This is my first time being on editor board and I need lots of input. What’s your suggestions?

The other question is that I was thinking about inviting some PhD scientists (Bio and Pharma) as the reviewers because I met them in related meetings and I think they could do some fair reviews. Would that be OK in general?

Thanks for the suggestions.

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