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Guidelines for Editors

Editorial review at PLOS Complex Systems is run by an international Editorial Board comprised of working researchers under the leadership of the Editor-in-Chief​. The Editorial Board is part of the larger PLOS Editorial Board community and upholds the Code of Conduct for Editorial Board Members.

The Editorial Board includes Section Editors with high-level oversight of the peer review process, and Academic Editors who directly manage the peer review process.


Academic Editor role

Section Editor role


Email the journal office at for more details or questions about your role as an editorial board member.


Editor Resources

Manage invitations and evaluate submissions in Editorial Manager for PLOS Complex Systems.

Editorial Manager

Editor Guides

The PLOS Complex Systems Academic Editor Guide and Section Editor Guide contain information needed for you in your editor role.

Academic Editor Guide

Section Editor Guide

Additional Resources for Editors



For manuscript inquiries or to resign from the Editorial Board, contact the journal office