I would like to take this opportunity and thank all our Associate Editors (AEs) and Guest Editors (GEs) for their diligence and hard work on behalf of the journal.

Once a paper is submitted to Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD), and after successfully passing an initial screening, it is assigned to one of our AEs, or GEs in the case of a special issue. Subsequently, an AE or GE takes the lead in handling review coordination for the paper. The review coordination involves identifying and inviting reviewers who are best suited to review the paper, following-up with the reviewers to obtain a timely review, and finally making a recommendation based on the reviews and the AEs or GEs own assessment of the paper. Clearly, AEs and GEs are key players in coordinating a successful peer review process.

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