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Roles and responsibilities of editors

Guide for Editors

Please follow the instructions below

Guidelines

  • Editors must ensure a fair and efficient peer review and editorial process in a timely way.
  • Editors should take care that the manuscripts submitted to the journals should remain confidential as long as they are in the peer review process.
  • The final decision whether a manuscript can be accepted or rejected for publication is based on the quality, novelty, clarity as well as the scientific significance of the study.
  • Editor must make sure that the manuscript is within the scope of the journal to which it is submitted.
  • Editors should be ready to clarify any unconventionality in the described processes.
  • Editors must tell the readers about the funding source for a research or any scholarly work, role of funders in the research if any.
  • The editor must respond immediately to any complaints in an honest and respectful way.
  • The editor must be fair in making decisions for manuscripts. Every manuscript must be judged carefully independent of background, race, religion, gender, affiliation, etc.
  • For avoiding the issues related to conflict of interest, any paper authored by the editor must not be handled by the editor himself/herself, but must be given to another qualified researcher within the scope of the manuscript.
  • If errors are found in a paper published by a journal at any point of time, the editor should aid in preparing a report outlining the errors and if possible correction of such errors is to be taken care of. The report can be either written by the editor itself, the author, or any other member of the editorial team.
  • Editors must set clear guidelines that define the authorship criteria. If any author fails to meet the criteria are to be omitted from the list of authors.
  • Editors are to be careful while publishing images that have cultural importance or the images that cause offense.