Editor's Responsibilities

Editors

  • The Editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published;
  • The Editors may discuss with other editors or reviewers in making decision;
  • The Editors evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors;
  • The Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate;
  • The Editors should ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process;
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author;
  • The Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct. 

Editorial Boards

  • The Editorial Board must keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
  • The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest.
  • The Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
  • The Editorial Board is responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts.