EDITORS' RESPONSIBILITIES

Editors' responsibilities

  • All submissions must receive an answer from the Editor-in-Chief/Editor, either if the manuscript is rejected, considered for publication or accepted for publication. On a regular basis an article should be processed in less than 3 months from the date of submission by the author to the date of the communication of the editors’ final decision.

 

  • The Editor-in-Chief/Editor of the JOURNAL is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. Both of them may be guided by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.

 

  • Editor-in-Chief/Editor is responsible for the overall quality of the publication. Editor always consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication. Editors should ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.

 

  • Editor shall accept or reject a manuscript based only on its scientific content and they will not consider the nationality, gender, race, age or institutional affiliation of the authors.

 

  • Only manuscripts that are considered for publication will be sent to blind peer review. Editor-in-Chief/Editor will choose appropriate reviewers considering the manuscript’s content. During the peer review process, editor or any editorial staff will not reveal to reviewers the identity of the authors.

 

  • Editors will expose information about a submitted manuscript only to the corresponding author, reviewers and other editorial advisers, except in the case of a manuscript that is suspected for double submission.

  • Editor may ignore any material that breaks legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

  • The editors have to defend the integrity standards of the journal. They will notice and decide about any misconduct on behalf of authors or reviewers. If editor suspect the authenticity of an article, its publication is delayed until any doubt is clarified.

 

  • Confidentiality: The Editor-in-Chief, Editor, the members of the Editorial Board, and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the authors of the manuscript, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

 

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript will not be used in the own research of the Editor-in-Chief/Editor or the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.