Roles and Responsibilities
Editors have many responsibilities towards the Authors, Peer Reviewers. Among which some important responsibilities are:
- To provide guidelines to the authors for submission of the manuscript.
- To provide a clear statement of the journal policies to the author.
- To treat all the authors with fairness, transparency, and honesty.
- To protect the confidentiality of every author’s work.
- To establish and define policies on conflict of interest for all involved in the publication process including editorial staff, editorial assistants, authors, and reviewers.
- To establish a system for efficient and rapid peer-review processes.
- To make editorial decisions at a responsive speed and communicate them in a clear and constructive manner.
- To establish a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions.
- To regularly review, implement and describe policies for handling ethical issues and allegations or finding of misconduct by authors and anyone involved in the peer-review process.
- To develop a system, in cooperation with publishers to ensure timely publication of manuscripts.
- To clearly communicate all other policies and standards.