- Handles all information, manuscripts, and reviews as confidential materials and does not disseminate them outside the editorial board.
- Guarantees the anonymity of reviewers (double-blind review).
The editors shall follow the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editor.
Functions of editors:
- Receiving submissions: The editorial team receives submissions from authors directly or through an online submission system.
- Initial review: The team conducts an initial assessment of each submission to determine its suitability for publication. This includes checking for adherence to submission guidelines, originality, and relevance to the journal's scope.
- Assigning reviewers: The team selects appropriate reviewers for each submission based on their expertise and availability.
- Peer review: The reviewers conduct a thorough and objective submission assessment, assessing its scientific rigor, clarity, and originality.
- Decision-making: Based on the feedback from the reviewers, the editorial team decides whether to accept the submission, reject it, or request revisions.
- Communication with authors: The editorial team communicates the decision to the authors and provides constructive feedback, if necessary. They also offer guidance on how to make any required revisions.
- Copy-editing and typesetting: Once a submission is accepted, the editorial team copy-edits and typesets it to ensure it meets the journal's style and formatting requirements.
- Publication: The team oversees the publication of the accepted submission, either online or in print, and ensures that it is accessible to readers.
- Promoting the journal: The editorial team also plays a role in promoting the journal, such as by attending conferences, engaging with authors and readers on social media, and collaborating with other publications in the field.
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