Guidelines for Editors
1. Editors should read and understand the publication policies and adhere to them throughout all editorial processes to ensure the highest level of academic integrity in publications.
2. Editors should ensure that the research work submitted for publication meets the journal's requirements.
3. All original research submissions that pass the initial quality check and editorial assessment should be subjected to a rigorous, objective, and confidential review by the editors. Among other appropriate methods, the initial quality check should include an originality check using plagiarism detection software. Research work that fails the initial screening must not be considered for publication. However, the editor must notify the author of the rejection and provide a reason for the rejection.
4. Editors should treat authors with the utmost respect. All publication processes should be transparent, and any questions from authors about the publication process should be answered promptly.
5. All editorial decisions regarding a research work submitted for publication should be communicated to the respective author, and the authors should be given the opportunity to appeal the same.
6. All research work submitted for publication should go through a double-blind peer review process, and the review report should be sent to the publisher for archival purposes. Any work that does not require peer review should be accompanied by an editorial note explaining why it was chosen for publication.
7. Editors should ensure that reviewers submit their reviews in the format specified by the publisher and that the review is completed within a month of the article's receipt. If the review report is not received and forwarded to the author within one month, the editor should notify the author of the delay.
8. Editors must keep publishers up-to-date on all editorial decisions and submit all supporting documentation. Any discrepancy, misrepresentation, or inadequacy in copyright permissions obtained by a research work submitted for publication, as identified by the editor, should be brought to the publisher's attention.
9. Any article found to be false data or to have a negative impact on society should not be considered for publication. If it is discovered after publication, the editors should either publish an erratum or corrective note or retract the article, depending on the gravity of the problem.