Duties of Editor

  • The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published or not. The editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, citizenship, or political connections of the authors.
  • The editor must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, and the publisher.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the consent of the author information obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. If needed, other appropriate action should be taken, such as the publication of a retraction or expression of concern. It should be ensured that the peer-review process for sponsored supplements is the same as that used for the main journal. Items in sponsored supplements should be accepted solely on the basis of academic merit and interest to readers and not be influenced by commercial considerations.
  • An editor should take measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.