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Editor's Guidelines


Obligations of an Editor

1.  The editors’ decisions to accept or reject a paper for publication should be based majorly on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the study’s relevance to the remit of the journal.

2.  The editor should make unbiased decisions on all manuscripts offered for publication, with no regards to gender, race, ethnic origin, religious belief, citizenship, or political viewpoint of the author(s).

3.  The editor should process manuscripts promptly.

4.  The editor has the complete responsibility and authority to accept a paper for publication or to reject it.

5.  The editor should not disclose any information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than reviewers and potential reviewers.

6.  The editor's need to accept or reject a manuscript should not be influenced by pressure from the editor's employer, the journal owner or the publisher. 

7. If mistakes are discovered that can affect the interpretation of data or information presented in the article. With credible evidence the information of a published paper is incorrect, the editor should facilitate publication of a corrected paper by informing the editorial office, pointing out the error and, if possible, correcting it.

8.   The editors should take suspected cases of plagiarism seriously.


9.   The editor should never disclose the identities of reviewers to the authors.

10. The editor should be observant for images or information in a manuscript that might have cultural significance or cause offence.

11. The editor should respect the intellectual independence of authors. The information, arguments, or interpretations in an unpublished manuscript should not be used in an editor's own research without the consent of the author.

12. The editorial duty for any manuscript authored by the editor and submitted to the journal should be passed on to some other qualified editorial team members. The editor should prevent situations of real or perceived conflicts of interest. Such conflicts can also include, handling papers from students or colleagues with whom the editor has recently worked together, and from those in the same institution.

Editors should read and abide to the guidelines recommended by Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE)

Reward for Editors:

Editors are entitled to 100% waiver for two manuscripts monthly. Editors should be a co-author of the manuscripts. One of the manuscripts must be to submitted to the journal they have been listed as editors.