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Publication Ethics - DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF EDITORS

The editors are responsible for everything published in this journal. The editors attempt to:

  • Meet the needs of readers and authors

  • Continuously improve the journal

  • Champion freedom of expression

  • Uphold the veracity of the academic record

  • Impede business needs from comprising intellectual and ethical standards

  • Be keen to publish modifications, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.


Publication Decisions

Editors are accountable for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to

the journal should be reviewed or published.


Fair-minded

Editors should ensure the integrity of the publication review process. As such, editors should not reveal either the

identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers, or the identity of reviewers to authors.


Discretion

Editors must treat received manuscripts for review as confidential documents

and must not disclose any information about

submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author,

reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher.


Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Editors and any editorial staff must not use materials disclosed in

a submitted manuscript (published or unpublished)

for their own research without the author’s written authorization.


Investigations

Editors shall conduct proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints.




Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2022 14:45  

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