Editors Guidelines

General responsibilities According to COPE

1 Actively engage with authors, readers, reviewers, and editorial board members to gather their perspectives on enhancing the journal's processes.

2 Enrich a culture of research and exploration into peer review and 'Journalology', and adapt journal processes based on new discoveries.

 3 Advocate for necessary resources, expert guidance, and comprehensive training from publishers to enable professionals to fulfill their roles effectively and elevate the journal's quality.

4 Support initiatives aimed at minimizing academic misconduct within the scholarly community.

5 Promote initiatives that educate researchers about publication ethics.

6 Continuously evaluate the impact of journal policies on author and reviewer behaviour, and make necessary revisions to promote responsible conduct and discourage misconduct.

7 Ensure that any press releases issued by the journal accurately reflect the message conveyed in the reported article and provide appropriate context.

Ten Essential Editorial Policies for Editors

1 Editors should familiarize themselves with the editorial policies of the publication they are working for.

2 They should be aware of the guidelines and standards set by the publication for manuscript submission and review.

3 Editors should ensure that they are up to date with any changes or updates in the editorial policies.

4 They should follow the publication's policies regarding conflicts of interest, confidentiality, and feedback to authors.

5 Editors should be knowledgeable about the publication's expectations for prompt decision-making and manuscript handling.

6 They should be aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and not sharing the manuscript with anyone unauthorized.

7 Editors should understand the significance of providing constructive feedback to authors, regardless of the decision made on their manuscript.

8 They should be familiar with the publication's guidelines on language editing and when it is appropriate to recommend it.

9 Editors should be proactive in seeking clarification if something is unclear in the manuscript due to language barriers.

10 They should adhere to the publication's policies on handling and storing manuscripts, including destroying all copies after the review process is complete.

A Critical Aspect of Journal Evaluation

1 The primary focus of evaluating a journal lies in assessing the relevance, novelty, and significance of the submitted work within its subject matter.

2 Key factors such as originality, innovation, and potential impact on the broader field play a crucial role in the evaluation process.

3 The methodology employed in the research is thoroughly scrutinized for transparency, suitability, thoroughness, and adherence to current standards.

4 The quality of evidence supporting the conclusions is carefully examined, along with the extent to which these conclusions justify publication.

5 Overall, the evaluation criteria for a journal encompass a comprehensive assessment of various aspects to ensure the publication maintains high standards and contributes meaningfully to the field.