The Editor should ensure that all articles accepted for publication have been assessed by two reviewers.
The Editor should not make decisions regarding manuscripts about which they may have a conflict of interest. In such instances, a senior member of the Editorial Board should be assigned to assume responsibility for overseeing peer-review and making decisions regarding acceptance or rejection.
All of the responsibilities should be carried precisely within the time frame.
In case of any delays, there should be an immediate consultation with the authors.
The entire process should be transparent and in the structured flow.
Although the Editor may publish in their own journal, a senior member of the Editorial Board will be assigned to assume responsibility of overseeing peer-review process.
Editors should provide a professional service to authors. Correspondence should be handled in a timely and respectful manner, and efficient and thorough peer-review carried out.
Systems should be in place to ensure editorial staff absences do not result in a reduced service to authors.