Code of Conduct
- 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.
- A professional service to authors is expected.