Editor Roles and Responsibilities
Editors of the journals have responsibilities toward the authors of the journals, the peer reviewers, the journal’s readers and the scientific community, the owners/publishers of the journals.
The roles and responsibilities are below:
- Support and maintain the quality of the journal.
- To establish clear guidelines for authors regarding acceptable practices required to replicate the research, before and after publication
- Maintain procedure to reconsider editorial decisions
- Describe, implement, and review policies for handling ethical issues, allegations or findings of misconduct by authors involved in the peer review process.
- To inform authors that the submission will be evaluated according to the journal’s standard procedures/policies or the decision-making processes
- Develop mechanisms, in cooperation with the publisher, to make sure timely publication of accepted manuscripts.
- Clearly communicating all other editorial policies and standards
- Suggesting reviewers and authors for possible submission.
- Submit an editorial or welcome note, if required by the journal.