Guidelines for Editors
Editorial board is an important part in scholarly journals. Our editors are experts in their subject fields and are in charge of the peer review process and the content of the journal. Their task is to deal with the peer review process of manuscripts, involve prominent international and national reviewers, make decision on the acceptance or rejection of the manuscripts and attract high-class scientific articles. Before the peer review step, the editor should answer the following questions:
• Has the author followed the journal’s guidelines?
• The subject of the manuscript relevant to the journal?
• Will the journal’s readers find the article useful and significant?
The editor probably rejects the manuscript instantly, but otherwise it will move to the next stage.
In peer review process, editors should concentrate on the following rules:
- Journal editors should give unbiased decision to every manuscript submitted for publication, and should evaluate each on its content, without consideration to religion, nationality, gender, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
- Journal editors must keep the peer review process secret; information or correspondence about a manuscript should not be shared with anyone outside of the peer review process.
- Journal editors should make every effort to process the manuscripts in a well-organized way and at exactly the proper time.
- Editors should check and follow up the performance of peer reviewers and take steps to ensure this is of high standard. Editors should encourage reviewers to check the following main issues:
- Ethical subjects and potential research misconduct raised by submissions such as unethical research practice, unsuitable data manipulation and presentation.
- The originality of manuscripts, redundant publication and plagiarism.
Editorial board members must ensure timely responses to the complainants by taking action and correcting the shown mistakes.