Editors are primarily responsible for maintain the reputation and the integrity of the journal.
- Editor should maintain a bird’s eye view on avoiding erroneous information. On identifying the error, editor must take measures to rectify it immediately by publishing addendum.
- Editor must comply with the policy guidelines provided by the publisher related to reviewing and editorial policy.
- Editors must closely monitor the journal for ensuring the fairness, timeliness, thoroughness, and civility of the process.
- Editor is responsible for the overall growth and progress of the journal; hence s/he is responsible for the timely release of the issue.
- Editor takes measures to add all the significant developments in the field for the growth of the journal.
- Can discuss the controversies also to clear the doubts centering particular scientific phenomena or practice. E.g., Surrogacy, Clinical Trials, Gene Editing etc.
Editor’s role towards Scientific Community
- Editor must make ensure that the content and the author information present in the manuscript should be legible.
- Must evaluate the manuscript whether or not it is falling within the scope of the journal.
- Must maintain the integrity of the journal by suggesting the corrections, dealing with retraction, supplemental data etc.
- Taking efforts to attract recent and relevant research to cater to its reader’s interest.
- Should take steps to discourage unethical practices like plagiarism and violation of copyrights.
- Should take measures to promote discussion and debate on prominent scientific developments and its implications on the society.
Towards the Journal
- Editor’s decisions are final related to acceptance or rejection of the article for publication upon receiving the review comments.
- Editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without any bias towards race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- Editor or any Editorial staff should maintain confidentiality related to the submitted manuscript, names and affiliations of the author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate depending on the need and stage of processing.