Duties of Editors
- The editor will assess the paper quality for publication and select only those passing through the reviewing process, in which the clarity of and congruence with the journal policy must be prioritized. The selected paper must contain a body of knowledge that reflects valuable perception, and a theoretical framework derived from experiences or textual/research synthesis. A grounded theory or a conceptual model contributing to further research must be preferably included.
- During the paper evaluation process, the editor shall reveal no information whatsoever relevant to the author.
- The editor shall detect the submitted article for plagiarism. In case the plagiarism is found, the editor shall contact the author for explanation, while considering whether to accept or reject the said article.
- The editor must bear no conflict of interest with the author(s) nor the reviewer(s).
- The editor must not claim a partial or all of the submitted paper as his/her own.
- The editor must consider for publication only the paper conducted with valid methodology and yielding accurate findings, and the quality of which serves as the main indicator for publication.
- In case the editor detects plagiarism or false data in the submitted paper and hence deciding for revocation with which the author(s) refuse(s) to comply, the editor has thus full rights and responsibility to proceed with the revocation process without the author(s)’s prior consent.
- The editor is deemed to assess the congruence between the articles’ content and the journal’s goal and scope, evaluate the quality of the said articles via the quality evaluation procedure prior to publication, and launch the journal no later than the pre-determined publication date.