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.
- No information regarding the paper’s author(s) or reviewers shall be revealed to irrelevant parties during the paper reviewing process.
- The paper published formerly elsewhere must not be accepted by the editor for publication. Plagiarism must be scrutinized seriously by using a credible detecting software. The paper detected as bearing plagiarism must be frozen for further evaluation, the author(s) be contacted, and related explanation be demanded to support the editor’s decision to accept or reject the said paper.
- 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.