ethic

 

General duties and responsibilities of Editors (COPE, 2008)

Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals. They should:

  • strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;
  • constantly improve the journal;
  • ensure the quality of the material they publish;.
  • champion freedom of expression;
  • maintain the integrity of the academic record;
  • preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards;
  • always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and pologies when needed.