The Chief Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles accepted for publication after undergoing double blind peer review should be published. The Chief Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s Editorial Board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. However, the Chief Editor has no authority to influence the reviewers who are conducting the blind review of the articles submitted for peer review.
- Fair Play
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
The Chief Editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers and the publisher
- Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript (while handling it) in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.