Editorial Process:

Editors initially screen the relevance of the submissions to the journal's aims and scope, the completeness of the submission, and ensure that authors adhere to the journal guidelines. Editors also are responsible for assigning manuscripts to reviewers and making the final decisions about accepting or rejecting manuscripts.

To find the submission, the editor should log in to the Editorial Manager as "Editor" and should select “Pending Assignments” where the editor can find the documents of the submission.

Managing editor responsibilities:

  1. Make the preliminary checking of the relevance of the submission to the journal's scope and aims.
  2. Make the preliminary checking of the submission adherence to the journal guidelines.
  3. Ensure that all documents are present.
  4. Run plagiarism checking.

Plagiarism checking:

Any submitted article will undergo plagiarism checking. The journal uses iThenticate similarity-detecting software. A similarity of up to 20% maximum could be accepted.

Managing editor decisions at this stage may be:

  1. Send the submission back to the author to resubmit after fulfilling the journal requirements.
  2. Send the submission to the Editor in Chief.
  3. Reject the submission.

The Editor in Chief receives submissions that pass the preliminary check.

Editor in Chief's responsibilities:

  1. Make the preliminary checking of the scientific quality of submissions.
  2. Assign submissions to editors who are experts in the topic of the submission.
  3. Assign submissions to reviewers.
  4. Make final decisions about submissions.

Editorial members' responsibilities:

  1. Assign submissions to reviewers.
  2. Evaluate reviewers' comments.
  3. Make preliminary decisions about submissions to the Editor in Chief.

Editorial members' suggested decision at this stage may be:

  • Accept submission.
  • Revise submission (Minor revision/Major revision).
  • Reject submission.

Conflict of interest:

Submissions for any of the editors will be subject to strict regulations where the editor who is an author or co-author will not be involved in handling the submission at any stage.