Roles and Responsibilities

Editor-in-Chief

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Ensure appropriateness and fairness in the appointment of the reviewers.
  • Ensure fair evaluation of the submitted articles.
  • Decide the rejection of articles at the pre-screening stage based on the screening report and the status of accepted articles based on the reported verification of amendments at the final proof stage.
  • Ensure confidentiality in managing the review process and the handling of the submitted journal articles.
  • Ensure the availability of the relevant information and instructions to all reviewers and authors.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure timely publication of each issue.
  • Strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  • Promote the journal.
  • Actively disclose quality improvement efforts to the editorial board members as well as the journal management team.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with collaborating partners and others.

 

Editorial Board Members

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Carry out the duties of a reviewer as per the stipulated roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure fair evaluation of the submitted articles.
  • Responsible in avoiding conflict of interest by declining the appointment as a reviewer in cases where such situation arises.
  • Ensure confidentiality in conducting the review process.
  • Reveal any ethical issues related to suspicion of plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, and other forms of misconducts found during the review process. 
  • Provide informative and good quality feedback/report to the authors. The feedback/report must be written in a polite manner and attempted towards the improvement of the article.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Provide feedback in a timely manner.
  • Support quality improvement efforts.
  • Promote the journal.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with collaborating partners and others.

 

Reviewers

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Carry out the duties of a reviewer as per the stipulated roles and responsibilities.
  • Ensure fair evaluation of the submitted articles.
  • Responsible in avoiding conflict of interest by declining the appointment as a reviewer in cases where such situation arises.
  • Ensure confidentiality in conducting the review process.
  • Reveal any ethical issues related to suspicion of plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, and other forms of misconducts found during the review process. 
  • Provide informative and good quality feedback/report to the authors. The feedback/report must be written in a polite manner and attempted towards the improvement of the article.
  • Provide recommendation on the acceptance of articles in the reviewer report
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Provide feedback in a timely manner.
  • Promote the journal.

 

Authors

Corresponding authors are responsible for ensuring that:

  • only original work that is free of plagiarism, falsification, and fabrication is submitted.
  • the submitted article has not been published elsewhere and is not being considered for publication elsewhere.
  • the work reported has been carried after a thorough ethical consideration required in the field of research.  
  • secure reproduction rights for the use of resources
  • contributions from all individual to the article submitted are accurately reflected in the co-author listing and publication credits.
  • all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the submitted article, and the final version of amended article.
  • the signed copyright form is submitted upon consultation with co-authors. 
  • every comments/ concerns raised by the reviewers are addressed in revising the article as per the instructions given.
  • the work submitted adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • amended journal articles are submitted in a timely manner.
  • all forms of corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies are communicated to the journal secretariat.

 

Managing Editor

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Ensure appropriateness and fairness in the appointment of the reviewers.
  • Ensure fair evaluation of the submitted articles.
  • Ensure confidentiality in managing the review process and the handling of the submitted journal articles.
  • Ensure the availability of the relevant information and instructions to all reviewers and authors.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Review the amended journal article and ensure good flow and clarity of the articles published.
  • Ensure timely publication of each issue.
  • Strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  • Promote the journal.
  • Actively disclose quality improvement efforts to the editorial board members as well as the journal management team.
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with collaborating partners and others.

 

Language Editor

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Ensure confidentiality in editing the submitted journal articles.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure that the articles published are well written and free of language errors.
  • Ensure timely submission of the edited articles.
  • Strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  • Promote the journal.

 

Layout Editor

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Ensure confidentiality in formatting the submitted journal articles.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure that the articles published are well formatted and error free.
  • Ensure timely submission of proof copies.
  • Strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  • Promote the journal.

 

Assistant Editor

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Ensure confidentiality in managing the review process and the handling of the submitted journal articles.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Conduct the pre-screening process in an effective and timely manner.
  • Strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  • Promote the journal.

 

Webmaster

  • Maintain the integrity of the journal.
  • Ensure confidentiality in the handling of the submitted journal articles.
  • Adhere to journal policies and guidelines.
  • Ensure timely uploading of approved proof copies.
  • Maintain the journal portal.
  • Strive to improve the quality of the journal.
  • Promote the journal.