Editor Guidelines

Scientific journal editors has the responsibility towards the authors, peer reviewers, journal readers and scientific community. Editors should greatly maintain and improve the standards of the Journal by handling meticulous peer review process in the sense of quality.

The important role of an editor is to pick up accurate reviewer in a particular field to enhance the quality of the manuscript. Editor should determine whether the submitted manuscripts are suitable to the scope of the journal or not, after which they are generally reviewed by a minimum of two experts and a handling editor (here review comments are considered). In any case editor’s decision remains final.

Also, the editor's responsibility is to provide his/her final decision based on the novelty and quality of the manuscript after the completion of peer review process. Finally the acceptance or rejection of manuscripts depends on the recommendation from peer reviewers as well as from editor.

Editor Responsibilities

First of all editors should evaluate and disseminate the scientific material whether it is suitable to scope of the journal or not, and should determine the following points:

Is the research question posed important, original and well defined?

Is the data provided in the manuscripts meritorious and well supported with necessary explanations?

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the submitted article?

Normally each editor has to review or process at least two manuscripts per month.

They should communicate with other board members of that particular journal regarding steady stream of articles, peer-review process, timelines on reviewer’s response, quality of published material etc.

They should possess the skills to rewrite the manuscripts which may have been written poorly.

Should provide guidelines to authors for preparing, submitting manuscripts and making revised versions according to peer review comments. They should also provide the guidelines to editorial office to get quality manuscripts from authors/contributors in constructive manner.

Making editorial decisions within reasonable time and communicate to them in a clear and positive manner. They have to take the decision based on the reviewer's detailed and constructive comments, which will be helpful to the authors to their progressive manuscripts

Editor or reviewer should comment about paper whether it should be a Major revision or Minor revision or Re-review

Confidentiality: All information of the research work must be confidential by the Editors/reviewers and the publication staff.


Timeline for manuscript processing
  1. Editor should respond to assigned notification from Editorial Office within 24 to 48 hours.
  2. They have to assign the reviewers or if the editor is busy with other commitments, he can assign his editorial duties to Editorial Office at the same time.
  3. To reviewers, a time lag for peer review process is 7 to 10 days depends upon reviewer request.
  4. A time lag to author regarding revision of the manuscript is 5 to 10 days based on the decision of editor such as major revision, minor revision and re-review.
  5. Editor should provide his valuable decision for publication or rejection of the manuscript within 24 to 48 hours after receiving the revised version.
  6. Publishing group should publish the final version of the manuscript online within three business working days from the accepted date.
Benefits for Editors
  1. If there is a newly launched journal, first issue will be released with a minimum 5 to 7 manuscripts which are free of cost when submitted by the editor.
  2. If the editor brings the membership from any institution/university to editorial office, the editor will be given a 5% reward.
  3. Editor can receive complete waiver on publication fee for two articles such as one editorial and one research/review.
  4. Note: If the editor has funding sources, then the editorial office will request the editor to pay the minimum publication fee to maintain the open access publication in an organized way.
  5. Editor can get more benefits from our organization, if he really works on getting the articles, conducting meetings with other board members; increase the citations, indexing the journals and improvement of the journal standards.