Articles must be submitted by one of the authors of the manuscript, and should not be submitted by anyone on their behalf. The corresponding author will be required to submit a Copyright Letter along with the manuscript, on behalf of all the co-authors (if any). The author(s) will confirm that the manuscript (or any part of it) has not been published previously or is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Furthermore, any illustration, structure or table that has been published elsewhere must be reported, and copyright permission for reproduction must be obtained.
All submitted articles are subjected to an extensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually three to five reviewers). Due to an increase in manuscript submissions, the Editor-in-Chief may assign manuscripts to journaling editors to plan, coordinate, and revise material for publications. The editor assigns relevant peer reviewers to review the assigned manuscripts. Editors also review story ideas and decide which material is most appealing to readers. During the review process, editors provide comments to improve the product and suggest titles and headlines. All manuscripts are assessed rapidly and the decision based on all the peer reviewers' comments, taken by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief, is then conveyed to the author(s).
The editor must be an active and expert in the field of the journal. The following roles are recommended.
- Full management of articles
- Full user management
- Making all decisions and communicating to the authors (decision making)
- Regular holding of editorial board meetings
- Introducing the members of the magazine (select staff)
- Scientific policymaking for the advancement of the journal
- Writing editorial articles
An editor must have:
- Independence in decision making
- Adherence to justice in the judgment of articles
- Free from any kind of interference with personal interests (Disclosure and Conflicts of interest)
- Motivate the refereeing team
- Involvement and cooperation in investigations.
Different Types of Editors
The editor-in-chief is the person who usually heads the editorial board and controls all other editors of the journal. You distribute your work to editorial teams and oversee larger projects. The EIC is also responsible for maintaining the journal's voice and upholding its philosophy and mission. Publishers sometimes refer to editors-in-chief as general editors. This basically means that you can work on a project of your choice.
The responsible editor is the person who charge overall responsibility for an article, story, or other content.
- Editorial Committee Members
The Editorial Board is a team of experts in the journal's field. Editorial board members: Review the submitted manuscript. Advice on journal policy and scope. Identify special issue topics that you can edit as a guest.
- Associate Editors
Associate editors often work for journal. Associate editors often have the same responsibilities as acquisition editors. He or she is responsible for finding content to publish. These types of editors read and review published material. We often tweak our titles and content to make them more engaging, tailoring topics that our readers might be interested in. Keep the journal's overall goals in mind when selecting and editing content.
- Section Editors
Section editors generally manage the review of submissions and the processing of accepted submissions.
One of two or more persons who jointly act as editors of a work or project.
What is the role of a co-editor?
Assist with page layout and design work for publications. Guidance to other staff on typographical conventions and style. Cooperation with designers, writers and photographers. Perform edit and review of submitted articles.
- Guest editors
Guest editors play a key role in sourcing content and leading the special edition review process.
All submitted articles are subjected to an extensive peer review in consultation with members of the journal’s editorial board and independent external referees (usually three to five reviewers). All manuscripts are assessed rapidly and the decision based on all the peer reviewers' comments, taken by the journal’s Editor-in-Chief/eBook Editor, is then conveyed to the author(s).
Submissions from the Editor-in-Chief will undergo independent peer-review and will be submitted to another Editor for his decision on acceptance.
Articles must be written in good English in a clear and correct style in order to maintain uniformity throughout the text.
Appeals and Complaints
Generally, the editorial decisions are not reverted. However, authors who think that their manuscript was rejected due to a misunderstanding or mistake may seek an explanation for the decision. Appeals must give sound reasoning and compelling evidence against the criticism raised in the rejection letter. A difference of opinion as to the interest, novelty, or suitability of the manuscript for the journal will not be considered as an appeal. The EIC and other relevant editors will consider the appeal and the decision thereafter taken by the journal will be deemed final. Acceptance of the manuscript is not guaranteed even if the journal agrees to reconsider the manuscript, and the reconsideration process may involve previous or new reviewers or editors and substantive revision.
Authors who wish to make a complaint should refer them to the Editor-in-Chief of the journal concerned. Complaints to the Publisher may be emailed to [email protected].
Errata and Corrections in Published Articles
Authors and readers are encouraged to notify the Editor-in-Chief if they find errors in published content, authors’ names, and affiliations or if they have reasons for concern over the legitimacy of a publication. In such cases, the journal will publish an ERRATUM in consultation with Editor-in-Chief and authors of the article, and/or replace or retract the article.
Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication or published as E-pub Ahead of Schedule but which have not been formally published with volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are determined to violate the publishing ethics guidelines such as multiple submission, fake claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like, may be “Withdrawn” from the journal. Withdrawal means that the article files are removed and replaced with a PDF stating that the article has been withdrawn from the journal in accordance with BSP Editorial Policies.
Published articles (with volume/issue/page information) which may contain infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like are retracted.
- A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the Editor-in-Chief is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
- In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
- The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
- The original article is retained unchanged with a watermark on the PDF indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
- The HTML version of the document is removed.
Redundant (multiple) publication/ Re-publication
Abstracts and posters of conferences, results presented at meetings (for example, to inform investigators or participants about findings), results databases (data without interpretation, discussion, context or conclusions in the form of tables and text to describe data/information where this is not easily presented in tabular form) are not considered prior publication.
Authors who wish to publish translations of the articles that have been published elsewhere should ensure that they have appropriate permission(s), indicate clearly that the material has been translated and re-published, and indicate clearly the original source of the material. The Editor-in-Chief may request copies of related publications if he/she is concerned about overlap and possible redundancy.
Permisssion for Reproduction
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