Editor Guidelines


Being an editor, he/she should carry out their responsibilities with much dedication to improve the quality of the journal. It is advisable to oversee the journal policies time to time and assisting the publisher in maintaining the journal’s quality towards serving the scientific community.

Guidelines to be followed

  • To improve the ways of journal processes, the editor should actively seek the views of editorial board members, reviewers, authors
  • Encourage research into peer review, technological advances and reassess journal processes in the light of new discoveries
  • Jscholar welcomes their editor's suggestions in providing appropriate resources, guidance from experts and training to perform the publisher's role in a professional manner and improve the quality of the journal
  • Encourage initiatives designed to prevent research misconduct and educate researchers about publication ethics
  • Encourages submission of quality articles to the journal by personally recruiting authors, assisting them with outreach, and ensuring the marketing plan is executed
  • Ensures feedback provided to authors is constructive, fair, and timely
  • Should determine whether a submitted manuscript is appropriate for the journal
  • Article submitted for peer review is a privileged communication that should be treated in confidence, taking care to guard the author's identity and work
  • Recruit high profile reviewers using multiple sources, e.g., personal recommendations, Web databases, published choice review
  • Should monitor the process of peer review and take steps to ensure this is of high standard
  • Communicate with reviewers as regularly as possible, according to their availability and give them clear instructions in maintaining quality of the journal
  • Avoid conflicts of interest when making assignments. Check whether reviewer has history of conflict with author
  • Should encourage reviewers to comment on- ethical questions and possible research and publication misconduct raised by submissions (e.g. unethical research design, inappropriate data manipulation and presentation)
  • The originality of article submissions and to be alert to redundant publication and plagiarism
  • Ethical Guidelines: Expectations for ethical behavior from authors, reviewers, and editors. This could cover issues like plagiarism, data manipulation, conflict of interest, and proper citation practices.
  • Editorial Decision Criteria: Criteria that editors use to make decisions about whether to accept, revise, or reject manuscripts. This can include factors like originality, significance, methodology, and relevance to the journal's focus.
  • Open Access: If the journal is open access, guidelines on the types of open access licenses used and any associated fees
  • Quality Control: Editors should ensure that the journal's production process is of high quality and meets the standards set by the publisher. Editors should work with the publisher to ensure that the journal is produced in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Continuous Improvement: Editors should strive to continuously improve the journal's quality and impact by soliciting feedback from authors, reviewers, and readers, and by regularly reviewing and updating the journal's policies and guidelines.
  • Timely Processing: Editors should strive to process manuscripts promptly and efficiently, and keep authors informed about the status of their submissions. Authors should receive timely and constructive feedback on their manuscripts.
  • Ensure to rewrite content when required.( Typographical errors, incorrect line or page breaks, Spelling errors, Errors in grammar and syntax, Errors in word usage, graphs, the styling of tables, and other art, including their labels, captions, and text mentions, Ambiguous vocabulary and syntax)
  • Should communicate directly with the author and the review team
  • Recommend acceptance or rejection of the articles considered for publication to the journal Editor
  • Should be able to resolve any conflicts