Guidelines for Editors
The editors of this journal are international experts in their respective areas and are accountable for the peer-review process as well as the contents of the journal. All members of the editorial board hold positions in industry, educational, and research institutions. Their role is to handle peer-review of manuscripts, make recommendations on the acceptance or rejection of a paper and draw high-quality submissions.
The Editorial Board members' roles are as follows:
- Provide expertise in specific research fields.
- Assess the submitted manuscripts and include independent reviewers in the process.
- Participate in journal development and provide advice on journal policy and scope.
- Provide a subject definition and conference choice for special issues. Moreover, editorial members can be guest editors of special issues.
- The journal should be promoted at conferences, seminars, workshops, and relevant public events.
- Recruit new potential authors.
- Guest editors play a crucial role in providing quality special content publications, like special Issues. Guest editors have a view on the process, beginning with the proposal to publication.
The Editorial Board is revised every two years, meaning the exclusion of inactive members as well as the addition of the new ones.
We greatly appreciate applications from the editorial candidates. To submit an application, please send an e-mail to a Managing Editor of the selected journal and attach a file with your CV (comprising the current place of work, profession, education, the scope of your scientific interest, types of activity, list of publications, list of the journals in which you occupy the positions of an editor or a reviewer, e-mail for contact and a link to the personal page at your university).
Duties of editors
The editors of the journal are solely responsible for determining which of the articles presented to the journal will be published. In making this decision, the editor may consult with the members of the Editorial Board.
Fair play: The editors assess manuscripts without considering the nature of the authors or the host institution including race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editors, members of the Editorial Boards, as well as any editorial staff must not reveal information about a submitted manuscript to anyone but the authors of the paper, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher, for appropriate reasons.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest: Unpublished materials disclosed at a submitted paper must not be used in the own research of the editors or the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.
Publication Decisions: The editor board journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality. The editor should organize and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors should explain their peer review processes in the information for authors and also indicate which parts of the journal are peer reviewed. Editor should use appropriate peer reviewers for papers that are considered for publication by selecting people with sufficient expertise and avoiding those with conflicts of interest.