Editors are solely responsible for the quality of their journals ensuring that the outcome is accurate, ethical and relevant to the area of journals.
They have the complete authority over the journals and are the ultimate decision-makers, their behaviour must be transparent and totally beyond reproach
They must not misuse the trust of any of the parties (Author, Reviewers, Publishers and Readers) associated with the journal
Editors need to make sure that they are independent for decision making, preparing editorial policies, setting guidelines and are not under any internal and external pressure groups. Should consult with all editors for the journal while preparing policies and guidelines.
Editors should judge each submission solely on merit basis, irrespective of geography and demographic details.
When editors submit a manuscript to their own journal, they should keep themselves away from the review process.
Editors should aim to build the best editorial board. No Editor should attempt unethical ways to improve the impact factor by requesting the authors to add citations in their published work.
Editors must ensure that all submissions comply with the ethical guidelines and the review process also be ethical and in accordance with the best practices.
Editors need to look after the complete peer review system and deal with any problems that arise to make sure that the submissions are processed and published in a timely manner.
Editors must respond immediately to any suspected misconduct, fraud, or complaint. Set guidelines to deal in with suspected misconduct and fraud as what action will be taken.