Editor Roles and Responsibilities

The editors of the Journal of University Medical & Dental College have responsibilities toward the authors who provide the content of the journals, and the peer reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the journal’s readers and the scientific community, the owners and publishers of the journals, and the public as a whole.

Responsibilities toward Authors :

  • Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts.
  • Providing a transparent statement of the journal’s policies on authorship criteria.
  • Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency.
  • Establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interest for all involved within the publication process, including editors, staff (e.g., editorial and sales), authors, and reviewers.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of every author’s work.
  • Establishing a system for effective and fast peer review.
  • Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner.
  • Being vigilant in avoiding the possibility of editors and/or referees delaying a manuscript for suspect reasons.
  • Establishing a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions
  • Regularly reviewing the policies for, ethical issues, handling, and findings the misconduct by authors and anyone involved in the peer review process.
  • Informing authors that the submission will be evaluated according to the journal’s standard procedures.
  • Developing mechanisms, in cooperation with the publisher, to make sure timely publication of accepted manuscripts
  • Clearly communicating all other editorial policies and standards mentioned in jumdc.com/index.php/jumdc/Responsibilities-of-Editorial-Board-Members

Responsibilities of Editor toward Reviewers

  • Assigning papers for review according to the reviewer’s area of interest and expertise.
  • Initiate a process for reviewers to verify that they treat the manuscript as a confidential document and complete the review promptly.
  • Advising reviewers that they are not allowed to make any use of the work described in the manuscript or to take benefit of the knowledge they gained by reviewing it before publication
  • Providing reviewers with written, clear instructions on the journal’s site.
  • Requesting the reviewers that they have no conflict of interest in reviewing this article
  • Finding ways to identify the contributions of referees, for example, offering professional education credits; or inviting them to serve on the editorial board of the journal.

Editors have the responsibility to inform and educate readers. Making clear and rational editorial decisions will ensure the best selection of content that contributes to the body of scientific knowledge.

Editor Responsibilities toward Readers and Community

Editors have the responsibility to inform and educate readers. Making clear and rational editorial decisions will ensure the best selection of content that contributes to the body of scientific knowledge.

  • Viewing and analyzing all manuscripts selected for publication should be proofread to evaluate the authors’ conclusions, and authors’ conclusions reflect the evidence provided in the manuscript. Providing author contact information so interested readers pursue for further discourse.
  • Identifying individual and group authorship criteria are met to the best of the editor’s knowledge.
  • Requiring all authors to review and accept responsibility for the content of the final draft of each paper or for those areas to which they have contributed.
  • Maintaining the journal’s internal integrity.
  • Ensuring that the publication process understand that it is inappropriate to manipulate citations, for example, demanding that authors cite papers published in the journal.
  • Viewing that all authors must disclosing sources (e.g., authorship and funding)

Editor Responsibilities toward Publishers/ Journal Owners

  • Accompanying peer review of submitted manuscripts
  • Assembling endorsements about improved evaluation and distribution of scientific material.
  • Obeying to the owner’s and publishers fiscal policies towards the journal, as they do not invade upon editorial individuality.
  • Adhering to the agreed-upon mission, publication practices, and schedule