Guidelines for editors
The Editor-in-Chief takes prime responsibility in maintaining or updating the scientific quality of
the journal. However, most of the editorial processes are handled by our PPH team. Hence, the
Editor-in-Chief does not need to be actively involved or spent more time in the editorial process.
The Editor-in-Chief may serve for a three years term and may be reappointed. The Editor-in-
Chief responsibilities are given below;
Editor-in-Chief has to inviting well qualified researchers to join the editorial board
May need to advice on or improve the journal policy and scope
Suggesting titles for special issues or inviting guest editors for the special issues
Final decision on the manuscripts submitted to our journal
Editor-in-Chief may submit his/her own work publication (In this case, Associate Editors
may handle the manuscript)
Editorial Board Structure:
The Editorial Board of the Journals published by Prominent Publication (PPH) comprises
of Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Editorial Board members. Editor-in-Chief remains the
chairperson of the board. Managing Editor will be responsible for managing entire review
process of the manuscripts. (Receipt of Assignment from Admin to Submission of Reviewer's &
The formation of the Editorial Board is done through incorporating global expertise with
excellent academic track record and expertise in the respective journal subject. There is no
restriction in the number of the Editorial Board members. Editorial board members must qualify
the following major facts:
Should possess a Ph.D. degree in the relevant subject.
Must have good publication record.
Should hold some academic position in Universities, Research/ Academic Institutes or
other such organizations or must be a renowned independent researcher.
Duties of the Editorial Board Members:
All Editorial board members must obey the direction provided by the Editor-in-Chief of
Once the plagiarism check is completed every article will be assigned with an Editor and
if the article is in the area of Editor's research interested, it is expected that assigned
Editor will take up the assignment at an earliest possible time. If he or she wants to deny
the assignment due to some personal reason, that should also be informed to the
Administrative Office at an earliest possible convenience.
Assigned Editor should not have any conflict of interest with any assignment, if so then
he or she should decline the assignment stating the proper reason to the Editorial Office.
It is mandatory that every Editor treat each reviewer/ author with proper dignity,
courtesy, fair behavior irrespective of considering the matter and status of the article.
Honesty and transparency is must to become an Editorial Board member, where an Editor
should judge every submission equally and transparently.
Managing Editor can take the final decision for any publication oriented issue in
consultation with Editor-in-Chief.
If required Editor may provide the necessary guidelines and dictate the process of
submission to the author.
Editor should not reveal any information regarding the author, reviewer or the article
information to anyone, complete confidentiality is to be maintained mandatorily.
Editor should be responsible for a fast and transparent peer review process, if required
Editor may take support from the Administrative Office.
Providing the final judgment on the articles assigned within the allotted time with proper
reason and clarification should be done by the Editor.
Editor should remember the policy of fast and effective peer review and further process,
therefore, should communicate with the reviewers or authors depending on the stage of
article processing in case of any delay.
Editor should be responsible for any query regarding reconsideration of editorial
decisions and should provide the decision quickly and clearly with proper reasons. Editor
is responsible for establishing such protocol.
Once the assigned Editor is notified by the Administrative office regarding any
information at any stage of the publication process for an assigned manuscript, the
Editor should respond as early as possible.
For any manuscript assigned Editor is responsible for selecting potential reviewers
considering their expertise in particular subject areas and keeps monitoring the review
It is Editor’s responsibility to inform the selected reviewers that reviewers are not entitled
to use the any part of the work in any form provided in the article they are reviewing.
Reviewers should be also informed about the complete confidentiality of the assignments
they are undertaking.
Editors will be responsible to convey the expectations of the journal to the reviewers with
the review scope, quality and timeliness for an effective, efficient and transparent review
for the assigned submission.
Every Editor should keep in mind the time required for reviewing articles before sending
any reminder to the reviewer so that assigned reviewer should get appropriate time he or
If any special issue proposal is submitted to the journal, the assigned Editorial Board
member should review the proposal for suitability with the scope of the journal,
timeliness and assessing the scope and the importance of the topic.
Editorial Board members may recommend for the timely topics and suggest potential
guest Editors considering the scope, importance and timeliness of the topic.
Guest Editor can handle a special issue independently while maintaining a regular
communication and approval with the Administrative office of PPH.
Once a special issue is finalized,
Editors may attend the Editorial Board meetings occasionally scheduled by the
administrative Office (Offline/ Online Mode) for taking part in the discussion for the
improvement of the Journals.
Being an integral part of the Journal, Editors are responsible to coordinate and manage
the critical decisions along with the cooperation of Administrative Office, such as
retraction issues or similar matters.
Being the path director of the journal, Editors are expected to inform the Journal Office
regarding the potential timely topics and author pool through their constant
Editors should ensure the smooth functioning of the whole process in coordination with
Editors should provide time to time input regarding the targeted readers and their
preferences, in other words, creative input from Editors will help in understanding the
readers and their choices within the scope of the subject.
Editors should comply with the guidelines and protocols provided by the publishing
- - Review of proposals for special issue for relevance to current research in the
- - Recommend suitable proposals and their guest editors along with their
biographies to administrative office of PPH.
- - Once a proposal has been accepted by the EB members and approved by
administrative office of PPH for creating a special issue, the corresponding guest
editors will be responsible for handling and processing of the special issue
Ensure appropriate reviewer is selected for the particular manuscript (highly qualified in
specify field and dynamic reviewer).
Editors are responsible of choosing two reviewers (in particular case editors can choose
more than two) and ensure that all of them are not recommended by the authors of the
Editors should break off with reviewers who consistently produce poor quality of
reviewing the paper, late review of the manuscript, rude and disrespectful.
Editors are encouraged to search of reviewers in wide range in different sources to spot
out the potential new reviewer not to stop with the personal contacts author suggestions,
Editors should ensure that initial response to the paper should be given on time within the
time limit of (max of 3 weeks). In some special cases, the Editors may extend the review
Editors should able to manage all papers assigned to them, irrespective of the fields and
Section editors should assign the papers appropriately, to balance the discrete loads in the
The Section Editors should send reviewers comments directly to authors and also receive
the comments from authors and then directed towards the editor for decision.
Editors should intimate all the information to the authors in written feedback.
Editors should be always justifying the reason for the important decision that has been
deviated from actual peer review process.
An editor has authority to monitor the peer review process of the reviewers to ensure the
quality and to maintain ethics of publications.
Editors can encourage reviewers to comment on the ethical questions of the manuscript
and to be alert on the plagiarism.
Editors should enquire reviewers to disclose any potential conflict of interest before
agreeing to review a manuscript.
Editor’s decision on acceptance or rejection of a paper should be based on the reviewer’s
comments and their own view of the paper (quality, importance and originality).
Editors founds out that the paper have quality towards the publication, and there is
conflict of two different decision from the reviewers,
Editors can choose one or more reviewers for particular paper.
Editors can make final decision towards the acceptance or rejection of the paper.
Editors can immediately reject the manuscript, if it does not hold any standard toward the
Editors should not fluctuate with decision that they have made towards the submission of
the manuscript, unless they identify valid serious problem. The decision should be
justified to Editor –in-chief.
Editor’s decision will be final in case of the misconduct and conflict raised from the