As said Editors are the stewards of journals. They usually take over their journal from the previous editor(s) and always want to hand over the journal in good shape. Most editors provide direction for the journal and build a strong management team. They must consider and balance the interests of many constituents, including readers, authors, staff, owners, editorial board members, advertisers and themedia.
The editorial team of the Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture comprising the Editorial Board and the Editorial Staff with the Publisher is free & responsible for taking a decision as to which of the articles considered / published in the journal. The Editors have complete discretion to reject/accept an article. The editorial team may confer/deliberate with other reviewers/editors in arriving at their decisions. The evaluation of manuscripts is made on the basis of their scholarly and intellectual content without having regard to the nature of the authors or the institution including gender, race, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The journal follows a policy of fair play in its editorial evaluation. The editors are expected to exercise caution and ensure that they have no conflict of interest with respect to the articles they accept/reject. The editors and the editorial staff follow strict confidentiality and are required not to disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to any one other than the corresponding author, reviewers and the publisher. Authors are encouraged to correct the errors which are found during the process of review while preserving the anonymity of the reviewers.The manuscript is a privileged document. It needs to be protected from any form of exploitation. Editors/ reviewers are expected not to cite, refer and to refrain from using the information it embodies for the advancement of their own research.
Editorial decisions are based on peer review. The reviewers are expected to maintain absolute confidentiality with regard to the contents of manuscripts. The reviews are to be conducted objectively and the referees are expected to express their views clearly with supporting reasons. The reviewers should have no conflict of interest with the authors and the subject matter of the research. The reviewers are required to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any observation or argument which has been previously reported should also be accompanied along with the relevant citation. Similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under review and any other published paper of which the reviewer may have personal knowledge, may also be brought to be attention of the editors. The information or ideas obtained through peer review are of a privileged nature and must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative or other relationship with any of authors or institutions connected to the papers.
Normally Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture follows rapid publication strategy, however, depending upon the manuscript and editorial board availability, manuscripts vetting may take significantly longer time. In a case where a manuscript has taken more than six months’ time for reviewer assignment then Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture allows the author to withdraw manuscript without paying any charges.
Please Note: Any manuscript once in editing/reviewing stage is not allowed to be withdrawn without paying Withdrawal Penalty. Journal of Eco-friendly Agriculture holds ALL RIGHTS to publish the manuscript without further approval from the author, and can’t be held responsible for publishing of manuscript in any other Journal.
Typically the manuscript will be reviewed within 2-8 weeks. Should the reviewers’ reports contradict one another or a report is unnecessarily delayed a further expert opinion will be sought. Revised manuscripts are usually returned to the Editors within 4 weeks and the Editors may request further advice from the reviewers at this time. The Editors may request more than one revision of a manuscript.
A final decision to accept or reject the manuscript will be sent to the author along with any recommendations made by the reviewers, and may include verbatim comments by the reviewers.
Reviewers advise the Editors, who are responsible for the final decision to accept or reject the article.
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