Editor Roles and Responsibilities
Editors of scientific journals have responsibilities toward the authors who provide the content of the journals, the peer reviewers who comment on the suitability of manuscripts for publication, the journal’s readers and the scientific community, the owners/publishers of the journals, and the public as a whole.
Editor Responsibilities toward Authors
• Providing guidelines to authors for preparing and submitting manuscripts (see http://www.yeniurolojidergisi.org/en/yazarlara-bilgi )
• Providing a clear statement of the journal’s policies on authorship criteria (see http://www.yeniurolojidergisi.org/en/yazarlara-bilgi )
• Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency
• Establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interest for all involved in the publication process, including editors, staff, authors, and reviewers (see http://www.yeniurolojidergisi.org/en/cikar-catismasi )
• Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work
• Establishing a system for effective and rapid 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 clear guidelines for authors regarding acceptable practices for sharing experimental materials and information, particularly those required to replicate the research, before and after publication
• Establishing a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions (see http://www.yeniurolojidergisi.org/en/yayin-degerlendirme-sureci )
• Clearly communicating all other editorial policies and standards.