Journal of Agronomy Research

Editor Resources

As an editor of a journal, it is incumbent upon one to uphold the guidelines for the selection and acceptance of papers submitted to said journal. While we acknowledge that experienced researchers and academics are likely to be familiar with and adhere to these guidelines, we believe that they may prove to be of significant assistance to those who are new to editorial responsibilities.

Few important guidelines:

Kindly refrain from hesitating to provide an impartial review. We are open to addressing any number of revisions until the desired level of quality is attained.

Kindly decline the submission of manuscripts that fall outside the purview of the journal without conducting a review.

In the event of a rejection, kindly provide a clear explanation for the decision and offer guidance for any necessary follow-up actions. For instance, if the rejection is attributed to inadequate language proficiency despite a strong subject matter, it may be advisable to suggest language editing services. Alternatively, if the subject matter falls outside the scope of the intended audience, please indicate as such.

Please ensure that the language used adheres to a high standard of quality. It is imperative that the language is comprehensible to readers worldwide.

Ethical Obligations:

  1. An editor should give unbiased consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on its merits without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).

  2. An editor should consider manuscripts submitted for publication with all reasonable speed and attention. The sole responsibility for acceptance or rejection of a manuscript rests with the editor. Manuscripts may be rejected without review if considered inappropriate for the journal.

  3. The editor and members of the editorial team should not disclose information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than those from whom professional advice is sought. After a decision the editor may disclose manuscript titles and authors’ names of papers that have been accepted for publication.

  4. An editor should respect the intellectual independence of authors.

  5. Editorial responsibility and authority for any manuscript authored by an editor and submitted to the editor’s journal should be delegated to some other qualified person. Editorial consideration of the manuscript in any way or form by the author-editor would constitute a conflict of interest.

  6. Unpublished information, or interpretations disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used in an editor’s own research except with the consent of the author.

  7. When a manuscript is so closely related to the research of an editor as to create a conflict of interest, the editor should arrange for some other qualified person to take editorial responsibility for that manuscript.

  8. If an editor is presented with convincing evidence that the main substance or conclusions of a report published in an editor’s journal are erroneous, the editor should facilitate publication of an appropriate report or note pointing out the error and, if possible, correcting it.

  9. An author may request the editor not use certain reviewers in consideration of a manuscript.

  10. An Editor should ideally send a PDF rather than Microsoft Word or other electronic file to reviewers and request that comments not be made to the electronic copy of the manuscript.

These are the general and ethical guidelines you need to adhere to achieve the quality output of a research paper.

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