Intructions for Editors

Editors and editorial boards 
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Editors and Editorial Boards are responsible for making final decisions on a manuscript. Prudent Journals require all editors and editorial board members to adhere to COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Editorial freedom

Interference with the editorial freedom of editors construes misconduct. Editors and Editorial Board Members have total freedom in performing their duties. Any form of interference with the editorial freedom of Editors and Editorial Board Members either from the publisher or any other organization or persons is strictly forbidden.

Joining editorial boards

To join an editorial board of a journal published by Prudent Journals, a prospective board member should have completed a doctorial programme. The area of expertise of the prospective board member should fit with the aims and scope of the journal. The applicant should also have research experience and publications in his/her area of expertise.

Editorial board member should be prepared to create adequate time to evaluate assigned manuscript in a timely manner.

Applicants for editorial board should fill the online Editorial Board Application Form and attach their current resume.

Editorial board is reviewed periodically. Members may be asked to submit updated version of their profile/resume.

Editors and Editorial Board do not receive any remuneration. These positions are purely voluntary.

Conflicts

Conflicts shall be resolved in accordance with COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and/or any other COPE guidelines.  Cases of potential conflicts should be reported to the Ethics & Compliance Unit compliance@prudentjournals.org
Further reading
COPE – Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
ICMJE – Responsibilities in the Submission and Peer-Review Process
WAME – Policy Statements (The Relationship Between Journal Editors-in-Chief and Owners)
COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers