Editors Roles & Responsibilities
The responsibilities of members of the Editorial Board include:
Screening the submitted manuscripts for possible publication in JSSPE.
The Editor may reject the manuscript without further review because of redundancy with recent material, or the manuscript quality is not sufficient to merit further attention.
Responsibility on technical features
The Editor should ensure that every technical aspect of the manuscript is fulfilled by the author(s) before proceeding to reviewing process. Factors that must be considered in this area include the manuscript format and proofreading.
Responsibility on ethical policies
Manuscript checks will be done on possible plagiarism, multiple submission of the same material to other journals, or disagreements related to various aspects of authorship would be relevant examples.
Managing the peer review of a manuscript
The Editor need to manage the peer review process of the manuscript. Starting from finding appropriate peer reviewers, communicate with the authors and reviewers via the provided system and manage the repeated reviews. The manuscript will be handled by Editor until it reaches publication stage.
Finding appropriate peer reviewers
When searching for potential reviewers, please provide for each potential reviewer, their title, full name, email full contact information and specific reason/criteria for selection of Editor’s suggestion. Minimum 2 reviewers are needed to carry out the reviewing process.
Deciding the final decision on the revised manuscript
Once peer review has been completed by peer reviewers or editors, the Editor has to determine whether the decisions to accept, reject, or the revision needs to be done again.
Keep all information confidential
Please note that you must keep all the information we share with you in the strictest confidence.
Play a role as a strategic planner
Editors should anticipate having their journals recognized for their excellence. Therefore the Editors should play a role as a strategic planner for JSSPE by help suggest methods towards improving, planning future direction and ensuring an ever-increasing readership of JSSPE.
Become as an Ambassador of JSSPE
The editors need to encourage prospective authors to submit excellent material for possible publication in JSSPE. Furthermore, the Editor must motivate the reader to read, ponder, and implement the information provided in JSSPE. Editors constantly ask colleagues and associates to consider JSSPE when they are about to submit a manuscript for publication consideration.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
-Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the manuscript. Peer review is an essential component of formal scholarly communication, and lies at the heart of the scientific method. JSSPE shares the view of many that all scholars who wish to contribute to publications have an obligation to do a fair share of reviewing.
-Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
-Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
-Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
-Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
-Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in a reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review 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 relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.