Role of the Editor

Supervising the Peer Review Process

Peer review is an independent assessment process of research work by one or more peers/referees with similar competencies to ensure the manuscript's validity, quality, and originality. The critical evaluation and comments of reviewers allow the authors to modify and improve their research work and assist the editor in assessing the manuscript’s suitability for publication.

The peer review process involves in-house editors, authors, reviewers, and editorial board members of the journal.

Maintaining Research Integrity

A journal editor experiences a lot of direct and indirect issues related to publication ethics and research misconduct in submitted articles for publication on a daily basis. One of the main responsibilities of the editor is to ensure that the best publishing guidelines must be followed by the author, editors, reviewers, and everyone involved in the process to preserve research integrity and meet the highest quality standards of publications.

You can find out more about the peer review policies and procedures by a particular journal’s guidelines for reviewers and editors on each journal's home page.

Editor’s Code of Conduct

Insight knowledge provides a publishing hub for trusted and authentic information/research work conducted by world-known researchers. All IK journals operate through a team of in-house editors who are responsible to ensure the quality, validity, and reliability of all IK publications following the standard protocols and guidelines.

The role of IK’s in-house journal editors is to facilitate:

  1. Peer Review Process to ensure research integrity
  2. Communication among authors, reviewers & editorial board members
  3. Implementation of best publication practices by authors, reviewers, and everyone involved in the publishing procedure
  4. Healthy relationships with counterparties, including the publishers

In order to support the role of in-house editors, we have set a code of conduct that sets out the minimum standards to be followed by all the IK journal editors. As the code of conduct will be reflected in future editor agreements, we expect all the editors and editorial board members to comply with the below code of conduct.

Managing Editorial Ethics and Issues

All insight knowledge journals follow the COPE guidelines for publishing and dealing with relevant legal/ethical issues and misconduct cases. It is mandatory for all IK journal editors to have a good grip on the below COPE’s Core Practices in order to make sure that all submitted manuscripts are dealt with fairly.

Core Practices by COPE

Editor’s Competing Interests

If, in any case, the editor has a conflict of interest or authored any paper under review, he/she will not be eligible to take part in the review process and editorial decisions of the same. In such a scenario, it’s the ethical responsibility of the editor to declare a conflict of interest and nominate another suitable editor for peer-review monitoring and editorial decisions.

Publisher Relationship

Other than the manuscript handling, the editors are also responsible for maintaining a healthy and productive relationship with the publisher and the associated partners for their journal’s success and for ensuring a professional, positive and productive working environment.

In this case, Both parties Publisher/Journal editor, should:

  • Maintain high standards of professional conduct through effective, collaborative, transparent, and respectful working relationships.
  • Ensure an environment free from bullying, discrimination, and harassment.
  • Be aware of the terms of our contract and adhere to them.
  • Establish a regular communication schedule and frequency between us.
  • Establish an editorial strategy together.
  • Work together to resolve any legal or ethical concerns as soon as they arise.

Insight Knowledge: What does it offer to editors?

Insight Knowledge appreciates and acknowledges the productive input of its journal editors that contributes the most to the journal’s success. In order to facilitate the editors of IK journals, as a publisher, IK provides the following:

  • Technologically sound online submission and peer review system to assist the whole editorial operations.
  • High-quality and timely publications of accepted manuscripts.
  • Performance reports of journals and insights in the development and implementation of editorial workflows and strategies.
  • Guidance on how to deal with publication ethics and misconduct cases and exceptional support in case any question arises.
  • Immediate global dissemination to maximize the visibility, accessibility, and readership of the published data.
  • Manage and maintain each journal’s website according to the need of the users with an article-level matrix.