- The editor makes a decision on acceptance or rejection of a paper. Therefore, there are peculiar requirements for transparency and objectivity of this process and its conformity to the scientific policy of the collection. There are some measures taken to provide reliability of published data. The editors can amend a text or correct mistakes at the earliest possible date in case of revealing doubtless errors. If a soft copy of a manuscript is corrected, the editor points out a date and refers to a list of errors. If an error results in unreliability of the full scientific paper or its parts, the article is rejected and the editor points out reasons (for instance, a good faith error).
- The editor is obliged to react to all messages and suspicions of misconduct related to done research or a paper, which are reported by readers or peer reviewers.
- A conflict of interests of the editor should be announced in public. The editor must not make a decision regarding a manuscript, if the editor has a conflict of interest with this manuscript.
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