To act in a balanced, objective, and fairway in carrying out editorial duties, without bias or discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, or geographical origin of the journal authors.
To reject or accept articles for publication, including “desk rejections” when applicable, and to acknowledge their authority and responsibility for so doing.
To recognize potential conflicts of interest with regard to individual submissions and to take appropriate action to ensure that these conflicts do not affect a submission’s consideration for publication, acceptance, or rejection.
To preserve the anonymity of the journal peer reviewers and/or journal authors, depending on the journal’s peer-review process.
To communicate the status of consideration and to share comments and/or peer reviews with the journal authors and to provide a decision within a reasonable peer review period.
If a material error is found, to promote the publication of a correction or retraction as appropriate and feasible.