Excerpt from the General P.I.E. Guidelines – Editors and authors

1.    As direct managers of the editorial team, editors must guarantee quality of the materials accepted for publishing is informative in nature.

2.    They should evaluate the texts with emphasis on originality, transparency and relevance and not by personal means.

3.    Objectivity is one of the required qualities of an editor. Therefore, if peer-reviews were conducted and editors decide there must be deviations from their recommendations, the changes have to be balanced and justified.

4.    Editors should consistently guide the authors and offer them regular training for the purpose of improving the quality of the publication. However, the guidance offered to the authors must be regularly and consistently updated; it should bein accordance with the accepted PIE code of conduct. Authors must also be advised of the correct and acceptable ways in which they can appeal against the editorial decisions.

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