• The Editor-in-Chief has complete responsibility and authority to decide wheather a manuscript should be submitted to reviewers, published or rejected without any review. The editor may confer with other editors for an evaluation to aid in making this decision.
  • The Editor-in-Chief must give unbiased consideration to all submitted manuscripts without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).
  • Editors must avoid situations of real or perceived conflicts of interest in which the relationship could bias judgement of the manuscript (papers from present and former students, from close collaborators, etc.).
  • The Editorial Board must ensure that all material submitted to the journal remains confidential while under review. The Editorial Board and the editorial staff will keep confidential the information about the authors while the manuscript is under review.
  • Unpublished information, arguments, or interpretations disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research except with the consent of the author.
  • The editorial board should process manuscripts promptly.