Editorial Responsibilities

The Editor-in-Chief and appropriate members of Editorial Board are responsible for deciding which articles submitted to INSAM Journal will be published. The Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board are guided by the INSAM Journal Editorial Policy and constrained by legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to decide not to publish submitted manuscripts in case it is found that they do not meet relevant standards concerning the content and formal aspects. The Editor of the Editorial Assistant will inform the authors whether the manuscript is accepted for external peer-review process within 15 days from the date of the manuscript submission.

The Editor-in-Chief and members of Editorial Board must hold no conflict of interest with regard to the articles they consider for publication. If an Editor feels that there is likely to be a perception of a conflict of interest in relation to their handling of a submission, the selection of reviewers and all decisions on the paper shall be made by the Editor-in-Chief.

The Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or political bias.

The Editors must not use unpublished materials disclosed in submitted manuscripts without the express written consent of the authors. The information and ideas presented in submitted manuscripts shall be kept confidential and must not be used for personal gain.

The Editorial Team will take all reasonable measures to ensure that the reviewers remain anonymous to the authors before, during and after the evaluation process and the authors remain anonymous to reviewers until the end of the review procedure.

The Editorial Team can invite individual contributor to collaboration as a Guest Issue Editor of Journal in its entirety or of one section of the Journal. In that case, final selection of articles will be determined with the Journal's Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board. Guest Issue Editor is an expert in a specific field of research and proposes a special topic of issue. A special topic of issue focuses on a specific area of research that has a broad appeal and falls within the aims and scopes of the Journal. It provides an excellent opportunity to review a particular theme, examine previously unaddressed aspects, propose and develop new approaches, exchange perspectives and encourage new lines of research.