The following guidelines are suggested for publishers who are our members and who support OARS membership for journal editors.
They are supposed to
- Strictly obey OARS guidelines and also insist his counterpart [i.e. fellow editor] follow the same.
- Make the associated editors and journal aware regarding rights and responsibilities being a member of OARS
- Offer justified concrete backing to editors to enable them to obey OARS guidelines
- Make an agreement reflecting correlation among publisher, editor and other associates.
- Maintain secrecy / confidentiality for all the concerned associates
- Safeguard intellectual property and copyright
- Nurture editorial freedom
Organize time to time meetings with editor to
- Design suitable journal policies with a view to ensure
- Ensure editorial liberty
- Research moral which should include privacy, approval and criteria’s [prerequisites] for human and animal research
- Unambiguousness [ i.e. crystal clear] reliability w.r.t. conflicts of interest [i.e. disputes], reporting standards, research funding
- Role clarity of all the concerned people viz. Peer Reviewer, editorial team
Pleas and grievances
- Publicize journal guidelines to all concerned i.e. among authors, readers, peer reviewers
- Appraise and evaluate journal guidelines time to time w.r.t. new approvals from the OARS
- Ensuring and sustaining reliability of the academic record
- Extend whole hearted co-operation to all concerned external authorities viz. institutions, fund contributors, governing bodies who undertakes responsibility of enquiry of doubtful research and publication of an article alleged for misconduct. They should try their best to expedite the conclusions of disputed cases.
- Release corrigendum, erratum, explanations and retractions.
- Publish articles punctually without any unnecessary delay.