The editor is responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs will be published. The editor is guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and constrained by legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
Editors 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 Editorial Board. Editors have a responsibility to protect the anonymity of reviewers and/or authors as per the highest academic standards.
Editors shall evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content free from any racial, gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, or political bias.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
- Publishers and editors takes reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred.
- In no case shall a publisher or editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.
- In the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor will deal with allegations appropriately.
- The journal have guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed. For more info see: http://ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua/JournalPolicies
- Publishers and editors always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.