For Editors

Editorial Process, Peer-Review and Production  

Articles submitted to Tech Science Press (TSP) journals are subject to rigorous peer-reviewing process. Single-blind (the reviewers know the authors’ identities, but the authors do not know the reviewers’ identities) or double-blind peer-review (Both reviewers and authors’ identities are kept privacy until the paper has been published) will be used upon request and different journal policies.

The reviewers and external editors will need a deep-link to login the TSP submission system to operate the tasks assigned. 

The Instructions for Editors guides editors on oversee the whole editorial process. 

When a manuscript is submitted, the submission is coordinated by the in-house Managing Editor, following the whole editorial process for the manuscript: peer-review, decision-making, possible revision, acceptance(decline), copyediting, proofreading and final publication. Editor(s), including Editorial board member, Associate editor, Guest editor, will be assigned to the submitted article and will handle the peer-review.

At least two coincident review comments per manuscript are requested for each manuscript. The Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor, or a suitable editorial board member can make the final acceptance or decline for a manuscript. 
After acceptance of an article, the in-house Managing Editor will organize the production of the paper, which entails copyediting, English editing and final production in preparation for publication on the journal website. All journals are structured in yearly volumes and either monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly issues. 

Duties of Editors 

Decision on the Publication of Articles
The editors are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may consult with reviewers in making this decision. 

Fair Play
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit. 

Confidentiality
The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher. 

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Editors, including Editor-in-Chief, Associate Editor, Guest Editor or Editorial board member must recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships related to articles when making final decisions about manuscripts. Editors should inform the managing editor or editorial staff member of any conflict of interest. On the occasion that editors as authors, co-editors who are least conflicted will be assigned to the manuscript.


Guest Editor Responsibility / Guest Editing a Special Issue
Special issues are normally edited by a Guest Editor who invites colleagues from the same research field to contribute articles on a topic within their expertise. The Guest Editor works together with the Editorial Office to prepare a general description, call for papers and keywords for the special issue. 
We aim for at least five articles published per special issue. The Guest Editor usually makes decisions on the acceptance of manuscripts submitted to his or her special issue (depending on the journal's policy-in some cases they may make a recommendation to the Editor-in-Chief). 
Guest Editors should not hold conflicts of interest with authors whose work they are assessing, e.g. if they are from the same institution or collaborate closely. In this case the Editor-in-Chief or a suitable editorial board member will make final acceptance decisions for submitted papers.