Prospective Editors

Editorial Process, Peer-Review and Production 
Articles submitted to 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. Assistant Editor or Associate Editor will be assigned to the submitted article and will send review invitations.

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.

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.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript while handling it in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.

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.