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Human Geography: Code of Conduct for Journal Editors
- The editors at the Human Geography accept accountability and responsibility for everything published in the journal.
- Our editors will maintain editorial independence, while maintaining the right to accept or reject all manuscripts. Editors will exhibit confidentiality, constructive critique and a lack of bias when considering manuscripts and will judge manuscripts on scholarly merit, originality and the articles’ relevance to the purposes of the journal, while making decisions free from personal favoritism.
- Editors will reject working with manuscripts in which a conflict of interest may be present, including those with authors that may have a collaborative, financial or other relationship with the editors.
- Our editors will strive to continuously improve the journal, ensuring high quality articles are published while enabling freedom of expression of the authors.
- Editors will always maintain transparency as to the funding of the journal and whether the funders had any role in the research and what is published.
- Editors will ensure that authors are aware of their right to appeal against editorial decisions.
- Editors will inform reviewers of expectations including the upmost need for confidentiality and the need to disclose any potential conflict of interests before review.
- Authors and Reviewers will be ‘blinded’ from knowing each other’s identities. Should an article appear in the Journal that is not double-blind reviewed, it shall be clearly stated. Editors will keep reviewers’ and authors’ identities, as well as intellectual material, confidential during the review process.
- Editors will ensure manuscripts under consideration are kept in confidentiality amongst editors and reviewers within the double-blind review process.
- Manuscript decisions will be returned to authors after the peer review process in a timely manner.
- In cases of misconduct of authors, editors will follow guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics, using COPE flowcharts for guidance on misconduct, retractions and complaints.
- For COPE Guideline Flowcharts see the following link: http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts