It is the primary responsibility of the guest editor to have prior knowledge concerning the intellectual content of the issues relating to manuscripts and publication. These include securing articles from authors, reviewing them, working with authors and editorial assistants to make necessary revisions, and arranging for review.
They ensure that the peer-review process is fair and timely. The content of the papers selected must be based on scientific quality. Topics should also fall within the domain of issues hosted by the Journal.
The reviews of articles must be selected by guest editors who are experts in the field. In order to determine whether there is any form of bias, the guest editor must review any potential conflicts of interest made by reviewers. The review of articles must be reviewed by at least two external reviewers, where necessary, with the opinion of the guest editor and editor in chief sought. To avoid the selection of fraudulent peer reviewers, the guest editor must follow a guide on best practices that has been provided by the publisher.
The electronic submission system must be utilized by the guest editor for all journal communication. The guest editor is responsible for the protection of all materials submitted to the journal. The confidentiality of articles is also ensured.