PMP journal is always ready to harvest views and suggestion of authors and editorial board members to improve the journal quality. To maintain the quality, we follow the double-blind peer reviewing methods to ensure the quality and fair policy of publication. We always assign the reviewing process to our suitable qualified members of the Editorial Board. Our team follows different processes which encourage accuracy and clarity of manuscript, including the technical editing, if required.
Responsibilities for Editor-in-Chief
The editor-in-chief is the authority for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor-in-chief may be guided by the editorial policies of the PMP journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor-in-chief may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their scientific content without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy.
Editors and members of the Editorial Board must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author(s), reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author(s). Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Editor(s) should excuse themselves (i.e. should ask a co-editor, reviewers or other member of the Editorial Board instead to review and consider) from considering manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the author(s), company, or (possibly) institution connected to the manuscript. Editor-in-chief should require all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and publish corrections if competing interests are revealed after publication.
The editor-in-chief will respond to all allegations or suspicions of research or publication misconduct raised by readers, reviewers, or other editors. Cases of possible plagiarism or duplicate/redundant publication will be assessed by the journal. In other cases, the editor-in-chief can request an investigation by the institution or other appropriate bodies.
Responsibilities for Reviewers
Peer review assists the editor-in-chief in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author(s) may assist the author(s) in improving the article.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor-in-chief and excuse himself/herself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor-in-chief.
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that a study, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the article.
The editor-in-chief will take reviewer misconduct seriously and pursue any allegation of breach of confidentiality, non-declaration of conflicts of interest, inappropriate use of confidential material, or delay of peer review for competitive advantage. Allegations of serious reviewer misconduct, such as plagiarism, will be taken to the institutional level.
Responsibilities for Authors
Authors of manuscripts should present an accurate account of the research work performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the article. A manuscript should contain sufficient details and references. Falsified and knowingly inaccurate statements testify unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Authors should adhere to publication requirements that the submitted manuscript is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. If an author has used the idea and/or words of others, the author should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the submitted manuscript.
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently testifies unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission for publication.
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published article, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Neither the editors nor the Editorial Board is responsible for authors’ expressed opinions, views, and the contents of the published manuscripts in the journal. The originality, proofreading of manuscripts and errors are the sole responsibility of the individual authors. All manuscripts submitted for review and publication in the journal go under double-blind reviews for authenticity, ethical issues, and useful contributions. Editor-in-chief and Editorial Board shall not be responsible or answerable for any loss, damage or liability caused in relation to/arising out of conflicts of interest, copyright violations and inappropriate or inaccurate use of any kind content related to or integrated into the article. Decisions of the reviewers are the only tool for publication in the journal and will be final.