Guidelines For Editors

Ethical Guidelines For Authors

(Based on Elsevier Legal guide for editors concerning ethics issues)

Responsibilities of the editor(s) of SHEDET include the vetting and reviewing of articles submitted by authors. In most cases this process will be straightforward. However, in some cases, ethical issues may emerge either during the vetting and reviewing process or after publication when a complaint is made. The most ethical problem that may encounters the editor(s) is the plagiarism.

Plagiarism & SHEDET’s Policy
Plagiarism is strictly forbidden, and by submitting the article for publication the authors agree that the publishers have the legal right to take appropriate action against the authors, if plagiarism or fabricated information is discovered. Plagiarism is condemned and discarded and authors are blocked from future submission to SHEDET. Editors and Reviewers are urge to check for plagiarism using available software e.g. ;

Duties of the Editorial Board

The editor-in-chief oversees all of the editors of a publication and ensures each issue is released on time. With the assistant editors, the editor-in-chief creates the editorial board, or outline, for each of the publication's editions or issues. The editor-in-chief reviews all articles, reviews and photographs, and provides suggestions, if needed, about any changes to make before the publication goes to press or is released digitally. Layouts and design need approval by the editor-in-chief. In the end, the editor-in-chief has the final word about which articles and reviews get published.

The editor-in-chief has the responsibility of drawing up budget proposals and any other information requested by the publishers. The editor-in-chief generates ideas for new ways of doing things, such as using new technology, implementing ways to increase readership, and how to call great scholars to write in the journal. Tough problems are often handled by the editor-in-chief, and advice about editorial issues is also provided. Whenever a social function happens, the editor-in-chief is the publication's representative, and some travel can be required.



    • Treating all authors with fairness, courtesy, objectivity, honesty, and transparency
    • Establishing and defining policies on conflicts of interest for all involved in the publication process, including editors, staff (e.g., editorial and administration), authors, and reviewers
    • Protecting the confidentiality of every author’s work
    • Making editorial decisions with reasonable speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner
    • Being vigilant in avoiding the possibility of editors and/or referees delaying a manuscript for suspect reasons
    • Establishing clear guidelines for authors regarding acceptable practices for sharing experimental materials and information, particularly those required to replicate the research, before and after publication
    • Establishing a procedure for reconsidering editorial decisions
    • Describing, implementing, and regularly reviewing policies for handling ethical issues and allegations or findings of misconduct by authors and anyone involved in the peer review process
    • Informing authors of solicited manuscripts that the submission will be evaluated according to the journal’s standard procedures or outlining the decision-making process if it differs from those procedures
    • Clearly communicating all other editorial policies and standards

Under supervision of the editor-in-chief to they participate in all processes of editing, as editors, as a practice.