Guidelines for Editors
Guidelines for Editors
The Editor is solely responsible for publishing the articles in consultation with the relevant community upon reading and understanding the ethics policy of the CU Journal of Non-Linear Fluid Mechanics. The guidelines mentioned in the policy must be followed during all the editorial processes considering the importance of high-quality publications. All the necessary processes should be transparent and a timely response to the queries of the authors with regards to publications is the responsibility of the Editor. When arriving at decisions in the case of legal requirements such as libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism, the Editor may confer with other editors, reviewers, or society officers. It is always recommended that the editors use the standard electronic submission system of the journal for all journal-related communications.
The Editor must ensure that the research work submitted for publication complies with the requirements of the journal during the initial quality check. The evaluation of the submissions for their intellectual content must be carried out by the Editor without any regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnicity, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Any submission not adhering to the guidelines of the CU Journal of Non-Linear Fluid Mechanics should be returned to the authors. The initial quality check should also include an originality check before further processing of the submission. All the research work submitted to the CU Journal of Non-Linear Fluid Mechanics must undergo a single-blind peer review process and the report should be submitted to the publisher for archival purposes. In the case of a submission that does not need a peer review, an editorial note must be provided justifying its selection for publication.
The Editor must ensure that the reviewers submit their report within four weeks from the date on which the article is accepted for review. Typically, a submission must be sent to at least two external and independent reviewers. A reminder mail to the reviewers must be sent once in two weeks and after the fourth week, the Editor can extend the time for review by another two weeks based on the request of the reviewer. Otherwise, a new reviewer must be assigned to the submission and the same has to be informed to the initial reviewer. The reason for the delay in processing the manuscript must be informed to the authors. The confidentiality of the reviewers and all the materials submitted to the journal along with the communications must be maintained unless otherwise agreed by the corresponding author or reviewer. In circumstances where the investigation of misconduct in research leading to ethical breaches is reported, the Editor may share limited information with the editors of other journals, institutions and organisations in consultation with the publisher. The materials submitted in a manuscript must not be used by the Editor for his/her research unless the submission is published. This is an exemption in the case where written consent is given by the authors. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
Any conflict of interest should be declared to the publisher in writing before being appointed as the Editor and in case any such competing interests arise later, the same must be updated to the publisher. Editors need to keep the publisher informed of all editorial decisions and submit all relevant documents supporting the same. Any discrepancy, misrepresentation or insufficiency in copyright permissions procured by a research work submitted for publication, as identified by the Editor, should be brought to the notice of the publisher. Any article found using false data or has a detrimental impact on society should not be considered for publication. In case it is found after publication, the Editors should publish an errata or corrigendum or retract the article depending on the seriousness of the issue.