Managing specific conflicts |
Editors and manners of managing specific conflicts
Submission by an editor
A manuscript submitted by a LUMEN editor or board member will be handled by one of the other associate editors who are not at the same institution as the submitting author. The chosen associate editor will select referees and make all decisions on the paper. Moreover, the journal's review system OJS (Open Journal System), does not allow a conflicted editor to be assigned to work to relevant information concerning their manuscript. If the case, a conflicted editor will be blocked from participating in any discussion among the editors pertaining to such manuscripts.
Submission by author from same institution as one of the editors
A manuscript submitted by an author who is at the same institution as one of the
editors will be handled by another editors who is not at that specific institution. This procedure includes continuing employment or negotiations for prospective employment at the institution of the author(s), which could affect or be affected by the peer review outcome. Another editor will select reviewers and make all decisions on the paper.