ISSN: 1546-198X (Print): EISSN: 1546-1971 (Online)
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Publication Policy of Papers Authored by Editors
|SENSOR LETTERS Policy
for Review and Publication of Manuscripts Authored by Editors
|Sensor Letters encourages submissions
from all qualified authors, including members of the Editorial Board,
Senior Editors, and Editor-in-Chief. To avoid situations of real or
perceived conflicts of interest, it is the goal of the journal to
conduct the review of papers authored by editors using the same high
ethical standards that are used for the review of all SENSOR LETTERS
manuscript submissions. Since it is beneficial for SENSOR
LETTERS readers and authors to understand the journal's policy on
reviewing and publishing the paragraphs below describe the review policy
of SENSOR LETTERS '.
|Non-Editors & Editorial Board Members
|Manuscripts submitted to SENSOR
LETTERS with no Senior Editors as authors are sent first to the
Editor-in-Chief, Regional or Associate Editor. That individual assigns
them to a Principal Editor who has technical expertise in the subject
matter of the research topic. The Principal Editor is responsible for
finding competent reviewers, assuring that the reviews are comprehensive
and fair, and deciding whether the manuscript should be accepted,
revised or rejected. The final decision however is the responsibility of
the Editor-in-Chief. The identity of the Principal Editors and
manuscript Reviewers is kept confidential from everyone not directly
involved in the review process.
|Senior Editors - Regional and Associate
|Any manuscript authored or co-authored by a SENSOR
LETTERS Senior Editor will be sent first to the Editor-in-Chief. He
will either act as Principal Editor or assign the manuscript to another
qualified Principal Editor. The same review process as that for
non-editors will be used, but the Editor-in-Chief will closely monitor
the process to ensure a thorough, unbiased, confidential review. As with
all SENSOR LETTERS submissions, Principal Editor and reviewers'
identities will remain confidential. If accepted, the manuscript will
not receive preferential treatment in publication order.
|Submissions of papers for which the Editor-in-Chief
is primary or co-author will be handled using a review process in which
the Editor-in-Chief has no editorial contact or influence. Editorial
responsibility will be delegated to a Senior Editor who has technical
expertise in the subject matter of the research topic. The Senior Editor
handling the review will ensure that the manuscript receives a thorough,
unbiased, and confidential review. If accepted, the article will not
receive preferential treatment in publication order.