The Editor-in-Chief or Editor of the Journal is responsible for deciding which of the research papers or articles submitted to the journal should be published. The publishing decision is based on the recommendation of the journal's reviewers. The Editor-in-Chief or Editor may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringements and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief or Editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
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Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an Editor-in-Chief's or Editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.