General duties and responsibilities of Editors for Management Science Letters

In UCT Journals we adopt the COPE guidelines on publication ethics.

In UCT Journals including Management Science Letters, editor-in-chief and editorial boards are held responsible for all published materials in their journals. They do their best

  • to meet the necessary requirements of readers and authors;
  • for continues improvement on the journal’s materials;
  • to make sure about the quality of published materials;
  • to ensure about freedom of expression;
  • to keep the integrity of all academic record;
  • to include all business requirements from compromising intellectual standards;
  • and to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when they are necessary.

Relations with readers

Readers are always informed about the people who funded research and on the role of any funders in the research.

Relations with authors

In UCT Journals , editors are held responsible to take any necessary actions to make sure the quality of published materials, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have various objectives and standards.

All UCT Journals Editors’ decisions to accept or reject any paper for publication are solely based on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the research’s relevance to the remit of the journal.

A description of peer review processes are published, and editors also constantly justify any important deviation from the described processes.

All UCT Journals including Management Science Letters have a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions and they could ask editors to reconsider their decision by providing necessary facts and reasons.

In all UCT Journals , all editors publish guidance to authors on everything, which is expected. This guidance are also regularly updated.

Editors do not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are detected with the submission. In Growing Science Journals including Management Science Letters, our new editors do not have the permission to overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous editor unless serious problems are determined.

Relations with reviewers

In UCT Journals, editors are responsible to publish guidance to reviewers on everything, which is expected. This guidance are regularly updated and all interested parties are referred or related links.

In UCT Journals , editors have appropriate systems to make sure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected.

The peer-review process

In all UCT Journals , editors have the access to appropriate systems to make sure that material submitted to their journal are kept confidential while they are under review process.


In UCT Journals , Editors follow the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart. All editors respond to complaints quickly and make sure there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further by sending an email to editor-in-chief of the journal. This mechanism are made clear in the Journal and include information on how to refer unresolved matters to COPE.

Encouraging debate

In all UCT Journals, cogent criticisms of published works are welcome for publication unless editors have convincing reasons on why they are not entitled for publication. Authors of criticized material are also given the opportunity to respond.