Editors and Editorial Independence

  • JISA Editors will evaluate the submitted manuscripts based on their academic merit such as importance, relevance, originality, clarity and correctness, without regard to the authors’ caste, creed, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, citizenship, religious belief, political ideology or institutional affiliation. Decisions to edit and publish are not determined by the policies of governments or any other agencies outside of the journal itself.

  • Editors has complete authority over the entire editorial content of the journal and the timing of publication of that content.

  • Editors and other editorial staff of JISA will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

  • Editors and other editorial staff of JISA will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’ explicit written consent. Privileged information or ideas obtained by editors as a result of handling the manuscript will be kept confidential and not used for their personal advantage.

  • Editors of JISA will ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least two reviewers who are experts in the field.

  • Editors of JISA will be responsible for deciding which of the manuscripts submitted to the journal will be published, based on the validity of the work, its importance to researchers and readers, the reviewers’ comments, and such legal requirements as are currently in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editors may confer with AEs or reviewers in making this decision.