Editorial Policies

In general, there are two types of editors in the Journal of Molecular Docking: Editor-in-Chief and editorial board members. Editorial board members may be assigned as Editor-in-Charge by the Editor-in-Chief for every article that goes through the initial review by the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Editor-in-Chief is generally responsible for three things: managing the journal management system related to publishers, including accreditation/indexation status, ensuring articles received and published are by the journal's scope, and selecting Editor-in-Charge by the substance of the manuscript. In addition, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Docking also acts as a copyediting and layout editor, ensuring that all published articles have a uniform appearance and format. The Editor-in-Chief must come from the same institution as the publisher (Universitas Muhammadiyah Palangkaraya) and may undergo replacement with a candidate who previously came from the editorial board members, taking into account the track record of their research.
  • The Editor-in-Charge of the Journal of Molecular Docking is responsible for deciding which articles should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The Editor-in-Charge may be guided by the policies of the Journal of Molecular Docking's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Charge may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. The Editor-in-Charge at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors, and must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial board members, and the publisher, as appropriate. The determination of the Editor-in-Charge is based on several factors, including the area of expertise of the editor, potential conflicts of interest, the workload of each editor, and the willingness of prospective editors. The appointment of the Editor-in-Charge must also take into account the potential conflict of interest with the authors. Therefore, the authors and Editor-in-Charge must not come from the same institution and, as much as possible, come from different countries.