Responsibilities of the publisher

The publisher should define the relationship between the publisher, the editors, and other parties; respect the privacy of authors, peer reviewers, and other parties; protect intellectual property and copyright; foster editorial independence.

The publisher will provide editorial assistance and feedback, copyediting, proofreading, typesetting, design, print and binding services as part of the contractual arrangement.

The publisher will provide the authors with complimentary advance copies of the fully printed and bound manual and test components.

The publisher will archive all electronic copies of the material supplied along with all print-ready pdf files of the finished material for future reference.

The publisher also works with journal editors to:

  • communicate journal policies and review them periodically;
  • maintain the integrity of academic writing;
  • publish corrections, clarifications, and retractions;
  • publish content on a timely basis.