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Editorial Responsibilities, Roles, Procedures, and Policies

Chapter:
Ethical and Legal Considerations
Author(s):

Annette Flanagin

I believe the editor is the primary source for ethicalresponsibility among professional publications.   George D. Lundberg, MDCoupled with the autonomy and authority that come with editorial freedom are responsibility and accountability (see also , Editorial Freedom and Integrity). Editors are responsible for determining the journal’s content, ensuring the quality of the journal, directing editorial staff and board members, developing and maintaining procedures, and creating and enforcing policies that allow the publication to meet its mission and goals effectively, efficiently, and ethically and in a fiscally responsible manner. This section focuses primarily on decision-making editors (ie, editors in chief and other editors,

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