DUTIES OF EDITORS
International Centre for Integrated Development Research (ICIDR) offers professional and technical assistance to all categories of researchers to ensure a demonstrable advancement of knowledge. It receives, and sends to assessors, who are not members of the editorial team for scrutiny before sending it to an editor for authentication, thereby publishes original research manuscripts with practical approach directed to international readership in both academic and professional journals.
Each journal published by International Centre for Integrated Development Research (ICIDR) has its own Editorial Board. The approach of these publications is that knowledge is a continuum, a unity. They try to avoid erecting barriers between disciplines relations; in reality no barriers exist. To ensure the generalizations and interrelationship not only within disciplines but also in the interdisciplinary conglomerates that make up life, a member of the Editorial Board in one journal may be a member in another journal published by ICIDR or somewhere else.
Decision on the Publication of Articles
The Editor-in-Chief of each Journal published by ICIDR is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor-in-Chief may be guided by the policies of the journal's Editorial Board and subjected to such legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The Editor-in-Chief may confer with other editors or reviewers to make decision in this regard.
Manuscripts shall be evaluated solely on their intellectual merit without regard to authors’ race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. To ensure quality assurance, ICIDR employs double blinded technique in peer-review process. But in a situation where the reviewers’ views on the paper vary on the acceptability status, a third assessor is employed.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to any other person except the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial consultants, and the publisher.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used by anyone who has a view of the manuscript (while handling it) in his or her own research without the express written consent of the author.