Duties of the editor

1. Review of manuscripts: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the Editorial Office staff for originality, making use of Turn-it-In or any applicable software. After pre-review, the manuscript is forwarded blind peer review to suitable reviewers who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript.
2. Publication decisions: Based on the review report(s) and recommendations of the reviewers, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript. Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
3. Fair review: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by Town and Regional Planning is reviewed for its academic/intellectual content and contribution without any consideration given to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.
4. Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.
5. Disclosure and conflicts of interest: The editor of Town and Regional Planning will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his/her own research without written consent of the author.
6. Complaints: Editors should take reasonable measures when responding to ethical complaints that have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.