Taylor & Francis Group’s journal program provides a home for validated, trusted research from the world’s brightest and best minds.
The editor of a journal plays a vital role in advancing knowledge within fields of research. They do this by:
To support this role, our code of conduct sets out the minimum standards for all Taylor & Francis/Routledge editors who have responsibility for decisions on journal content to help ensure our journals publish quality, trustworthy content.
If you are an existing Taylor & Francis or Routledge editor and have any questions on this code of conduct, please speak to your Taylor & Francis portfolio manager contact.
We expect all editors to comply with this code of conduct, and this obligation will be reflected in future editor agreements.
Taylor & Francis is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All Taylor & Francis/Routledge journals are expected to operate within COPE guidelines and work within all relevant legal and ethical frameworks. Taylor & Francis/Routledge has a legal and ethical responsibility for all submitted works and will work closely with the editor to ensure that papers are dealt with fairly.
An editor will:
Ethical, timely, effective peer review is fundamental to a journal and, in conjunction with Taylor & Francis/Routledge, the editor is responsible for managing and assuring the integrity of the peer review process.
An editor will:
An active, engaged, and diverse editorial board with a shared vision is essential for journal success and provides invaluable support to the editor.
In order to achieve this, an editor will:
A publisher and editor both bring unique contributions to their working partnership, and this facilitates the achievements of the journal. Taylor & Francis/Routledge are committed to making a success of these partnerships. Taylor & Francis/Routledge are part of Informa, and as such all employees are subject to the Informa Code of Conduct. Editors can expect the following from us:
The editor is expected to work in partnership with Taylor & Francis/Routledge and our supplier partners for the success of the journal and to create a professional, positive, inclusive and safe environment.
Both parties will:
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