RAFFAELLO COSSU, University of Padova, Italy
The main responsibility of the Editor in Chief is to assign papers to Associate Editors, to ensure a fair and transparent peer review procedure and to take a final decision as to whether a submitted manuscript will be published.
The EiC may reject papers upfront and decide not to forward them to the peer review process. This may occur in the case of submission of clearly plagiarized or previously published papers, as well as of papers that fall outside the scope of the Journal, or are not innovative or of low relevance for readers.
In addition, the EIC will be directly responsibility for dealing with any issues arising subsequent to publication, and handling complaints in line with an established procedure for the reconsideration of editorial decisions.