Equity, Excellence, and Editorial Ethics: You’re an Editor, Now What?
Keywords:Editorial Ethics, Peer Review, Equal Opportunity, Journal Metrics
The Journal for Urban Mathematics Education editorial team is responsible for deciding which manuscripts will be published, with guidance from the editorial board and external reviewers. In the present editorial, we provide readers, authors, and other editors an overview of the critical elements of editorial ethics that guide the Journal for Urban Mathematics Education: (1) Publication Decisions, (2) Peer review, (3) Equal Opportunity, (4) Neutrality, (5) Journal Metrics, (6) Confidentiality, and (7) Editorial Independence. Using these elements as our foundation, we hope to become the standard for equity and excellence in editorial ethics. In this editorial, we unpack these key elements and how the journal handles each, and we conclude with ten considerations for newly appointed editors.
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