Publication decisions
An editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The Editor must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's research without the Author's express written consent. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.

Response to ethical issues
An editor should take reasonably responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper in conjunction with the publisher.