Editorial Policies

Crafting Excellence in Publishing: Streamline editorial policies with our Expert-Designed Templates

The Asian Council of Science Editors has meticulously crafted Editorial Policies for both open access and subscription-based journals. Developed in collaboration with seasoned industry experts, these policies are designed to champion the cause of integrity and transparency in scholarly publishing. Recognizing the diverse needs of journals across the spectrum, we offer these policies as customizable templates. Journals can adopt these policies in their entirety or modify them to suit their specific requirements. Our goal is to empower journals to establish robust editorial standards, ensuring credibility and fostering trust within the academic community.


We invite editors and publishers to explore these templates and integrate them into your publication's framework.

Article Processing Charges (APC) Information
Conflict of Interest
Copyright and Licensing
Corrections and Retractions
Complaints and Appeals
Digital Archiving Policy
Ethical Approval
Open Access Information and Policy
Peer Review Process & Policy
Principles of Transparency and Best Practice
Research Misconduct & Ethical Issues
Self-Archiving Policy - Hybrid Journals
Self-Archiving Policy - Open Access Journals
Self-Archiving Policy - Subscription-Based Journals