The Technical Committee on Publications and Communications (TCPC) of ASME aims to maintain a high degree of technical, literary, and typographical excellence in its publications. This document provides best practice guidelines for Editors and Associate Editors (AE) and Guest Editors (GE) of ASME Transactions Journals in support of a high quality, responsible and fair review process.
The reader is also referred to the ASME Journal Tool Administration Help web tool at https://journaltool.asme.org/Help/AdminHelp/WebHelp/JournalsHelp.htm and the ethical best practices guidelines developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors ( http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/Best_Practice.pdf). Additional guidelines may be provided by the Technical Editor of each journal.
The ASME standards on ethics for Editors/Associate Editors is found at https://journaltool.asme.org/Help/AdminHelp/WebHelp/JournalsHelp.htm
The primary responsibilities of ASME journal Editors, Guest Editors and Associate Editors are to ensure an efficient, fair, and timely review process of manuscripts submitted for publication, and to maintain high standards of technical and professional quality. Criteria of quality are: originality of approach; clarity and conciseness; concept and/or application; profundity; and relevance to the mechanical engineering profession.