Ethical Guidelines

 

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

  

We follow the standards of Committee on Publication Ethics. Editors, authors, and reviewers are expected to be aware and refer to COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Publication decisions

The submitted manuscripts are scanned by the Editor for their originality and importance to the journal readers. Those not responding to these conditions or those who are subject to plagiarism are automatically rejected. 
The accepted for review are sent to Associated Editors who assign them to at least three referees. 
Once the reviews are achieved, Editorial comments are sent to the author who is expected to reply by performing the adequate corrections.
The final decision to accept or to reject the manuscript depends on the answers provided by the authors to reviewer comments and the established corrections in the revised manuscript.

Fair play

Direct submissions are accepted from all researchers. Authors do not need to have any connection with the editorial members to publish in our journal. The Editors are due to treat all authors with fairness, objectivity, honesty and transparency without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors

Confidentiality

Any manuscript received for revision should be treated as a confidential document and must not be discussed with else than the editor and the corresponding reviewers.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Editors and reviewers should not use the information disclosed in a submitted work for their own interest without the author authorization.

Duties of Reviewers  

Promptness

Reviewers should not accept a revision if the submitted manuscript discuss a theme that does not belong to their field of interest or if they cannot perform the revision in due time. Reviewers should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviewers must be objective in their revision, with constructive and not personal criticism. They should express their points clearly in order to help the authors in their mission to improve their work.

Acknowledgment of Sources, Originality, and Plagiarism

Reviewers must identify works not cited recommend them to the authors. They should also mention the presence of any plagiarism, overlap or conflict of interest. The manuscript should remain secret and can be spread with other person neither used for personal interest. Reviewers should notify the editor of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Duties of Authors

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should show novelty in their works, data should be presented accurately with sufficient details and should be referenced for other researchers to replicate them. The objective and significance of the paper must be clearly discussed.

Authors should be prepared at any time to provide public access to their data if practicable and retain them for a reasonable time after publication.

They should avoid plagiarism and repetition describing the essential information. They should write in clear English.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

Authors are not allowed to submit manuscripts describing the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Authors warrant that the submitted manuscript has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere.

Authorship of the paper

All the subjects who contributed significantly to the paper be it in the design, conception or interpretation must be acknowledged and must agree to the final version of the manuscript before its submission and publication.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Authors should mention any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might influence their results or interpretation of their manuscript.

Fundamental errors in published works

Any significant error or inaccuracy in an already published work must be notified once discovered by the author who should cooperate with the editor to rectify and correct the paper.

 

* More information can be found at http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines.

 

 

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