Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is the most critical stage in disseminating knowledge. Published peer-reviewed articles directly reflect the quality of the work conducted by the authors and the institutions supporting them. It is therefore vital for all parties involved in the act of publishing i.e. the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals to comply with standards of expected ethical behavior.


Duties of Editors

Publication decision

Plagiarism detection
Fair play
Confidentiality
Disclosure and Conflicts of interest
Involvement and cooperation in investigations 

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial decision
Promptness
Confidentiality
Standards of objectivity
Acknowledgement of Source
Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Data access and retention
Originality and plagiarism
Hazards and human or animal Subjects

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
Acknowledgement of sources
Authorship of the paper
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Fundamental errors in published works

Duties of the Publisher

We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, we are prepared to work closely with other publishers and industry associations to ensure that all the internationally-recognized standards set forth to achieve best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions are observed.

 

Copyright Information

Submission of a manuscript implies that:

1) The work described has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review, or thesis).

2) It is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

3) Its publication has been approved by all coauthors, if any, as well as by the responsible authorities at the institute where the work has been carried out.

4) Authors agree to automatic transfer of the copyright to the publisher, if and when their manuscript is accepted for publication.

5) The manuscript will not be published elsewhere.