Publication Ethics for Journal Authors
- Authors should verify that all text in their submitted manuscript is original, and that information from other sources is properly cited, in order to avoid plagiarism.
- Authors must guarantee that their manuscript does not contain any defamatory material or violate any intellectual property rights or use copyrighted material without explicit permission, or violate any other rights of third parties.
- The authors should show the percentage contribution of each author to the research work and writing of the manuscript. The sequence of authorship should be jointly determined by all of the co-authors.
- Authors should certify that their manuscript has not been submitted to or is under consideration by any other journal, or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where material in the manuscript overlaps with other published or submitted content, this should be acknowledged and cited.
- Authors must obtain permission to copy any content from third-party sources (text and images). The journal cannot publish third-party content for which permission has not been obtained (excluding content covered by fair dealing).
- The funding sources for research projects should be listed on all research papers. Other sources of support (including funding for Open Access article processing charges) should also be clearly identified in the manuscript, typically in the acknowledgements section.
- Authors should disclose any possible conflicts of interest relating to a specific article.
- Authors should report to the editor or staff of the journal any significant error in their published content, and work with the editor to publish an erratum, addendum or retraction where necessary.
- Authors should insure that research involving human subjects and animals has obtained approval from the appropriate national agencies or comities.
- Authors should note the relevant certificate/letter number and date of approval, and include this information in the Methods section of the paper.
- Authors have the right to appeal editorial decisions.
Publication Ethics for Journal Editor
- To provide guidelines to the authors for submission of manuscript.
- To provide clear statement of the journal policies to the author.
- To treat all the authors with fairness, transparency, and honesty.
- To protect the confidentiality of every author’s work.
- To establish and define policies on conflict of interest for all involved in the publication process including editorial staff, editorial assistants, authors, and reviewers.
- To establish a system for efficient and rapid peer-review process.
- To make editorial decision in a responsive speed and communicating them in a clear and constructive manner.
- To establish a procedure for reconsidering editorial decision.
- To regularly review, implement and describe policies for handling ethical issues and allegations or finding of misconduct by authors and anyone involved in peer review process.
- To develop system, in cooperation with publisher to ensure timely publication of manuscripts.
- To clearly communicate all other policies and standard.
Publication Ethics for Journal Reviewer
- Providing written, unbiased feedback in a timely manner on the scholarly merits and the scientific value of the work, together with the documented basis for the reviewer’s opinion
- Indicating whether the writing is clear, concise, and relevant and rating the work’s composition, accuracy, originality, and interest to the journal’s readers
- Avoiding personal comments or criticism
- Maintaining the confidentiality of the review process: not sharing, discussing with third parties, or disclosing information from the reviewed paper