COPE Code of Conduct

General duties and responsibilities of Editors

Editors should be responsible for everything published in their journals. They should:

- strive to meet the needs of readers and authors;

- constantly improve the journal;

- ensure the quality of the material they publish;

- champion freedom of expression;

- maintain the integrity of the academic record;

- preclude business needs from compromising intellectual standards;

- always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.

 General duties and responsibilities of authors

The author shall always keep its ethical practices in submitting an article as follows;

- Do not repeat publication and/or submit the same source article to difference journals.

- Do not plagiarize document of the others and claim it to be your own document. Do not commit a self-plagiarism.

- The contents of an article shall be correct and could be verified.

- For the research associated with human, the researcher must have passed the ethical training in human research and shall have to provide the evidence of such training.

General duties and responsibilities of Reviewers

The reviewers have an obligation to conduct reviews in the following manners:

- consistently

- fairly

- timely

and should give comments to authors in the following manners:

- clearly

- helpfully

- constructively.