Publication Ethics

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

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decision
Standards of Objectivity
Acknowledgement of Source
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards
Data Access and Retention
Originality and Plagiarism
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
Acknowledgement of Sources
Authorship of the Paper
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
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.