Publication Ethics

Author Ethical Responsibilities

  1. Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work and has not been previously published elsewhere.
  2. Authors must obtain from the co-author(s), if any, their approval for the manuscript submission.
  3. Authors whose names appear on the submission, must truly contribute to their works.
  4. Authors must present their works, especially the results, honestly without fabrication.
  5. Authors must refer to the works of other authors. Providing that such works are being used in the authors’ work, they must write a reference.
  6. Authors must write the manuscript correctly according to the format guide.
  7. Authors are responsible for identifying and declaring all funding sources.
  8. If their research involves human participants and animals. They must receive approval from the appropriate ethics committee for research involving humans and/or animals.

 Editor Roles and Responsibility

  1. Editors must perform all duties carefully to certify the quality of a manuscript being published bearing in mind that the journal has the clearly-defined goals and standards.
  2. Editors must protect any information of authors and reviewers to other parties who are not involved in any stage of paper evaluation whatsoever.
  3. Editors must detect and respond to duplications/plagiarism seriously.
  4. If a manuscript contains plagiarized materials, falsified or manipulated data, the editors must withhold the review process and immediately contact the corresponding author to provide transparency on his/her work before acceptance or rejection for publication.
  5. Editors must allow authors to issue an appeal providing that authors hold different opinions from editors.
  6. Editors must not reject a paper for publication solely on the basis of their suspicion or uncertainty; they must supply sound evidence to justify such doubt.
  7. Editors must have a management system which is not in conflict of interest with authors and reviewers as well as the editorial board.
  8. Editors must support freedom of expression, maintain the correctness of the scholarly work.

Reviewer Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Reviewers must protect confidentiality and not disclose any information of a paper sent for consideration to uninvolved parties during the evaluation process.
  2. Reviewers must evaluate a paper in their field of specialization based on the significance of the contents, the quality of analysis.
  3. Reviewers must not have any conflicts of interest with the author of the article.