Ethical standards for the Editor, Reviewer, and Author of Thai Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Author Ethics:

1.Authors must not engage in self-plagiarism or plagiarism of others' work. Original research articles submitted will be checked through the Turn-it-in program. If there is more than 30% similarity with other texts, the submission will not be considered.

2.Submitted articles must not have been previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere, including online blogs, social media networks, print media, journals, books, magazines, or other documents. Furthermore, authors must not submit the same manuscript simultaneously to other journals.

3.Authors must ensure the accuracy of references, images, or text citations, which should be appropriately attributed and authorized by the copyright holder. Additionally, they should verify the accuracy of numerical data and table formats derived from genuine research studies.

4.Authors must verify the accuracy of data, particularly statistical information.

5.In cases where authors have received research funding, they must disclose the name of the funding organization or individual who supported the original manuscript.

6.Authors must specify the research study's standardized methodology, including ethical certification numbers, certification dates, and certifying organizations.

The ethics of peer review:

1.Thai Journal of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery invites qualified individuals to assess the quality of original articles. These individuals must be experts in their respective fields related to the academic content of the article. They are held to high standards in collaboration with the editorial board, responsible for consistently assessing quality according to set standards, fairly and promptly as designated by the journal.

2.Reviewers will evaluate articles voluntarily based on their academic capabilities.

3.Reviewers will not know the authors' identities until the article is published.

4.Reviewers will not use the reviewed article or its findings to produce new articles of their own.

5.Reviewers must evaluate articles based on their academic quality and provide reasons for requesting revisions, accepting, or rejecting articles, conveying decisions to the editorial board.

6.Reviewers must complete evaluations within the timeframe set by the editorial board, demonstrating responsibility and avoiding neglect of their duties.

7.Reviewers will adhere to the journal's policies and boundaries

Editors Ethics:

1.Editors must conduct quality assessments and make decisions to accept or reject articles for publication based on academic reasons.

2.Editors must not accept articles that have been previously published or are under consideration for publication elsewhere.

3.Editors must remain impartial in evaluating the quality of submissions, avoiding personal bias in decision-making regardless of the author's identity. They should not unreasonably reject submissions and must base their decisions on academic reasons, thoroughly considering each submission before making a decision.

4.Editors must not seek personal gain or any conflicting interests with authors, qualified individuals, or any other parties.

5.Editors must treat all authors equally, regardless of their status, and adhere to journal guidelines without discrimination.

6.Editors must not reuse or rewrite articles from authors to present them as their own or as part of their research group.