Publication Ethics

Duties of Authors

  1. The manuscript that has been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration will not be accepted.
  2. The authors must adhere to the objectives of the journal.
  3. The authors must ensure that they have written the original works entirely.
  4. The authors must properly acknowledge the data, text, figures, and ideas originated in other works and should not present them as if they were the authors’ own.
  5. The authors must adhere to requirements of reference style and ensure that every reference accurately appears in the list of reference.
  6. The authors must adhere to the format requirements of the journal.
  7. The authors, whose name appear on the submission, must truly contribute to their works.
  8. Each author must individually declare all funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest received for the research submitted to the editorial board.
  9. In the reference list, the authors should not copy references from other publication if they have not read the cited work.
  10. The authors must present their works, especially the results, honestly without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.  
  11. The authors are requested for the appropriate disclosures and declarations if their research involves human participants and animals having an impact on their right, prestige, safety, and health. Hence, they must receive approval from the appropriate ethics committee for research involving humans and/or animals. However, the final decision of publication depends upon the editorial board.

Duties of Editorial Team

  1. The editors are responsible for evaluating all manuscripts considered for publication to make certain that each manuscript has not been previously published.
  2. The editors must protect the identity of every author and reviewer.
  3. The editors are responsible for considering the manuscripts with accurate research methodology and findings. Decisions on publication are based on research reliability.
  4. The editors should not have any conflict of interest with the authors and the reviewers.   
  5. The editors must detect and respond to plagialism seriously.
  6. If a manuscript contains plagiarized materails, falsified or manipulated data, the editors must withhold the review process and immediately contact the corresponding author to provide transparency on his/her work berfore acceptance or rejection for publication.
  7. In case of plagiariam and falsification, the editors are able to reject the manuscripts without asking the authors for permission even if the authors do not accept that their works are plagiarized and falsified.

Duties of Reviewers

  1. The reviewers must respect the confidentiality of every author’s work. All materials under the review process are not allowed to be shared or discussed with anyone who are not involved in the review process.
  2. After receiving every manuscript for review, the reviewers should inform the editors and decline the review if they have conflict of interest with the authors involved in the research for any reasons that they are unable to make a recommendation for manuscript.
  3. The reviewers must be the experts in the areas of the manuscripts and they must identify significance and relevance of the manuscripts that has not been cited by the authors.