Publication and Authorship Ethics

  • All submitted papers are subject to strict review process by editorial board and assigned to reviewers who are experts in the area of the particular paper.
  • If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted.
  • Plagiarism – to plagiarize means “to commit literary theft” and to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. Using another person’s ideas or expressions without acknowledging that person’s work constitutes intellectual theft. The authors must remember to document everything that they borrow including direct quotations and paraphrases, information and ideas.
  • It is unethical for authors to submit a manuscript to more than one journal at the same time, either within academic or any other circles. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts.
  • Fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data is a violation of publication ethics.
  • When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
  • Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work.