Publishing Ethics

PUBLICATION ETHICS

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

Duties of editor-in-chief

The Editor-in-Chief of xxxxx makes an initial evaluation of each submitted manuscript by using appropriate means to examine the originality of the contents of the submitted manuscripts. In evaluating the submitted manuscripts, the editor-in-chief should limit himself only to the intellectual content and he should not be partial by matters such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. If the submitted manuscript passes this test, it is assigned to a section editor who forward it to two reviewers for double-blind peer review, and each of whom will make a recommendation to publish the article in its present form or to modify or to reject it. The review period will be no more than 2 months, delays in obtaining reviews may prolong this period. Once the review process has been completed, the section editor recommends acceptance, revision, or rejection of the manuscript. The final decision is made by the Editor-in-Chief. The decision will involve input from a Section Editor, volunteer reviewers, and when necessary, consultation with the Journal’s Editorial Board. A decision on the manuscript generally may be expected within 3 to 4 months. The Editor-in-Chief must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

 

Duties of Authors

When submitting a manuscript to journal xxxxx submitting author(s) must ensure that the manuscript is their original work, is not plagiarized, wholly or in part. They must also make sure that the submitted article has not been previously published, nor is currently being considered for publication elsewhere, or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor, and that the work of others is properly cited. The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines of journal of xxxxx. Finally, it is also the responsibility of submitting author(s) to check that all copyrighted material within the article has permission for publication and that material for which the author does not personally hold copyright is not reproduced without permission.

 

Duties of Reviewers

Reviewers should evaluate manuscripts based on content without regard to ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, religious belief or political philosophy of the authors. They must ensure that all the information related to submitted manuscripts is kept as confidential and must report to the Editor-in-Chief if they are aware of copyright infringement and plagiarism on the author’s side. It is also the duties of reviewers to keep all unpublished manuscripts, and related materials, confidential. Manuscripts can only be shared with others with the permission of the editors. A reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process. Reviewers should complete their review within the specified time frame. If additional time is necessary, they should inform the section editor of a delay. Reviewers may decline to review a manuscript for any reason.