Publication Ethics

Associate Editor's Responsibilities
In general, the assigned associate editor is accountable and responsible in making decisions on whether the submitted articles should be published in the journal. The associate editor should:

  • evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without any biasness towards the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors
  • not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate
  • ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process is conducted
  • guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct
  • appropriately propose the acceptance or rejection of the submitted articles to the Chief Editor

Reviewers' Responsibilities
Reviewers are responsible in helping the assigned Associate Editors to reach their decisions regarding the submitted articles. The identity of the reviewers should be kept confidential and be treated as privileged information. The reviewers should:

  • objectively conduct the review process. There shall be no personal criticism of the author. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
  • identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that had been previously reported elsewhere should be accompanied by the relevant citation
  • report to the assigned Associate Editors for any substantial similarity or overlap between the article under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge
  • not review submitted articles in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers
  • communicate with the Associate Editors if it is not possible for the review process to be completed within stipulated time

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Authors' Responsibilities
The authors should submit papers only on work that has been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and that complies with all relevant legislation. The authors should:

  • present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation
  • describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others
  • adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere
  • certify that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere
  • ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others this must be appropriately cited
  • take collective responsibility for submitted and published work
  • ensure the paper contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Duplicitous or expressively inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable
  • ensure proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work
  • ensure that the authorship accurately reflects individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting; and where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged
  • disclose relevant funding sources and any existing or potential conflicts of interest. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed
  • discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editors and the editor to retract or correct the paper