Publishing Ethics

All papers are subject to double blind peer review process based on an initial screening by the editor criteria and Committe on Publication Ethics(COPE)'s principles for evaluation include significant contribution to the field, conceptual quality, appropriate methodology and clarity of exposition. The publication of an article in a “double blind peer-reviewed” journal is essential in the development of a consistent and respected network of knowledge. In double blind peer-review, articles written by ‘prestigious’ or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than on the author’s reputation. It is therefore essential to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editor, the peer reviewers and the publisher. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

About the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE,https://publicationethics.org/)

COPE provides advice to editors and publishers on all aspects of publication ethics and, in particular, how to handle cases of research and publication misconduct. It also provides a forum for its members to discuss individual cases. COPE does not investigate individual cases but encourages editors to ensure that cases are investigated by the appropriate authorities (usually a research institution or employer). All COPE members are expected to apply COPE principles of publication ethics outlined in the core practices. 


The Responsibilities of Editors 
  • Fair Play
  • Confidentiality
  • Process Control
  • Publication Decision

 

The Responsibilities of Reviewers
  • Promptness
  • Confidentiality
  • Process Scheduling
  • Standards of Objectivity
  • Acknowledgement of Source
  • Contribution to Editorial Decision
  • Contribution to the Quality of Work

 

The Responsibilities of Authors
  • Originality
  • Data Access and Retention
  • Acknowledgement of Sources
  • Authorship of the Paper
  • Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
  • Avoiding the Practices That Harm the Environment
  • Specifying the Used Fund
  • Copyright Agreement
  • Spell Checking

 

Open Access

Sharing of the research results is an important component of the research process; research can only advance by sharing the results, and the value of an investment in research is only maximized through wide use of its results. Open Access articles are free to all interested readers, and the publishers place no financial or copyright barriers between the readers and the article. 

Plagiarism Detection

Prevention of plagiarism is essential as it provides scientific and academic integrity.