The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is important for network of knowledge. It is an indicator of the quality of the work of the authors and their institutions. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all contributors as the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher.
THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE AUTHORS
Authorship of the Paper
Acknowledgement of References
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
Fundamental Errors in Published Papers
Environmental, Human or Animal Hazards
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication