Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Our ethics statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and available at http://publicationethics.org/files/u2/New_Code.pdf Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, plagiarism is not tolerated in any of its forms. The relevant duties and responsibilities of authors, reviewers, and Editor-in-Chief  include:

1. Authors are responsible for
  ensuring that their manuscripts are their original work;
  certifying that the manuscript has not previously been published elsewhere (in whole or in part);
  confirming that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere;
  notifying Editor-in-Chief of any conflict of interest;
  identifying all sources used in the their manuscript;
  reporting any errors they discover in their manuscript.

 

2. Reviewers are responsible for
  disclosing to Editor-in-Chief any conflict of interest;
  keeping information pertaining to the manuscript confidential;
  bringing to the attention of the Editor-in-Chief any information that may be reason to reject publication of a manuscript;
  evaluating manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors;
  notifying Editor-in-Chief and excuse himself from the review process in case that they feel unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or know that its prompt review will be impossible.

 
3. Editor-in-Chief is responsible for
   keeping information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential;
   disclosing any conflict of interest;
   evaluating manuscripts only for their intellectual content;
   making publication decisions on submitted manuscripts based on review reports.