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 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.