Publication Ethics Guidelines

  1. Authorship and Contributorship:

1.1. All listed authors should have made substantial contributions to the research. The corresponding author must ensure that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the manuscript.

1.2. Any changes to the authorship list after submission require the consent of all authors.

  1. Originality and Plagiarism:

2.1. Authors must ensure that their submissions are original work and have not been published or submitted elsewhere.

2.2. Plagiarism, in any form, is strictly prohibited. Manuscripts suspected of plagiarism will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate actions will be taken.

  1. Data Integrity and Fabrication:

3.1. Authors should provide accurate and authentic data. Any manipulation, falsification, or fabrication of data is considered unethical and may lead to rejection or retraction.

3.2. Authors are encouraged to retain raw data for a reasonable period after publication and be prepared to provide it upon request.

  1. Conflicts of Interest:

4.1. Authors, reviewers, and editors must disclose any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the objectivity of the research or review process.

4.2. Conflicts of interest should be reported to the editorial office, and appropriate actions will be taken to address them.

  1. Peer Review Process:

5.1. The peer-review process is crucial for maintaining the quality of the journal. Reviewers are expected to provide objective, constructive, and timely feedback.

5.2. Editors will manage the peer-review process impartially, ensuring fairness and confidentiality.

  1. Editorial Independence:

6.1. Editorial decisions are based on the scientific merit of the manuscript, without any influence from external factors.

6.2. Editors and editorial board members should disclose any conflicts of interest that could affect their objectivity.

  1. Corrections and Retractions:

7.1. Corrections to published articles will be issued for honest errors. Authors are encouraged to report any errors promptly.

7.2. Retractions will be considered in cases of serious ethical misconduct, data fabrication, or significant errors that affect the validity of the research.

  1. Copyright and Permissions:

8.1. Authors are required to transfer copyright to the journal upon acceptance. Permissions for the use of copyrighted material must be obtained.

  1. Reviewer and Editorial Board Conduct:

9.1. Reviewers and editorial board members must maintain confidentiality regarding submitted manuscripts.

9.2. Any conflicts of interest that may compromise the objectivity of the review process should be disclosed promptly.

  1. Transparency and Open Access:

10.1. The journal is committed to transparency in all processes. Information about the editorial board, peer review, and publication policies is accessible to the public.

10.2. The journal supports open access principles, providing wider access to research findings.

  1. Contact Information:

11.1. For inquiries or to report ethical concerns, authors, reviewers, and readers can contact the editorial office.