Publication Ethics Policy follows the COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors, reviewers and authors. Here is a breakdown of the standards:
- Submitted manuscripts are the original work of the author(s), and that all contributing authors are listed and/or given credit.
- Manuscripts have not been published nor are under consideration by another journal concurrently.
- All sources of data used in the development of the manuscript are properly cited.
- Manuscripts are reviewed based on the intellectual content of the paper without regard of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of author(s).
- Conflicts of interest during the review process must be communicated to the Editor.
- Manuscript information is kept confidential.
- Any concerns regarding the review of a manuscript are communicated to the Editor.
- Manuscripts are evaluated in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper without regard of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry or political values of authors.
- Conflicts of interest pertaining to submitted manuscripts must be disclosed.
- Manuscript information is confidential.
- Publication decisions of submitted manuscripts based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the journal editorial board and legal restrain acting against plagiarism, libel and copyright infringement rest with the Editorial Board.