Publication Ethics Policy

Research results:  Authors must ensure that they have written original works and has not been published elsewhere. Fabrication, misrepresentation and selective reporting of data/information with the objective to delude or misinform is unethical, as is the theft of data or research results from others. The authors should retain raw data used in manuscript and provide when asked by the Editor.

Authorship:  Authors not allowed any change in authorship (any addition, deletion or change in sequence of author name) after provisional acceptance. Every author must be involved in planning, implementation and analysis of the research study and its presentation in the form of the manuscript. Authors should be ready to take all responsibility for the content of the paper. Any work or words of other authors, contributors, or sources should be appropriately accredited and referenced. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged. If an author noticed any significant error or mistake in his/her own published work, it is the author’s responsibility to quickly inform the journal editor.

Conflict of interest: All authors should disclose financial or other conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript (financial support for the project should also be disclosed). 

Article submission: All articles must be submitted by sending your article as an email attachment. Articles should be submitted in English language only.

Plagiarism: Reproducing text from other papers without properly crediting the source (plagiarism) or producing many papers with almost the same content by the same authors (self-plagiarism) is not acceptable. Authors may not present results obtained by others as if they were their own. Authors should acknowledge the work of others used in their research and cite publications that have influenced the direction and course of their study.

Citation: Inclusion of citations that are not relevant to the work is strongly unacceptable. Similarly, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.

Duplicate submission: Submitting a paper simultaneously to more than one publication at a time is a breach of publications ethics and will not be tolerated. The submitted article will be removed without prior information.

Article assessment: All articles are subject to peer review and are expected to meet standards of academic excellence. If approved by the editor, submissions will be considered by peer reviewers, whose identities will remain anonymous to the authors.