Publication Ethics and Malpractice
- All submitted papers are subject
to strict peer-review process by at least two international
reviewers that are experts in the area of the particular paper.
- The factors that are taken into
account in review are relevance, soundness, significance,
originality, readability and language.
- The possible decisions include
acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- If authors are encouraged to
revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the
revised submission will be accepted.
- Rejected articles will not be
- Articles may be rejected without
review if they are obviously not suitable for publication.
- The paper acceptance is
constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force
regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
- The reviewers evaluate
manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race,
gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin,
citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
- The staff must not disclose any
information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the
corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the
publisher, as appropriate.
- Reviews should be conducted
objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
Referees should express their views clearly with supporting
- Peer review assists the
publisher in making editorial decisions and through the editorial
communications with the experts form the scientific board ant the
author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
- Manuscripts received for review
are treated as confidential documents and are reviewed by anonymous
- A reviewer should also call to
the publisher's attention any substantial similarity or overlap
between the manuscript under consideration and any other published
paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Authors of contributions and
studies research should present an accurate account of the work
performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
- A paper should contain
sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the
work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute
unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- The authors should ensure that
they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have
used the work and/or words of others that this has been
appropriately cited or quoted.
- Submitting the same manuscript
to more than one publication concurrently constitutes unethical
publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
- Authorship should be limited to
those who have made a significant contribution to the conception,
design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
- All sources of financial support
for the project should be disclosed.