Publication Ethics

Ethical behaviour is expected from all of them involved in the publishing process. Though we list the ethical conduct expected from each role briefly here, we follow the guidelines of COPE and ICMJE. We recommend our editors, reviewers and authors to kindly go through the COPE and ICMJE websites for more information.

Below given are the duties and ethics which are to be strictly adhered by the respective roles. For more detailed information please refer to COPE, ICMJE, WAME recommendations for appropriate guidelines.

Editor

  • Proper disclosure and conflicts of interest declarations
  • Provide unbiased decision
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Responsible for final decision of publication

Reviewer

  • Proper disclosure and conflicts of interest declarations
  • Provide prompt review
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Communication with editor when required
  • Detailed review with appropriate supporting information
  • No personal criticism

Author

  • Provide original content
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Appropriate permissions should be obtained
  • Acknowledgements of others work should be provided
  • Proper contribution list
  • No submission of same manuscript to different publishers at same time
  • Errors discovered after publication should be reported immediately
  • Ethics are to be followed appropriately

Publication Misconduct

Fabrication

Fabricating the data is inappropriate and is strongly discouraged.

Falsification

Preforming research and recording it by not adhering to the required guidelines to achieve the desired result is treated as falsification. As you can see this is absolutely not the right thing to do.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism checking is done through CrossCheck and Ithenticate. Plagiarized manuscripts are desk rejected and are supplied with the report for their reference. It is one of the very important parts of our manuscript processing. Every paper is screened carefully. In recent times it has become a mounting issue due to various reasons.  Whatever might be the reason, learned academicians should be responsible enough to not to execute such delinquency. We always encourage and support authors who keep up their originality and come up with novel ideas.