This statement clarifies the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including authors, peer reviewers, editors, and publisher.
Section A: Publication
- All submitted papers go through a strict peer-review process by at least two reviewers.
- The review process is blind peer review.
- The factors taken into account in the review are relevance, novelty, originality, and readability.
- Possible decisions include acceptance, acceptance with revisions, or rejection.
- Although authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit submissions, no guarantee revised submissions will be accepted.
- Articles that are rejected will not be re-reviewed.
- No research may be included in more than one publication.
Section B : Author’s responsibilities
- Authors must certify that their manuscript is their original work.
- Authors must certify that the manuscript has not been published before or is not being evaluated for publication elsewhere.
- Authors must ensure that their work does not contain any illegal statements and any comments that may violate the law.
- The paper must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to imitate the work.
- Authors must participate in the peer-review process.
- All Authors mentioned in the paper must make a significant contribution to the research.
- The author must certify that all data in this paper is original and authentic.
- Authors must notify the Editor of any conflicts of interest.
- Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used someone else's work and/or words then this has been appropriately quoted or cited.
- Authors should cite publications that were influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- When an author finds significant errors in his/her published work, the author must immediately notify the journal editor and work with the editor to correct the paper.
Section C : Reviewers’s responsibilities
- Reviewers must keep all information about the paper confidential and treat it as a confidential documents.
- Reviews should be carried out objectively, without personal criticism of the author
- The identity of the reviewers must be kept confidential
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
- Reviewers should identify relevant published works that has not been cited by the authors.
- Reviewers should also call the Chief Editor's attention if there is a substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers that they are personally aware of.
- All papers will be read critically by at least two anonymous reviewers. A paper may be accepted in its original form, subject to revision, or rejection.
- Suggestions from reviewers (and editors) will be submitted to the author, who then has the opportunity to revise the paper.
- All submitted papers will be checked for their originalities using Turnitin.
- Reviewers must complete the evaluation of the manuscript within a reasonable time and notify the editor immediately if the work cannot be completed on schedule
Section D : Reviewers’s responsibilities
- Editors have full responsibility and authority to accept/reject an articles.
- Editors are responsible for the content and overall quality of the publication.
- Editors should base their decisions only on the importance, originality, clarity, and relevance of the paper to the scope of the publication.
- Editors must keep the reviewers' names confidential.
- Editors must ensure that all research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- Editors are responsible to consider all the submitted manuscripts within a reasonable timeframe.
- Editors must ensure that no personal information of authors are included in the manuscript which is sent to the reviewers