Publication Ethics

Section 1: Publication and Authorship

  1. All submitted manuscripts must go through a rigorous peer-review process by reviewers who are experts in the field of the manuscript.
  2. The review process is carried out by double-blind peer-review.
  3. The factors considered in the review are relevance, novelty, significance, originality (authenticity), readability, and language.
  4. Decisions included in this journal are acceptance, acceptance with revision, or rejection. 
  5. If authors are encouraged to revise and resubmit a submission, there is no guarantee that the revised submission will be accepted. 
  6. Manuscripts that are rejected will not be reviewed. 
  7. Acceptance of manuscripts is limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. 
  8. No study may be included in more than one publication.

Section 2: Author's Responsibilities

  1. Author must certify that the manuscript or article has not previously been published elsewhere.
  2. Authors must state that the manuscript is not currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  3. Authors must participate in the peer-review process.
  4. The author is obliged to provide revocation or correction of errors.
  5. All authors mentioned in the manuscript must have contributed to the research.
  6. The author must certify that all data in the paper are authentic.
  7. Authors must notify the Editor of any conflicts of interest.
  8. Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts.
  9. Authors must report any errors they find in their published paper to the Editor.

Section 3: Reviewer's Responsibilities 

  1. Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of all information regarding the manuscript and treat it as important information.
  2. The review must be done objectively, without personal criticism of the author.
  3. Reviewers must express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
  4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that the authors have not cited.
  5. Reviewers should also contact the Editor in Chief if there are substantial similarities or overlaps between the manuscript under consideration and other published papers of which they have personal knowledge.
  6. Reviewers may not review manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest resulting from a competitive, collaborative, or other relationship or connection with the author, company, or institution to which the article relates.

Section 4: Editor's Responsibilities

  1. The Editor has full responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article.
  2. Editors are responsible for the content and overall quality of the publication.
  3. Editors should always consider the needs of writers and readers when trying to improve publications.
  4. Editors must ensure the quality of the paper and the integrity of the academic record.
  5. The Editor must publish an error page or make corrections when necessary.
  6. Editors must have a clear picture of the sources of research funding.
  7. Editors should base their decisions solely on the paper's importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the publication's scope.
  8. Editors may not reverse their decision or overturn a previous editor's decision without serious reason.
  9. Editors must maintain the anonymity of reviewers.
  10. Editors must ensure that all research material they publish complies with nationally and internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
  11. Editors should only accept the article if they are reasonably certain.
  12. Editors must act if they suspect infringement, whether an article is published or unpublished, and make all reasonable efforts to persist in getting the issue resolved.
  13. Editors may not reject articles based on suspicion; they must have proof of infringement.
  14. Editors must not allow any conflict of interest between the assistant Editor, authors, reviewers, and editorial board members.