Ethics Policy

Publication Ethics Policy

  • Authorship of the paper

All those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study should be given chance to be cited as authors. Other individuals who have contributed to the work should be acknowledged.

  • Originality and 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. 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.

  • Research results

The theft of data or research results from other works and selective reporting of data with the intent to mislead or deceive is unethical. After publication, the data should be retained for a reasonable period and made available upon request. Exceptions may be appropriate in certain circumstances in order to preserve privacy, to assure patent protection, or for similar reasons.

  • Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication

An author should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Simultaneous submissions of the same manuscript to different journals are not acceptable.

  • Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.