Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement:

The publication of a double-blind peer-reviewed journal requires continuous work, responsibility, liability, and collaboration from all involved parties: authors, reviewers, chief editor, section editors, associate editors, editors, and board members. The chief editor/ editors have the responsibility of keeping/monitoring the publishing ethics and maintaining the academic record. The editorial board assumes their responsibility on verifying the articles of fraudulent data or plagiarism. The editorial team's goal is to maintain the publication at the highest publication standards, implying: good quality, original, research-based articles, but also corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies, if needed. We appreciate the contributions of every involved party to the work that we publish.

 

Publication and Authorship:

  • All submitted papers are subject to a strict blind peer review process by at least two national and international reviewers;
  • The rejected articles are not being resent for reviewing;
  • The papers before being sent for review are first checked by anti-plagiarism using 3rd parity software. 
  • Authors should provide all sources of data used in the research. Plagiarism in all of its forms is unethical and it is unacceptable.

Authors' responsibilities:

  • Authors must ensure that the submitted article is their original work, which has not been previously published;
  • Authors must ensure that the submitted article has not been considered for publication elsewhere;
  • Authors must state that all data in the paper are real and authentic;
  • Authors must report any error(s) in their published paper to the Chief Editor/ Editors;
  • Authors should provide a revised version of their article, according to the reviewers' recommendations marked in red color or separated list.
  • Authors must formulate their manuscript using the journal template before submitting the manuscript.

Reviewers' responsibilities

  • Any manuscript received for review will be treated as a confidential document;
  • Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors;
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments so that authors can use them for improving the paper;
  • Reviewers should inform the Chief editor/editors on any substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper;
  • Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Chief Editor/ Editors' responsibilities

  • The editor(s) decides which articles submitted to the journal should be published;
  • The editor(s) is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication;
  • Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit;
  • Double-blind Peer review assists the editors in making editorial decisions. Editors should publish only double-blind peer-reviewed accepted articles;
  • Editors should have a clear picture of a research's funding sources;
  • An editor must not use unpublished information in the editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Plagiarism Policy:

Plagiarism is a serious violation. Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. We define plagiarism as a case in which a paper reproduces another work with at least 25% similarity and without citation.

If any evidence of plagiarism is found before/after acceptance or after the publication of the paper, the author will be offered a chance for rebuttal. If the arguments are not found to be satisfactory, the manuscript will be retracted and the author sanctioned from publishing papers for a period to be determined by the responsible Editor(s).