Publication Ethics: Upholding Integrity in Scholarly Communication

Welcome to our Publication Ethics page, where transparency and integrity are the cornerstones of our commitment to ethical publishing. We recognize the paramount importance of maintaining high ethical standards in scholarly communication, and our guidelines reflect this dedication. Here, you'll find detailed information on our policies regarding authorship, plagiarism, conflicts of interest, data integrity, and more. We aim to ensure that every publication adheres to the highest ethical standards, fostering trust and credibility within the academic community.

Publication ethics As an open-access publication that complies with Creative Commons licensing, we adhere to the highest standards of publication ethics to ensure the integrity and credibility of the scientific research we publish. Authors, reviewers, editors, and the journal itself are expected to follow ethical guidelines throughout the publication process.

Author Responsibilities

Originality and Plagiarism: Authors must ensure that their submissions are original and have not been published elsewhere. Proper citation and acknowledgment of sources are essential to avoid plagiarism.

Authorship: All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research must be listed as authors. Authors should also disclose any conflicts of interest that may influence their work.

Data Integrity: Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their manuscripts. Fabrication, falsification, or manipulation of data is unacceptable.

Consent: Authors should obtain appropriate permissions and consent for any identifiable patient information or images included in their submissions.

Reviewer Responsibilities

Confidentiality: Reviewers must maintain the confidentiality of the peer review process and refrain from discussing the manuscript with anyone not involved in the review process.

Objectivity: Reviewers should provide unbiased and constructive feedback on the manuscript, focusing on the quality of the research and its contribution to the field.

Timeliness: Reviewers should complete their reviews in a timely manner and notify the editor if they are unable to meet the deadline.

Editorial Responsibilities

Fairness: Editors are responsible for ensuring fair and impartial peer review processes. Manuscripts should be evaluated based on their scientific merit, regardless of the authors' identity or affiliations.

Transparency: Editors should provide clear guidelines for authors and reviewers and communicate any editorial decisions transparently.

Conflict of Interest: Editors must disclose any conflicts of interest that may influence their editorial decisions and avoid situations where their objectivity may be compromised.

Journal Responsibilities

Accessibility: As the publisher of open-access journals, we are committed to making research freely available to the public, promoting knowledge dissemination and collaboration.

Integrity: The journals maintain strict policies against academic misconduct, including plagiarism, data fabrication, and unethical research practices.

Corrections and Retractions: In cases of errors or misconduct, the journals will promptly issue corrections, retractions, or expressions of concern as appropriate, ensuring the integrity of the scientific record.

By adhering to these ethical standards, we strive to uphold the integrity and trustworthiness of the research published in our journals.