Ethical & Malpractice Policies

Ethical Guidelines and Malpractice statement to Publication of research articles

The Editor-in-chief and editorial board members of journals published by the publisher provide a set of ethical guidelines for persons engaged in the publication of research articles, especially, for editors, authors, and manuscript reviewers. The guidelines embodied in this document were developed by the Editors of the journals published by the publisher. The ethics guidelines are revised regularly to ensure their clarity and the guidelines embodied in this document were revised by the Editors of the Publications Division of the publisher in July 2018.

The publishers Ethical Guidelines are offered from a belief that the loyalty of high ethical standards is so energetic to the whole scientific enterprise that a definition of those standards should be brought to the attention of all concerned. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior.

 “Breaking the publishing ethics rules can badly damage your reputation as a researcher”

Preface

“All journals serve to further academic discussions of topics, irrespective of their nature – whether religious, gender-based, environmental, ethical, political, or other potentially or topically contentious subjects. Ethics and malpractice statement is binding oneself to meeting and sustaining standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the review and publication processes.”

The publishers serve the scientific profession in various fields (such as Science, Engineering, Arts, Sports) by publishing journals which present the results of scientific research works. Every editor of this journal publication has the responsibility in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge by maintain the ethical guidelines for selecting, reviewing and accepting research articles submitted to the journals and it is directly reflected the quality of work of the authors and the standard of the journal that published. And importantly, these guidelines derived by the editor perception of standards of quality for scientific work and its presentation.

In this direction, the editors of journals published by the publisher now present a set of ethical guidelines for persons engaged in the publication of research articles, specifically, for editors, authors, and manuscript reviewers. These guidelines are a substantial help to those who are relatively new to research.

A summary of our key expectations for authors, editors and (peer-) reviewers, is here detailed:

Guidelines Ethical Obligations of Authors of Scientific Journals

“The ethical guidelines embodied in this series, we provide you with the support and advice you need to ensure your manuscript and actions are ethically sound.”

Guidelines Ethical Obligations of Editors of Scientific Journals

Guidelines Ethical Obligations of reviewers of Scientific Journals

Identification of unethical (malpractice) behaviour:

Investigation:

Important definition:

Plagiarism detection (CrossCheck)

In addition to making available this Publishing Ethics and malpractice Resource Kit, publisher is also active in other publishing ethics initiatives, internally and externally. With the CrossRef Association it is involved in a plagiarism software project called CrossCheck. This link provides more information about this initiative.