Publication Ethics

Author’s Code of Ethics:

  • The article should be from original research.
  • All authors who have contributed to the research must be stated and concensus should be made amongst authors as to the placement of main author, corresponding author, and/or other supporting authors.
  • Research has been reported in accordance with the method used. 
  • There should not be  falsification of data either in the process of collection and analysis.
  • The authors must cite or quote accordingly.
  • The author should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal.

Editors’s Code of Ethics:

  • Any information about a submitted manuscript must not be disclosed to anyone other than the editorial team, corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers in appropriate manner.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in  an editor's own research.
  • The editors may work under the policies of the journal's editorial board and be constrained by such legal requirements such as copyright infringement and plagiarism.
  • The editors may discuss with editorial team or reviewers in making decision about a submitted manuscript.

Reviewers’ Code of Ethic

  • Reviewer who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript should notify the editor and excuse him/herself from the review process.
  • Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in  an reviewer's own research.
  • Reviews should be conducted objectively.
  • Reviewers should express their comments clearly and give supporting arguments.
  • Reviewers should identify relevant published work that would help improve the research quality