The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. The entire scientific endeavor is put at risk by misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, and by unethical treatment of animals or human subjects. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals.
Editors, reviewers, and publisher have duties to made their decisions on basis of Fair play, confidentiality standards, objectivity, contribution to science, also they have to ensure that advertising has no impact on editorial decision.
The authenticity of the work is guaranteed by the authors. Authors should follow the guidelines below.
- Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
- Conflict of interest
- Payment responsibility for open access journals with author
- Policies on authorship
- Policy for deposition of data in public repositories and registration of clinical trials
- Policy on approval by ethics committee or institutional review board and informed consent or appropriate animal care and use
- Policy on disclosure of funding and the role of the sponsor
- Policy on including identifiable descriptions or photographs of patients
- Policy on obtaining permission for reprinting or adapting previously published material and policy on transfer of copyright or publication license and open access
- Submission of duplicate or redundant manuscripts