PUBLICATION ETHICS

Duties of Authors

          The authors of articles must strictly follow international standards and practices in the preparation of their articles.

          An accurate account of the work performed, containing sufficient data and references, must be presented. The authors must refer to the format, standards, and referencing style of the KBU Journal, upon which further details could be referred to.  Additionally, they should ensure that their works are original, and if any results of works or relevant statements of other researchers or authors are cited or referred to, they must be appropriately cited or quoted with the permission of the researchers or the authors, where necessary. Any copyright infringement or plagiarism is prohibited.

          In general, the authors should not submit any research work or article to be considered for publication in the Kasem Bundit Journal if that particular research work or article has been published previously in any other journal.

          Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper. Moreover, the author and the co-author must review and approve the final version of the paper and agree to its submission for publication.

 

Duties of Reviewers

          The reviewers must treat all manuscripts received for review as confidential documents. Should any peer reviewer feel unqualified to review a manuscript or realize that a prompt review cannot be rendered within an appropriate length of time, the peer reviewer must decline to participate in the review process and notify the editor as soon as possible. In the case that some ethical issue/issues emerging from the paper, e.g., substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper, copyright infringement, etc., the reviewer should bring the issue /issues to the attention of the editor. The reviewer should observe that the review process must be fair, unbiased, timely, and confidential.

 

Duties of Editors

          The editors are guided by the policies of the KBU Journal, subject to relevant legal requirements, i.e., the rights upon registered and non-registered labels, copyright infringement, plagiarism, etc. They must affirm that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, timely, and confidential, and it must be conducted by at least two external and independent reviewers so as to be unequivocally termed as a double-blind review.

 

Duties of Publishers

          The publishers must play a supporting, investing, and nurturing role in publishing and distributing the Journal and also be accountable for the observation of proper practices relating to authors, peer reviewers, and editors. The publisher is the owner of the Journal and, thus, owns the articles contained therein.