PUBLICATION ETHICS

Duties of Authors

            Authors of articles should follow international standards and practices in the preparation of their papers.

            They should present an accurate account of the work performed that contains sufficient data and references. Authors may refer to the Journal’s Format, Standards and Referencing Style for further details. Additionally, they should ensure that their works are original, and if the work and/or words of others are used, it/they must be appropriately cited or quoted with permission where necessary. Copyright infringement and plagiarism are prohibited.

              In general, and author should not submit for consideration in another journal a paper that is being considered for publication, or has been published previously.

               Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the paper. Authors and co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Duties of Reviewers

          Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Any selected peer reviewer who feels unqualified to review or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the Editor and decline to participate in the review process. In the case that there are some ethical issues in the paper, e.g. substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper, and copyright infringement as well as plagiarism he/she should bring these to attention of the Editor. He/she should observe that the review process is fair, unbiased, timely, and confidential.

Duties of Editors

          The editors are guided by the policies of the journal’s constrained by such legal requirements as label, copyright infringement and plagiarism. They shall ensure that the peer review process is fair, unbiased, timely and confidential by at least two external and independent reviewers, i.e. the so - called double-blind review.

Duties of the Publisher

          The publisher has supporting, investing and nurturing roles in the publication and distribution of the Journal, but also is ultimately responsible for enduring the proper practices, particularly those concerns with the authors, peer reviewers and editors, are followed in its publications. The publisher is the owner of the Journal and the articles contained therein.