Publication Ethics

The Journal will take seriously allegations of misconduct pre-publication and post-publication according to COPE instructions. For example, plagiarism, self-plagiarism, duplication, and other forms of scientific dishonesty will be treated strictly by retracting the paper at any stage (pre- and post-publication).

  • Originality and plagiarism: Only manuscripts that describe original work not previously published or under consideration for publication elsewhere will be considered for publication and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others should be appropriately cited.
  • Authorship of the Paper:  Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Transparency about the contributions of authors is encouraged.
  • Conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.
  • Acknowledgement: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given and All sources of financial support should be disclosed.
  • Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author's obligation to inform the journal editor in order to either correct or retract the paper.
  • Human or animal ethics: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves the use of animal or human subjects. Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.