Norms for research misconduct
We support upholding the COPE ideals and are opposed to any sort of misbehavior. A lot of focus is placed on making sure the papers are original and preventing plagiarism. Check the Plagiarism Statement, please.
Allegations regarding the authorship of contributions
According to the policy of our journal, all authors should be listed in the list of authors in the Cover letter form that is submitted with the manuscript. A person must be accountable for a specific aspect of the research, prepare the work, or make a unique addition to the idea, project, or research explanation to be deemed the author, and this responsibility must be acknowledged in the final work form. A small contribution might not be counted as authorship. Authors and co-authors may designate someone as a contributor and acknowledge them in the paper’s acknowledgement section even if their contribution is small or their data is appropriate or they provide some other kind of assistance. As per our policy, authors and co-authors of submitted papers must complete the Cover letter form to identify all contributors and affirm their approval for the paper’s publication.
Duplicate submission/publication: This refers to the practice of submitting or publishing essentially the same study in two journals. These submissions and publications may happen at the same time or years apart.
Redundant publication, commonly known as “salami publishing,” refers to the practice of submitting separate portions of one study to two or more journals. Or the results have already been disclosed somewhere else without the required citations, approval, or justification. The practice of “self-plagiarism” is regarded as redundant publication. It involves reusing or appropriating ideas from earlier works without properly attributing them. This frequent behavior could be inadvertent. The information required to evaluate an author’s usage of previously published material is typically provided by the author’s disclosure of such use.
Citation manipulation refers to the following types of behaviour:
If experimental data are determined to have been manipulated or misrepresented (this includes manipulating photographs), the submitted work will be rejected.
In case of violation of the above policy, the following sanctions may be imposed: