The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block 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. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.
Conflicts of Interest: Open Access Journals follows double blind peer review process to avoid conflicts. The author(s) should hold responsibility in providing conflicts if any to avoid further conflicts.
Publication and authorship:
– List of references, financial support;
– No plagiarism, no fraudulent data;
– forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal.
Publishing ethics issues
– Monitoring/safeguarding publishing ethics by editorial board;
– Guidelines for retracting articles;
– Maintain the integrity of the academic record;
– Preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards;
– Always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
– No plagiarism, no fraudulent data.