The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed Journal is an essential building block in the development of a comprehensible and valued network of knowledge. It is reflected the quality of authors work 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 behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.
Publication and authorship:
list of references, financial support;
no plagiarism, no fraudulent data;
forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal.
authors obliged to participate in peer review process;
all authors have significantly contributed to the research;
statement that all data in article are real and authentic;
all authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
e.g. editors have complete responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article;
editors should have no conflict of interest with respect to articles they reject/accept;
only accept a paper when reasonably certain;
when errors are found, promote publication of correction or retraction;
preserve anonymity of reviewers.
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.
Duties of the Publisher
We are committed to ensuring that commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, International Journal of Basic Applied Science will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions–and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.
The peer review process is at the heart of the success of scientific publishing. As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, our journals have an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.