Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Duties of Editors
Editors evaluate submitted manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their originality, scientific importance, study’s validity
as well as their relevance to the journal’s scope. Editors and editorial staff will not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript
to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers and the publisher, as appropriate. Editors and editorial
board members will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purposes without the authors’
explicit written consent. The editors ensure that all submitted manuscripts being considered for publication undergo peer-review by at least
two reviewers who are expert in the field.
Duties of Reviewers
Peer review assists editors in making editorial decisions and, through editorial communications with authors, may assist authors in improving
their manuscripts. Any manuscript received for review is confidential document and must not be shown to or discussed with others except if
authorized by the Editor-in-Chief. Reviews should be conducted objectively and observations formulated clearly with supporting arguments so
that authors can use them for improving the manuscript. Any invited referee who has conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,
collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies or institutions connected to the manuscript and
the work described therein should immediately notify the editors to declare their conflicts of interest and decline the invitation to review so
that alternative reviewers can be contacted.
Duties of Authors
Authors of original research should present an accurate results of the work performed, followed by an objective discussion of the significance
of the work. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Authors should ensure that
they have written and submit only entirely original work, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately
cited. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable. Authors are obliged to participate in the peer
review process and cooperate fully by responding promptly to editors’ requests for raw data, clarifications, and proof of ethics approval, and
copyright permissions. When authors discover significant errors or inaccuracies in their own published work, it is their obligation to promptly
notify the journal’s editors or publisher and cooperate with them to either correct the paper in the form of an erratum or to retract the paper.