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Publication Ethics

Our journal follows the guidelines as set out in the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) on handling potential conflicts of interest of editors, authors, and reviewers. EDITOR
  • The Editor-in-Chief makes decision on what papers are published. The editor of the journal is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may consult the editorial board or the reviewers in making this decision.
  • The editor will evaluate manuscripts based on their intellectual contributions or scholarship without regard to gender, sex, race, or religious beliefs.
  • Editors and reviewers will maintain confidentiality and would not disclose information about an author's manuscript to those not involved in the review or publication process.
  • Editors and those involved in the reviews of manuscript must not use research submitted by authors for their own research. PEER REVIEWERS
  • Peer reviewers must inform editor if they do not have the expertise to review a manuscript.
  • Peer reviewers must return papers within a reasonable time agreed with the editor.
  • Peer reviewers must not discuss manuscripts assigned to them for review with third parties without the express consent of the editor.
  • Reviews must be professional and objective without any personal attacks or criticism of the author.
  • Reviewers must promptly inform the editor if they are assigned papers that they have any conflicts of interests. The editor must re-assign the paper to another reviewer. AUTHORS
  • The journal only publishes original work. Authors must ensure their manuscripts are their original work, and that it has not been published elsewhere. Authors must also ensure that they properly cite or quote the work of others used in their manuscript.
  • Authors must not submit their manuscript to more than one journal at the same time. This is unethical! If we discover that an author has submitted the same manuscript to another journal, we will promptly reject the manuscript and also inform the other journal.
  • Only those who contributed to the manuscript should be listed as authors or co-authors. In a paper with multiple authors, all the authors must approve the final version of the paper before publication.
  • Authors must disclose any financial support they received for the project.
  • The author has the obligation of promptly informing the editor of any errors or inaccuracies in their published work. Author must cooperate with the editor in correcting or retracting the paper.
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