Publication Ethics

Authors Ethical Responsbilities
1. The manuscript that has been submitted to more than one journal for simultaneous consideration will not be accepted.
2. The authors must adhere to the objectives of the journal.
3. The authors must ensure that they have written the original works entirely.
4. The authors must properly acknowledge the data, text, figures, and ideas originated in other works and should not present them as if they were the authors’ own.
5. The authors must adhere to requirements of reference style and ensure that every reference accurately appears in the list of reference.
6. The authors must adhere to the format requirements of the journal.
7. The authors, whose name appear on the submission, must truly contribute to their works.
8. Each author must individually declare all funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest received for the research submitted to the editorial board.
9. In the reference list, the authors should not copy references from other publication if they have not read the cited work. Also, the primary literature should be properly acknowledged and referenced.
10. The author should use acknowledgement with appropriate permission.
11. The authors must present their works, especially the results, honestly without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data munipulation.  
12. The authors are requested for the appropriate disclosures and declarations if their research involves human participants and animals having an impact on their right, prestige, safety, and health. Hence, they must receive approval from the appropriate ethics committee for research involving humans and/or animals. However, the final decision of publication depends upon the editorial board.
13. The plagiarism will be checked. The article will be rejected if there are high percentage (above 20%) of plagiarism.
14. The conclusion and discussion sections of article should be band on the results or evidences shown in the article.
15. Each author in the article should have roles and participation appropriately in the article.
16. Every author should take responsibility for that article together.
17. Persons who involve in the article such as technical editing assistants, should not be included as authors, but those persons are able to be acknowledged in the acknowledge section.
18. Corresponding authors of the article should confirm that all co-authors have seen and approved the article before submitting for publication.
Editors Roles and Responsibility
1. The editors are responsible for evaluating all manuscripts considered for publication to make certain that each manuscript has not been previously published.
2. The editors must protect the identity of every author and reviewer.
3. The editors are responsible for considering the manuscripts with accurate research methodology and findings. Decisions on publication are based on research reliability.
4. The editors should not have any conflict of interest with the authors and the reviewers.  
5. The editors must detect and respond to plagialism seriously.
6. If a manuscript contains plagiarized materails, falsified or manipulated data, the editors must withhold the review process and immediately contact the corresponding author to provide transparency on his/her work berfore acceptance or rejection for publication.
7. In case of plagiariam and falsification, the editors are able to reject the manuscripts without asking the authors for permission even if the authors do not accept that their works are plagiarized and falsified.
8. The editor should use a double-blinded peer review process confidentially.
9. Peer review process information and ideas should be kept confidentially.
10. Editor's decision for publication will definitely be made after peer review process and under the quality and strength of information provided in that article.
Reviewers Roles and Responsibilities
1. The reviewers must respect the confidentiality of every author’s work. All materials under the review process are not allowed to be shared or discussed with anyone who are not involved in the review process.
2. After receiving every manuscript for review, the reviewers should inform the ediotrs and decline the review if they have conflict of interest with the authors involved in the research for any reasons that they are unable to make a recommendation for manuscript.
3. The reviewers must be the experts in the areas of the manuscripts and they must identify significance and releveance of the manuscripts that has not been cited by the authors.
4. Reviewer should not take information from unpublished article under their review in order to use as references or share to public without notify in written consent of authors through editor.
5. The reviewer should review that articles under the reviewer expertise in the field.
6. The reviewers should review the articles under the quality and strength of information provided in that articles.
7. The reviewer should inform the editor if those articles are similar or overlap with other articles of which they have personal knowledge.
Committee on Publication Ethics. 2008. COPE Code of Conduct. Retrieved
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