Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Journal of Scientific Research and Studies (JSRS) (ISSN 2375-8791)
ethic statements are based on the Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors
developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
DUTIES OF EDITORS
An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without
regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin,
citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not reveal any information about a
submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers,
potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as
The editor of JSRS is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted
to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of
the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as
shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism.
The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an
editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
DUTIES OF PEER REVIEWERS
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the
editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving
Any invited referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a
manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the
editor and excuse himself from the review process so that alternative reviewers
can be contacted.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is
inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the
authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been
previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer
should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap
between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of
which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept
confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider
manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive,
collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors,
companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate
account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its
significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A
paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to
replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute
unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Originality and Plagiarism
Authors should ensure that submitted work is original and has not been published
elsewhere in any language, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of
others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Applicable copyright laws and conventions should be followed. Copyright material
(e.g. tables, figures or extensive quotations) should be reproduced only with
appropriate permission and acknowledgement.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the
same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the
same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical
publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should
cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution
to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.
All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as
co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive
aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as
The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no
inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have
seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its
submission for publication.
Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual
hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other
substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the
results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support
for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own
published work, it is the authorís obligation to promptly notify the journal
editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or
plagiarism the publisher, in close collaboration with the Editors, will take all
appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in
question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum or, in the most
severe cases, the complete retraction of the affected work. The Publisher and
the Journal do not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, creed,
disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender,
genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation in its
publishing programs, services and activities.
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