Ethical responsibilities of Authors
At the time of the submission of a manuscript, authors must take into consideration the following ethical standards:
- Authors guarantee that their manuscript is original, does not infringe the copyright of anyone, and it has neither been previously published nor is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Manuscripts must be free from any form of plagiarism, which is considered to be highly unethical and unprofessional and is likely to bring the author and the publisher into disrepute. Kindly note that the manuscript will be checked for plagiarism. Manuscripts will be rejected by the Editorial Board if they contain any form of plagiarism – intentional and/or unintentional plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is also unacceptable.
- Manuscripts must display all credits due; acknowledgement of the work (ideas, concepts, words, among others) of third parties must be properly displayed (for more details regarding how to cite/quote, please refer to the the Chicago Manual of Style).
- Should the need arise; authors must be ready to provide both the Editorial Board and the Reviewers with the raw data and procedures used in their manuscript. Inaccurate or fraudulent data or procedures violate our ethical standards and disqualifies the manuscript for consideration for publication.
- The corresponding author has the responsibility to make sure that all parties who contributed to the submitted manuscript are properly displayed inside the manuscript either as co-authors or as contributors. Also, it is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the final version of the manuscript and that there was a full consensus of all the authors with regard to its submission.