Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Our Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and observes the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement which is based on the recommendations and guidelines for journal editors developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)Council of Science Editors (CSE)World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE).

All submissions must be original, unpublished (including as full text in conference proceedings), and not under the review of any other publication synchronously.

Each manuscript is reviewed by one of the editors and at least two referees under double-blind peer review process.

We reserve the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times. We check for plagiary and fraudulent data; falsification (fabrication or manipulation of research data, tables, or images) and improper use of humans or animals in research. All manuscripts not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication. This also contains any possible malpractice discovered after the publication.

In accordance with the code of conduct, we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing.

We follow the COPE Ethics Flowcharts for dealing with cases of possible scientific misconduct and breach of publication ethics. For more details please click here.

For more detailed information about Authorship and Author Responsibilities by ICMJE, please click here.

To read the PDF document of COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, please click here.

To read the PDF document of COPE General Duties and Responsibilities of Editors, please click here.