1. Reporting Standards
Researchers must provide original research with an accurate description of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Primary data must be accurately represented in the research. It must contain sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements constitute unethical and unacceptable behaviour.
2. Data Access and Retention
Researchers may be asked to submit the raw data of their study along with the research for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if at all possible. In any case, researchers should ensure that such data can be accessed by other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional, subject-based data warehouse or other data centre), provided that the confidentiality of participants is protected and Legal rights relating to proprietary data do not preclude its release.
3. Authenticity, plagiarism, and acknowledgment of sources
Scholars will only submit fully original works, and will cite or appropriately quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that were influential in determining the nature of the work reported should also be cited.
4. Multiple, redundant or concurrent posts
In general, papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal is considered unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.
Research that has been published as copyrighted material cannot be submitted elsewhere. In addition, research under review by the journal must not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting the research, the researcher retains the rights to the published material. If published, they allow their work to be used under a CC-BY license [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/], which allows others to copy, distribute, and transmit the work as well as adapt and commercially make use of the work.
5. Authoring the research
Authorship should be restricted to those who made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-investigators.
The corresponding researcher ensures that all participating and contributing researchers are included in the list of researchers. The corresponding researcher will also verify that all participating researchers have approved the final version of the paper and agreed to submit it for publication.
6. Authorship issues or disputes
In the event of an authorship dispute during peer review or after acceptance and publication, the journal will not be in a position to investigate or adjudicate the matter. The authors will be asked to resolve the dispute themselves. If they are unable to the journal reserves the right to withdraw the paper from the editorial process or if there is a published paper, raise the issue with the authors' organization(s) and adhere to their guidelines.
7. Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors must include a statement disclosing any financial or other objective conflict of interest that could be construed as affecting the outcome or interpretation of their research. All sources of financial support for the project must be disclosed.
8. Material errors in the published works
When an author discovers a major error or inaccuracy in his published work, the author shall promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to withdraw or correct the paper in the form of an error.
9. Article withdrawal
Research may not be withdrawn except before it is accepted, except in cases where it contains errors or has been submitted twice casually.
Sometimes, research may present violations of professional ethics, such as multiple submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like.
Papers that contain errors, are duplicates of or too similar to other published papers, or are determined to violate journal ethics guidelines may be withdrawn in the opinion of the editors.
For this purpose, a withdrawal letter should be emailed to the Editor-in-Chief stating the decision to withdraw and stating the reason for the withdrawal signed by the corresponding author and the signature of the individuals submitting