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Open Access Publishing

Open access refers to the practice of making scholarly research and publications freely available to the public without barriers such as paywalls or subscription fees. It ensures that anyone, anywhere can access and benefit from the latest scientific, academic and research findings. We are passionate about working with the global academic community to promote open scholarly research around the world.

Publication Ethics

Publication ethics refers to the set of principles and guidelines that govern the ethical conduct of authors, editors, reviewers and publishers in the process of publishing scholarly and scientific work. Adhering to publication ethics ensures the integrity, transparency, and credibility of the research and publication process.

Key aspects of publication ethics include:

Authorship and Contributorship

Authors should take responsibility for their work and ensure that they meet the criteria for authorship, which typically include making substantial contributions to the research, data analysis, and manuscript preparation. All individuals who have made significant contributions should be acknowledged as co-authors, while those who have not should be appropriately credited.

Originality and Plagiarism

Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly attribute the ideas, concepts, and data of others through accurate citations and references. Plagiarism, including self-plagiarism (reusing one’s own work without proper citation), is a serious ethical violation and undermines the integrity of scholarly publishing.

Data Integrity and Reproducibility

Authors should accurately and honestly report their research findings, including methods, data, and results. Data should be transparently presented and available for scrutiny and replication whenever possible. Fabrication, falsification, or selective reporting of data is considered unethical.

Conflict of Interest

Authors, editors, and reviewers should disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the research or its interpretation. These conflicts can include financial interests, personal relationships, or institutional affiliations that may create bias or compromise the integrity of the work.

Peer Review Process

Editors and reviewers play a critical role in ensuring the quality and rigor of published work. They should conduct peer review objectively, maintain confidentiality, and provide constructive feedback to authors. Editors should ensure that the peer review process is fair, transparent, and free from any conflicts of interest.

Transparency and Disclosure

Authors should provide accurate and complete information regarding funding sources, research grants, institutional affiliations, and any other relevant information. Transparency promotes trust and allows readers to assess potential biases or conflicts of interest.

Corrections and Retractions

If errors or inaccuracies are discovered in published work, authors and publishers have an ethical obligation to promptly issue corrections, retractions, or clarifications to rectify the situation and maintain the integrity of the scientific record.

Copyright and Intellectual Property

Authors should respect copyright laws and obtain necessary permissions for the use of copyrighted material. Publishers should protect the intellectual property rights of authors and ensure that proper attribution is given.

Adhering to these principles and guidelines helps maintain the integrity of the scientific community, fosters trust among researchers, and ensures that published work contributes to the advancement of knowledge in an ethical and responsible manner.