The rights and obligations of authors, editor, and reviewers are the following:
- It is the duty of the editor to determine which of the papers submitted to the journal will be published. Without regard to the race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political ideology of the authors, the editor will evaluate manuscripts. The decision will be based on the significance, originality and clarification of the article, and the validity of the research and its importance to the scope of the journal. It is also important to understand existing legal provisions for libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.
- Any information concerning the manuscript submitted may not be revealed by the editor and any editorial staff to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and the publisher, as appropriate.
- The editor or members of the editorial board cannot use unpublished materials revealed in a submitted paper for their own research purposes without the express written consent of the author.
- Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
- Authors may be asked to provide the research data supporting their paper for editorial review and/or to comply with the open data requirements of the journal. Authors should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable number of years after publication.
- The authors should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged.
- Authors should not submit manuscripts that reproduce papers already published, in whole or in part, in other journals.
- Authors can use their own articles, or part of them, in compilations of their own work.
- Information obtained in the course of confidential services, such as refereeing manuscripts or grant applications, must not be used without the explicit written permission of the author of the work involved in these services.
- The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in their own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper, if deemed necessary, by the editor. If the editor or the publisher learn from a third party that a published work contains an error, it is the obligation of the author to cooperate with the editor, including providing evidence to the editor where requested.
- The publisher must warrant that the manuscripts received will undergo a process of anonymous peer evaluation.
- The publisher will observe the norms of the publication in copyright matters.
- The publisher will only assess the intellectual value of the manuscripts, regardless of race, nationality, gender, ethnicity, beliefs or ideology of the author.
- The publisher should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
- Reviewers will not report on manuscripts which may create conflicts of interest resulting from competition, collaboration or any other relations with the author.
- Reviewers will be fully objective and will clearly argument their viewpoints.
- Reviewers should report possible cases of plagiarism or too obvious similarities between the evaluated manuscript and other published works they know.
- Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
- Any selected 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 decline to participate in the review process.