Publication ethics and malpractice statement

(composed using the available online Publishing ethics resources kit and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations)

The publication of an article in this journal should meet both scientific quality and ethical standards, this accomplishment being the result of concerted efforts of authors, editors and reviewers. Our journal has a high concern for respecting the authorship rights and avoiding plagiarism.

1. The main responsibility lies with the publishing authors, who, by submitting a manuscript to this journal, will explicitly confirm that the manuscript meets the scientific research and publication ethical standards for authors and coauthors.

2. When applicable, it is required a statement of the author concerning the existence of an informed consent in all researches conducted with human subjects/ samples and approval of Ethics Commission concerning animal/human studies.

3. The paper will be evaluated scientifically by at least two reviewers that i) should have the required experience, ii) respect the deadline established by the editor for the review process or notify the editor about any delay, iii) treat any received documents as confidential ones; iv) conduct the review objectively, clearly expressing its opinion and sustaining it with supporting arguments, without personal criticism, v) should identify relevant published work that has not been cited or any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge; vi) not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for the reviewer’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

4. Publishing an article in this journal will be made only after evaluating the ethics requirements by 1 or 2 editors, different from the reviewers who evaluated the work scientifically and must consider at least the following aspects:

a) originality of work and the  risk of plagiarism: i) all the authors should take the responsibility and ensure that they have written entirely original works, ii) that the paper contains sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work, iii) they should be ready to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, iv) if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted and v) authors should avoid  multiple, redundant or concurrent publication.

b) respecting the rights of human subjects in research including the right to informed consent;
c) the right to withdraw from the research;
d) privacy of subjects enrolled in research;
e) the right of authorship ideas through bibliographic references-proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given as reference or written permission  from individuals offering private information relevant for the study

f) authorship of the paper– should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study, without any omission, while others who have marginally participated in certain aspects of the research project should be acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication;
g) conflict of interests– all authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other conflicts of interest that might influence the results or their interpretation in the  submitted manuscript.

5. To avoid conflict of interest, articles submitted for publication will not be reviewed by author ‘ relatives up to the 2nd degree or by other persons that have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or (possibly) institutions connected to the papers.

6. In the editorial board decisions, and other editorial decisions, the persons found in a conflict of interest shall not be entitled to vote.

7. The editors should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

8. The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

9. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must be kept confidential and must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.

10. After the appearance of a publication, it can be withdrawn at the request of the Members of the Editorial Committee or of the authors or of a third part, for the following reasons:
a) plagiarism and copyright infringement;

                 b) break of confidentiality in published research;

                 c) exposure of persons or institutions to libelous and defamatory statements

                 d) when an author/editor/third part discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work.

The manuscript must be written using MS Word (2003 or 2007). The author keeps the copyright.

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