Our main principles of publication ethics are as follows:
- Authorship: Writers must acknowledge the contributions of others and should only take credit for work they have truly contributed to. The final manuscript should have been reviewed and approved by all authors, who should have all played a meaningful role in the research.
- Plagiarism: Writers must make sure their work is original and free of citations from previously published works. They ought to properly credit and recognise other people's contributions.
- Data fabrication and falsification: Writers must accurately report all data without fabricating or manipulating any. All mistakes should be immediately fixed.
- Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed by authors, reviewers, and editors in order to prevent them from influencing the study's findings or publication.
- Peer review: Editors need to make sure that every paper is reviewed by other professionals in the field. Reviews should offer unbiased and helpful criticism.
- Retraction: A journal should retract a paper and issue a correction or retraction notice if it is discovered that it contains mistakes or other wrongdoing.
The integrity and legitimacy of scientific research, as well as the journals that disseminate it, must be maintained through adherence to these principles.