Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement.
1. USEFUL Editors' responsibilities.
1.1. Publication decisions.
The EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal ISSN 2574-4461 (ONLINE) are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the electronic journal will be published. The EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL will evaluate manuscripts without regard to the authors' race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy. The decision will be based on the article’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the journal's scope. Current legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism should also be considered.
The EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal 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.
1.3. Disclosure and conflicts of interest.
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal for their own research purposes without the author's explicit written consent.
2. USEFUL online journal Reviewers' responsibilities.
2.1. Contribution to editorial decisions.
The peer-reviewing process assists the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL in making editorial decisions and may also serve the author in improving the article. It is the goal of the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal to publish manuscripts within 1 weeks after submission.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a article or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal and withdraw from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents by EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal. They must not be disclosed to or discussed with others except as authorized by the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal.
2.4. Standards of objectivity.
Reviews should be conducted objectively by EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
2.5. Acknowledgement of sources.
Reviewers should identify cases in which relevant published work referred to in the paper has not been cited in the reference section. They should point out whether observations or arguments derived from other publications are accompanied by the respective source. Reviewers will notify the EDITORIAL TEAM ofUSEFUL online journal of any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
2.6. Disclosure and conflict of interest.
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions associated with the papers.
3. Authors' duties.
3.1. Reporting standards.
Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the article. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
3.2. Data access and retention.
Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for at least ten years after publication (preferably via an institutional or subject-based data repository or other data center), provided that the confidentiality of the participants can be protected and legal rights concerning proprietary data do not preclude their release.
3.3. Originality, plagiarism and acknowledgement of sources.
Authors will submit only entirely original works, and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.
3.4. Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication.
In general, article describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Article which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by the journal should not be resubmitted to copyrighted publications. However, by submitting a manuscript, the author(s) retain the rights to the published material.
3.5. Authorship of the paper.
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. The corresponding author ensures that all contributing co-authors and no uninvolved persons are included in the author list. The corresponding author will also verify that all co-authors have approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
3.6. Disclosure and conflicts of interest.
All authors should include a statement disclosing any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that may be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
3.7. Fundamental errors in published works.
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify t the EDITORIAL TEAM ofUSEFUL online journal and to cooperate withUSEFUL online journal staff to retract or correct the paper in form of an erratum.
3.8. Animal welfare and medical ethics.
All experimental work involving humans and/or animals must comply with the legal and ethical requirements of the institutions at and in the jurisdictions under which the work was done and international guidelines for the Use of Humans and Animals in Research, Testing and Teaching. Studies using client-owned animals must be performed with informed client consent and demonstrate a high standard (best practice) of veterinary care. The final decision concerning acceptability of a manuscript on ethical and welfare grounds rests with the EDITORIAL TEAM of USEFUL online journal.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2011, March 7). Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.
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