The journal provides itsâ€™ policies, which include detailed information about submission, editorial and publishing processes and guidelines for authors and reviewers. All parties are being introduced with their rights and responsibilities to ensure smooth and ethical publishing process. Visit following subsections for more details on each policy:
- Authorship + -
Anyone identified as an author must have made a substantial intellectual contribution to the research and to the writing of the article. They must be willing to take a shared responsibility in the research and in the article and approve the final version to be published. Anyone who does not fulfil these criteria but has contributed to either the research or the writing of the article should be acknowledged and thanked in the â€œAcknowledgementsâ€ section at the end of the article.
Any changes to authorship either during the peer review process or after acceptance must be confirmed by all named authors, and a reason for any addition/removal provided to the Editor-in-Chief.
Ideally, the contribution of each named author should be given in a â€œContributor listâ€ at the end of each article (e.g. â€œTS and SS conceived the study and were responsible for the design and development of the data analysis. TS, MG and SS were responsible for data collection and analysis. TS and SS were responsible for data interpretation. MG wrote the first draft of the article.â€).
Information about article preparation and how to submit can be found Guidelines for Authors
- Authors' Warranties + -
All authors are responsible for ensuring that:
- â–º the manuscript is their own original work, and does not duplicate any other previously published work, including their own previously published work;
- â–º the manuscript has been submitted only to this journal; it is not under consideration or peer review or accepted for publication or in press or published elsewhere;
- â–º the manuscript contains nothing that is abusive, defamatory, libellous, obscene, fraudulent, or illegal.
Non-compliance with any of the above conditions will be considered misconduct and dealt with accordingly. Equally, if authors are found guilty of infringing any of the above, the publisher reserves the right to charge the authors with costs which the journal incurs for their manuscript at the discretion of the Journalâ€™s Editors and the publisher.