Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ)
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
Scientific Blend PL is a official publisher of Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ) Journal in India that publishes peer reviewed international journals in Scientific fields. Its goal is to promote scientific knowledge dissemination in the scientific society and to enhance our knowledge/information spreading/exchanging as well as seeking to create an academic environment that fosters growth in knowledge and understanding of the scientific world. AAPSJ is dedicated to follow the best practices on ethical matters, errors, retractions and to deliver the highest standards of publication ethics. We uphold the best standard and take all possible measures against publication malpractices. All articles not in accordance with publication ethics and malpractice statement standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement of Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ) is based on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and on the Code of Conduct and Best-Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (Committee on Publication Ethics, 2011). These ethics include the editor following certain rules on relations with readers, authors, and reviewers as well as procedures for handling complaints. In addition, as a journal that follows the ICMJE’s Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, it is expected of authors, reviewers and editors that they follow the best-practice guidelines on ethical behavior contained therein. Conformance to standards of ethical behavior is therefore expected of all parties involved: Authors, Editors, Reviewers, and the Publisher. The relevant responsibilities/duties and expectations of authors, reviewers, and editors of the journal are as detailed below.
Responsibilities of Editors
Editor is the main communicator between the reviewers, authors and publisher. Editor is the key factor who deals with any received information, complained or misconduct by the author or reviewer. The editor’s decision is final in acceptance or decline of a manuscript for publication.
An editor, member of the editorial board or reviewer must evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, political philosophy, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, citizenship, or religious belief of the authors.
Editor is responsible for the contents and overall quality of the publication, which can be ensure with the help of concerning reviewer and authors. Editor adopts processes that encourage accuracy, significance, originality, completeness and clarity of research work.
Fairness and Reliability
Editor’s decision should solely depend on scientific merit, relevancy to the subject, scope of the journal rather on financial, racial, ethnic origin etc... of the authors
Secrecy & confidentiality
Any manuscript received for review must be treated as confidential document. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author or reader discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Errata/Retraction of manuscript
When authentic errors in published work are pointed out by any person, which do not make the work invalid, Editors should publish errata pages or make corrections as soon as possible. If the error provides the work or substantial parts of it invalid, the paper should be retracted with the reason of retraction.
The Editor of Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ) has ultimate responsibility for deciding if a manuscript submitted to Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ) should be published, and in doing so is guided by the journal’s policies as determined by the Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal(AAPSJ) editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editor may consult with the Associate Editor and other members of the editorial team, as well as with reviewers, in making publication decisions.
Responsibilities of Authors
By submitting a manuscript to Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal(AAPSJ), the author(s) authorize that the manuscript is their own, original work and that it has neither been published previously nor is currently being considered for publication (in part or in full) elsewhere in any journal. Authors also warrant that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes. Authors should not be supposed to normally submit or publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in multiple journals. Such redundant publications are considered as constitute unethical publishing behavior, and if discovered may result in a manuscript under consideration will be rejected, or a published article will get retracted. Authors of manuscripts claiming the original research should be in a significant scientific manner. The accuracy of the work performed, accompanied by an objective discussion of its significance. The scientific data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. The manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references so as to permit the others to replicate the work for their respective further research. The fabrication of results and the making of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and may cause the rejection or the retraction of a manuscript or published article.
The manuscript should contain the details of all the commercial software, hardware, or other product used. The authors should also disclose the sources of financial support for the research in the manuscript.
Authors will be solely responsible for obtaining the written permission so as to include any images or artwork for which they do not hold copyright in their articles, or to adapt any such images or artwork for inclusion in their articles so as to avoid any ambiguity.
Authors will be solely responsible for obtaining the written ethical permissions so as to carry out any research related to animals and/or human subject studies.
The authors’ names should be listed in the article in order of their contribution w.r.t the article, and all author stakes will be responsible for their own contributions. Only those individuals who have made a substantive contribution should be listed as authors; those whose contributions are indirect or marginal (e.g., colleagues or supervisors and heads of research institutes/centers/labs) should be addressed in an “Acknowledgments” section in the article. The corresponding author must ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the article, and that all listed co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and agreed to its publication.
If in case, Authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in an article of his/hers that has been already published by Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal(AAPSJ), he/she has an obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct the article or retract it, as per case may be or whatever be appropriate.
Originality and plagiarism
Authors should ensure that they have written and submit only entirely original works, and if they have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the work reported in the manuscript should also be cited. Plagiarism takes many forms, from "passing off" another's paper as the author's own, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another's paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
Multiple, duplicate, redundant or concurrent submission/publication
Papers describing essentially the same research should not be published in more than one journal or primary publication. Hence, authors should not submit for consideration a manuscript that has already been published in another journal. Submission of a manuscript concurrently to more than one journal is unethical publishing behavior and unacceptable. If double publication is found or noticed from other sources, editorial board should check the status. If the double publication is confirmed as intentional thing, then the following actions will be carried out: This should be reported to editorial board and author(s); This should be sent to the publisher who published same article, article will be removed; All authors’ name will be marked as black list, and these authors cannot submit any article to AAPSJ for 1 years
The publication of some kinds of articles (such as clinical guidelines, translations) in more than one journal is sometimes justifiable, provided that certain conditions are met. The authors and editors of the journals concerned must agree to the secondary publication, which must reflect the same data and interpretation of the primary document. The primary reference must be cited in the secondary publication.
Responsibilities of Reviewers
The reviewers perform work for Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ) on a volunteer basis. The reviewers are free to decline the invitations to review a particular manuscript at their discretion because of any reason (e.g., workload and/or other commitments, timeframe). The reviewers should not be supposed to accept the manuscript for review assignments for which if they feel unqualified.
The reviewers who have accepted manuscript assignments shall be committed to submit their reviews within the time span. All the manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents, and must not be disclose or discussed with any others except the editorial office of Advances in Applied and Pharmaceutical Sciences Journal (AAPSJ).
The reviewer must keep manuscript confidential and not supposed to be used for any sort of personal advantage. The reviewers are encouraged to express their views clearly, explaining and justifying all recommendations made by them in such a manner so that authors should not feel personal criticism while sending the review report. It should be always seems to be as an attempt to provide detailed and constructive feedback in order to improve their work done, even if the manuscript is, in their opinion, not suitable for publication.
Reviewers should identify in their reviews that the relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s), together with any such instances wherein proper source has not been provided. The reviewers are encourage to immediately inform if incase, there is any major resemblances between a manuscript under consideration and with other published articles or papers of which they are aware.
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