For publication, ethical standards ensure high-quality scientific publications, along with public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas.
All articles published by “SciTechnol - International Publisher of Science, Technology and Medicine” are dedicated for publishing only original manuscripts. The submitted manuscript in SciTechnol is crosschecked by using authenticated software to detect similarities and overlapping texts in the documents.
Plagiarism usually involves the use of writings belonging to others. Also, the term can be applied to copying of part of own previously published study without appropriate citation. Such self-plagiarism is not tolerable in academic writing and authors are requested to mention previous work in an appropriate manner. As the work already published by an author becomes a property of scientific literature in actual sense and it cannot be duplicated. Therefore, documents that are plagiarized will incur plagiarism consents.
A publication that overlaps or relates substantially with any article that is already published or in press, is considered as duplicate or redundant publication. Duplicate or redundant submission is identical manuscript (or having the similar data) that is submitted to various journals at the same time. International copyright laws, ethical conduct, and cost effective use of resource ensures the originality of the submitted manuscript.
Manuscript submitted must be original and should not have published or submitted elsewhere while under consideration for publication. According to the APA code of ethics (APA Publication Manual, 2010) duplicate publication is a violation and will invite for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript.
If the author is re-using a figure that is published or that has been copyrighted, then author must provide documentation from the previous publisher or the copy right holder permission for the figure to be re-published. In case, author was not aware of the violation code and if the material has been published, then a notice of duplicate material submission and the ethical violation will incur.
Any submitted document, which is found to contain citations whose basic objective is to increase the number of citations of a given author’s article published in a specific journal will incur citation manipulation consents.
Data Falsification or Fabrication
The submitted document that is identified to have fabrication or falsified the experimental results like as manipulation of images will also incur falsification or fabrication consents.
Incorrect Author Contribution
All listed or mentioned authors should have made a significant contribution towards the research work submitted and should be approving all its claims. It is necessary to list out the specific individual marking the significant contribution, which may include students or can be the laboratory technicians.
Conflicts of Interest
In order to maintain the transparency and help readers to form their own judgements of potential bias, authors should declare any competing financial interests in regards to the work being described or presented.
During submission, policy entails that every author should reveal if any, financial interests or collaborations, direct or indirect, which may raise the question of conflict or bias in the submitted work or in the conclusions, opinions given or implications, or any other sources of funding for related direct or indirect academic competition.
However, in case of manuscript acceptance, Conflict of Interest information should be mentioned in a published statement.
Permissions to reproduce previously published material
Permission is essential to reproduce material from the copyright holder. Articles cannot be directly published without these permissions.
Patient Consent forms
It is very essential to protect the patient’s right to privacy. Kindly, collect and preserve copies that mention patients or other themes of your experiments that clearly grant permission for the publication of photographs or any other material that may recognize them. Yet, if the consent form did not comprise this, it is requested to obtain it or remove the identifying material from the document. However, the obtained statement must be included in the ‘Methods’ section of your manuscript. If required the Editors may request a copy of any consent forms.
Ethics committee approval
All the manuscripts dealing with original human or animal data should include a statement on ethics approval at the commencement of the Methods section. Also, should contain the mentioned information: the name and the address of the responsible ethics committee, the protocol number, along with the date of approval that is attributed by the ethics committee mentioned.
The paragraph can declaim, for example:
"Ethical approval for this study was given by the Ethical Committee of University Name or Hospitals, of certain place, on specific date."
Furthermore, as detailed above for the studies carried on human participants, it is necessary to state evidently that you obtained the written informed consent from the participants involved. Kindly, refer the latest version of the declaration given by specific organization. Similarly, experiments that involve animals, you must provide the state of animal care and licensing guidelines under which the study is performed and reported. This should be provided in accordance with the ARRIVE statement (Animals in Research: Reporting in Vivo Experiments). In any case, if ethics clearance was not obligatory or if there was any deviation or change from the standard of ethical requests, it is required to state the specified reason.
Though, please note that the editors might ask you to provide evidence of ethical approval. Besides, If you have approval from a National Drug Agency (or similar) please state this and provide details, this can be particularly useful while discussing the use of unlicensed drugs.