Publication Ethics

PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

 

1. Publication and authorship

REUDAR expects that the authors will observe the high standards regarding the publication ethics: plagiarism, to publish the same research in more than one journal, to duplicate a contribution of the authors – in whole or in part without proper citation –  and/or the misappropriation of the work of others authors are not allowed.   Allegations of unethical conduct will be discussed initially with the corresponding author.  In the event of continued disagreement, the matter shall be referred to the author's institution and funding agencies for investigation and prosecution.

 

2. Author's responsibilities

Authors are obliged to participate in a peer review process.  The Journal expects that all the authors have significantly contributed to the research sent for evaluation, and that all data included in their articles are real and authentic.  The Journal urges all authors to make changes suggested by the referees.

 

3. Peer review and responsibility of the referees

REUDAR peer review judgements will be objective and the referees should have no conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders.  In this regard, the journal confirms that the referees must point out relevant published work which have not yet been cited, and that reviewed articles must be treated confidentially.

 

4. Editorial responsibilities

The journal’s editors assume the complete responsibility and authority to reject or accept an article. The editors affirm that they have no conflict of interest with respect to the rejected/accepted articles ,  and that they will  only  accept a  paper  when  they are reasonably certain of its authenticity.  If errors are found, the editors will encourage authors to modify or correct their contribution to be published, preserving, at any rate, the anonymity of the referees.

 

5. Publishing ethics issues

Publishing ethics will be monitored and safeguarded by the Journal Editorial Board on the basis of a use of guidelines for rejected articles, and a maintenance of the integrity of the academic record. The journal will always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies, when needed, on the basis that neither plagiarism nor fraudulent data will be published.