Publication Ethics

Ethical Obligations of ASEJ Editors and reviewers

The ethical obligations and responsibilities of editors and reviewers of ASEJ are summarized as follows, according to (COPE):

  1. The editor-in-chief is responsible for the acceptance or rejection of a manuscript and the reviewers –chosen for their experience – give honest and unbiased advice to the Editor. However, manuscripts could be rejected without review if the editor considers the manuscript is either inappropriate or out of the scope of the journal or needs extensive editing
  2. The review process should be transparent, unbiased, and carried out in a reasonable time
  3. The editor and editorial board and staff should keep all details of a submission confidential.
  4.  The intellectual independence of authors should be respected by the editors.
  5.  The responsibility of the editorial board towards the manuscript authored by a member of the editorial board and submitted to the Journal is to make sure that the manuscript is delegated to a qualified person and that such manuscript would constitute a conflict of interest.
  6. Unpublished information or, arguments should only be used with the consent of the author.
  7. If an editor received convincing evidence that some published materials in a manuscript published by the journal are erroneous, the editor should publish a report pointing out the errors and if possible the correction.
  8. The author can suggest certain reviewers for the submitted manuscript and the editor may use one or two of the suggested reviewers if he feels that their opinion are important for manuscript evaluation. However, the editor. 

B. Ethical Obligations of Authors: 

     1.  The Authors are expected to submit for publication an accurate and rigorous description of their experimental work, the data collected with an objective discussion, and the significance of the results.

     2.  Give correct reference and citation to the published work related to the work performed in the submitted manuscripts to their submitted manuscript.

     3.  Authors should list all persons who significantly contributed to the research submitted as co-authors. 

     4.  All authors are publicly responsible for the content of their submitted manuscripts.

     5.  The corresponding author signs a 'license to publish' on behalf of all the authors. Any change in authorship after initial submission must be approved by all authors and justified to the editor.

     6.  Affiliations and funding information are accurately furnished when the submitted manuscript is accepted for publication.