1. An author's primary obligation is to present a concise,accurate account of the research performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
2. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to public sources of information to permit the author's peers to repeat the work.
3. The author warrants that the manuscript is original, has not been published previously, and is not under consideration for publication in any other journal.
4. To protect the integrity of authorship, only persons who have significantly contributed to the research and paper preparation should be listed as authors.
5. There is no plagiarism and no fraudulent data in the manuscript.
6. The manuscript should participate in the peer review process.
7. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
1. In as much as the reviewing of manuscripts is an essential step in the publication process, every scientist has an obligation to do a fairshare of reviewing. A reviewer of a manuscript should judge objectively the quality of the manuscript and respect the intellectual independence of the authors.
2. A chosen reviewer who feels inadequately qualified or lacks the time to judge the research reported in a manuscript should return it promptly to the editorial office.
3. A reviewer should have no conflict interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders.
4. A reviewer should treat a manuscript sent for review as aconfidential document.
5. A reviewer should be alert to failure of authors to cite relevant work by other scientists.
For Editorial Board and Editorial Office
1. The editorial board has the responsibility of monitoring publishing ethics.
2. The editorial board should give unbiased consideration to all manuscripts offered for publication, judging each on its merits without regard to race, gender, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the author(s).
3. The editorial board has complete responsibility and authority to accept a submitted paper for publication or to reject it. Paper is only accepted when reasonably certain.
4. The editorial office should process manuscripts promptly.
5. The editorial office should preserve anonymity of reviewers.
6. The editorial board and the editorial staff should not disclose any non-public information about a manuscript under consideration to anyone other than referees and potential referees.
7. The editorial board and the editorial staff should maintain the integrity of the academic record and respect the intellectual independence of authors.
8. If error is found in the journal, the editorial office should facilitate publication of an appropriate paper pointing out the error and, if possible, correcting it.
9. The editorial office has the responsibility to retract a paper in case of plagiarism or errors.