Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Most Comprehensive publishing ethics guidelines

AUPET Press believe that ethical publishing leads to a better scientific community, where everyone is valued and everyone is responsible for the work they do. AUPET Press aims to ensure that best practice and ethical standards are maintained by journal (s) editor (s), authors (s) and reviewers. AUPET Press editors and reviewers are required to assess manuscripts fairly and maintain confidentiality. Authors must ensure that research submitted to AUPET Press is their own original work and is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Most Important points of Publication Ethics

  • Declare to your chosen journal that your manuscript is not published elsewhere
  • Declare any conflicts of interest
  • Check all co-authors meet criteria for authorship and ensure appropriate acknowledgements made in the manuscript
  • Be alert to bias and follow guidelines for accurate and complete reporting of research
  • Inform the journal if you subsequently find errors in your research

Plagiarism

Authors must not use the words, figures, or ideas of others without attribution. All sources must be cited at the point they are used, and reuse of wording must be limited and be attributed or quoted in the text. Manuscript submissions are check with anti-plagiarism software for exact of near-exact matches in the public domain to satisfy the editor that the submitted manuscript has not been plagiarized. Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other authors, whether published or unpublished, will be rejected and the authors may incur sanctions. Any published articles may need to be corrected or retracted.

Authors

Authors should declare that all work in their submitted piece is original and cited content from other sources appropriately to avoid plagiarism. Authors must ensure their contribution does not contain any libelous matter or infringe any copyright or other intellectual property rights or any other rights of any third party. Authors should ensure that their manuscript as submitted is not under consideration (or accepted for publication) elsewhere. Where sections of the manuscript overlap with published or submitted content, there should be acknowledged and cited Authors should obtain permission to reproduce any content from third party sources (text and images), Unfortunately, the press is unable to publish third party content for which permission has not been obtained (excluding content covered by fair dealing).

Editors and Reviewers

Reviewers should assist in improving the quality of a submitted article by reviewing the manuscript with care, consideration and objectivity, in a timely manner. Reviewers should inform the journal editor of any published or submitted content that is similar to the materials under review, or any suspected plagiarism. Reviewers should declare any potential conflicts of interest relating to a specific article or author. Reviewers should respect the confidentiality of any information or material supplied during the review process.