Scienxt Journals team believes that, it is important to set guidelines for moral principles for smooth running of journals. It creates awareness and understanding of the boundaries in scientific research and publishing to all the members associated.
Breach of moral conduct may happen unknowingly or knowingly. We feel that, it is our responsibility as a publisher to create awareness of the moral code of conduct in research publishing to academicians and researchers and uphold the integrity of work we publish.
Scienxt Journal team comprises an independent panel of experts to monitor research and publishing ethics and keep a check on these issues using various tools.
Some of the issues which come under the category of misconduct and breaches are listed below:
Copyright: Manuscript submitted should be free from disputes and obligation and should not violate any copyright or ownership issue.
Authorship: The primary authorship is awarded to the researcher who is primarily originator of the idea of the research. Names of all the fellow researchers who have contributed in the research work and manuscript should be acknowledged as authors. There should be no deliberate misrepresentation of an author’s relationship with the manuscript.
Affiliation: Manuscript should include full affiliation of the institution and the authorship is a joint decision of all the authors and some co-authors who have contributed to a part of the article are also entitled for the full authorship of the article.
Fraud: Concoction or making up or manipulating research data, images, tables and other content of the manuscript is considered as research fraud. Although it is difficult to detect such frauds, a reviewer or an editor who are subject exerts and handling certain subjects for long time can report to Scienxt journal team.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism is one of the common breaches of conduct in manuscripts. A researcher may use others research work or manuscript or idea as your own.
Non-disclosure: The editor and reviewers are aware of their duties and responsibilities. But sometimes they may not disclose to Scienxt team that they have a direct or indirect conflict which prevents from being impartial.
Multiple submission: Researchers submit their manuscript to more than one publisher simultaneously.
Trimming: Dividing a substantially large research paper of others research work into several different papers is called trimming.
Confidentiality: Review of manuscript should be kept confidential and not discussed with a third party.
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