This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in our journals, including the authors, the editors, the peer-reviewers and the publisher.
Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication
The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed SINOMICS JOURNAL is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the authors, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, the publisher and the society.
The publisher of this Journal takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, The publisher and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.
The editors of the SINOMICS JOURNAL are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.
An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.
Duties of Reviewers
Contribution to Editorial Decisions
Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of Objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and Conflict of Interest
Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
Duties of Authors
Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.
Data Access and Retention
Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
Originality and Plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication
An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
Confirmation from the source
Recognition of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
Authorship of the paper
Otorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to concept, design, execution, or interpretation of the studies reported. All the people who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-author. Where there are other people who participated in aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The author concerned should ensure that all authors with the tools and no scribe is not worth including in a newspaper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of newspaper and have agreed to the submission of the newspaper.
Danger, human or animal.
If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment which has an unusual danger attached to them, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.
Disclosure and conflict of interest
All authors should disclose in their scripts any Financial or conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their script. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Error is Fundamental in the published work
When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work itself, it is the obligation of the author to promptly notify the Journal editors or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct paper.
The withdrawal of the manuscript
The author is not allowed to withdraw the manuscript, because withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that the editor and referere spend a lot of time processing submitted, money and works invested by the Publisher of the manuscript.
If the author is still asking for withdrawal of the manuscript when the manuscript is still in the process, the author will be punished by paying $150 per issue, because the withdrawal of the text. However, it is not ethical to draw the text that is sent from one journal if accepted by another journal. Withdrawal of manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication, the author will be punished by paying $250 per manuscript. Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been paid to the publisher.