Duties of Authors

Authors should:

  • acknowledge that submitted work is original and has not been either published elsewhere in any language or submitted concurrently to more than one publication.
  • present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  • describe their methods and present their findings clearly and unambiguously.
  • represent the work of others accurately in citations as well as quotation and clearly indicate the data, text, figures or ideas originated by other researchers.
  • check their publications carefully at all stages concerning calculations, data presentations, typescripts/submissions and proofs to ensure that methods and findings are reported accurately.
  • alert the editor promptly if they discover an error in any submitted, accepted or published work.
  • disclose all sources of research funding, including direct and indirect financial support, supply of equipment or materials, and other support (such as specialist statistical or writing assistance).


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