Engineered Science Publisher follows the following guidelines to maintain the integrity of the research, and the authors must adhere the following guidelines to achieve good scientific practice.
Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given (this includes material that is closely copied, summarized and/or paraphrased), quotation marks are used for verbatim copying of material, and permissions are secured for material that is copyrighted.
Consent to submit has been received from all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out before the work is submitted.
Authors whose names appear on the submission have contributed sufficiently to the scientific work and therefore share collective responsibility and accountability for the results. Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments.
Requests to add or delete authors at revision stage or after publication is a serious matter and may be considered only after receipt of written approval from all authors and detailed explanation about the role/deletion of the new/deleted author. The decision on accepting the change rests with the Editor-in-Chief of the journal. Any change in authorship (including addition/deletion of author, change in the order of the authors) are not accepted after the acceptance of the manuscript.
No data have been fabricated or manipulated to support the conclusion. Upon request, authors should be prepared to send relevant documentation or data in order to verify the validity of the results. This could be in the form of raw data, samples, records, etc.
Authors should include the statements (if applicable) for Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest, research involving human subjects/animals, and information of consent in a separate section before the references section.
Disclosure of potential conflict of interests
Authors must disclose all relationships or interests that could influence or bias the work. Although an author may not feel there are conflicts, disclosure of relationships and interests affords a more transparent process, leading to an accurate and objective assessment of the work. Awareness of real or perceived conflicts of interests is a perspective to which the readers are entitled and is not meant to imply that a financial relationship with an organization that sponsored the research or compensation for consultancy work is inappropriate. Examples of potential conflicts of interests that are directly or indirectly related to the research may include but are not limited to the following:
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Research involving human subjects/animals
When reporting the research that involves human subjects, human tissue, human data and/or human material, authors should declare that the studies/experiments were carried out after being approved by the appropriate institution, national and/or international ethical committee, following the rules of the Declaration of Helsinki of 1975.
When reporting the research that involves animals, authors should declare that the studies/experiments were carried out after being approved by the appropriate institution, national and/or international ethical committee. Authors are encouraged to follow the guidelines provided by International Association of Veterinary Editors’ Consensus Author Guidelines on Animal Ethics and Welfare and ARRIVE.
Information of consent
Authors should ensure that the individual rights of all the participants who are involved in the study are protected. Identifying details (names, dates of birth, identity numbers and other information) of the participants that were studied should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, and genetic profiles unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the participant (or parent or guardian if the participant is incapable) gave written informed consent for publication. Complete anonymity is difficult to achieve in some cases, and informed consent should be obtained if there is any doubt.
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Postpublication - Discussions, Corrections and Retractions
Discussions We accept articles raising awareness about a possible problem in a published paper. It is used when an issue with the paper has been brought to the attention of the Editors and when a possible resolution takes a long time or no resolution of the issue is possible.
CorrectionsAuthors may request to correct self-contained errors in papers published within the past year. The changes are subject to approval by the Editors, who will evaluate the significance of the change on the accuracy of scientific statements, on funding information, or on metadata (such as an author’s name). Please note that Corrections should only address issues that were known at the time of publication. They should not update information that changes following publication, such as author contact information or publication of references.
RetractionA Retraction is a notice that the paper should not be regarded as part of the scientific literature. Possible reasons for this include, among others, presentation of invalid results and inclusion of results that were published previously in substantially similar form. (In the latter case, the prior publication, not the retracted article, should be regarded as the source of the information.) To protect the integrity of the record, the retracted article is not removed from the online journal, but notice of Retraction is given. Retractions are sometimes published by the authors when they have discovered substantial scientific errors; in other cases, the editors conclude that Retraction is appropriate. In all cases, the Retraction indicates the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision. If a Retraction is made without the unanimous agreement of the authors, the approval of the journal editor in chief is required.
The corresponding author or a person who is submitting the article must provide details (Full name, institutional affiliation, address for communication and e-mail address) for all the authors. It is his/her responsibility to notify all the authors of the article regarding submission and further process related to the submitted article. After the submission of manuscript, deletion of an author name, inclusion of an author name or change in the order of the author names requires a confirming letter all the authors including the one whose name is being included or deleted.
Authors should suggest the referees who are not having a personal or professional connection with them if the relationship might influence the decision on the manuscript.