IJAPBR Follows an accurate peer-review process along with rigorous ethical policies and standards to assure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, falsification of data, image manipulation, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. The editors of IJAPBR take such publishing ethics issues very seriously and are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy.
Guidelines for Authors
Authors submitting their papers in IJAPBR should follow these points:
- Facts that might be considered as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
- Research findings must be precisely presented by the author and should include an equitable discussion of the significance of their findings.
- Data, procedures and methods used in the research should be presented in complete detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
- Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work. Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the Journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
- Authors must notify Science Publishing Group of any conflicts of interest.
Guidelines for Editorial Board
Editors and Editorial Board are required to follow the international standards for Editorial Board:
- The Editorial Board must keep information related to all submitted manuscripts confidential.
- The editors are responsible for making publication decisions for submitted
- The Editorial Board must aim to meet the needs of readers and authors.
- The Editors must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
- The Editorial Board must work constantly to improve the Journal and publication process.
- The Editorial Board must maintain the integrity of the academic record.
- The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards.
- The Editorial Board must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
Reviewers of IJAPBR should meet the global standards for reviewers while accepting review invitations.
- Reviewers needs to and must keep information related to the manuscript confidential.
- Reviewers should bring to the attention of the Editor Board any information that may be a reason to reject publication of a manuscript.
- Reviewers should not carry any particular personal or racial or religious agenda while performing the process.
- Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content.
- Reviewers must objectively evaluate the manuscripts based only on their originality, significance and relevance to the domains of the journal.
- Reviewers must follow the time duration allotted to them for the purpose.
- Reviewers must notify editor-in-chief if there are any conflicts of interest.