The ethical policy of Ital Publication is based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines and complies with International Committee of Ital Publication codes of conduct. Readers, authors, reviewers and editors should follow these ethical policies once working with IP. The ethical policy of Ital Publication is liable to determine which of the typical research papers or articles submitted to all journals which are published by Ital Publication should be published in the concerned issue. For information on this matter in publishing and ethical guidelines please visit http://publicationethics.org
Principles of Transparency and Publication Ethics
Peer review process: All articles in open access journals which are published by Ital Publication are double-blind peer-reviewed electronic publication.
Contact information: EUHERA is provided the contact information for the office of (https://www.euhera.org/contact/).
Conflicts of interest: Authors are requested to evident whether impending conflicts do or do not exist while submitting their articles to all journals which are published by Ital Publication through Conflict of Interest Disclosure form.
Declaration of Competing Interests: The editor must not be involved in decisions about papers which she/he has written him/herself or have been written by family members or colleagues or which relate to products or services in which the editor has an interest. Further, any such submission must be subject to all of the journal’s usual procedures, peer review must be handled independently of the relevant author/editor and their research groups, and there must be a clear statement to this effect on any such paper that is published.
Acknowledgments: All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be listed in an ‘Acknowledgements’ section. Examples of those who might be acknowledged include a person who provided purely technical help or writing assistance, or a department chair who provided only general support.
Disclosure of Funding Sources: All authors are required to declare what support they received to carry out their research. Declaring funding sources acknowledges funders’ contributions, fulfills funding requirements and promotes greater transparency in the research process.
Research involving human participants and/or animals:
1) Statement of Human Rights
When reporting studies that involve human participants, authors should include a statement that the studies have been approved by the appropriate institutional and/or national research ethics committee and have been performed in accordance with the ethical standards as laid down in the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the 1964 Helsinki Declaration or comparable standards, the authors must explain the reasons for their approach, and demonstrate that the independent ethics committee or institutional review board explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study.
2) Statement on the Welfare of Animals
The welfare of animals used for research must be respected. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should indicate whether the international, national, and/or institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals have been followed, and that the studies have been approved by a research ethics committee at the institution or practice at which the studies were conducted (where such a committee exists).
Duties and Responsibilities of Editors
- The Editors of the journals should have the full authority to reject/accept a manuscript.
- The Editors of the journals should maintain the confidentiality of submitted manuscripts under review or until they are published.
- The Editor-in-Chief should take a decision on submitted manuscripts, whether to be published or not with other editors and reviewers
- The Editors of the journals should preserve the anonymity of reviewers.
- The Editors of the journals should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
- The Editors of the journals should maintain academic integrity and strive to meet the needs of readers and authors.
- The Editors of the journals should be willing to investigate plagiarism and fraudulent data issues and willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.
- The Editors of the journals should have the limit themselves only to the intellectual content.
- The Editors of the journals must not disclose any information about submitted manuscripts to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used by the editor or the members of the editorial board for their own research purposes without the author’s explicit written consent.
- Guest editors play a vital role in acquiring content and leading the review process for special issue publications.
Duties and Responsibilities of Reviewers
- The Reviewers of the journals should assist the Editors in taking the decision for publishing the submitted manuscripts.
- The Reviewers should maintain the confidentiality of manuscripts, which they are invited to review.
- The Reviewers should provide comments in time that will help editors to make a decision on the submitted manuscript to be published or not.
- The Reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential, and must not use the information obtained through peer review for personal advantage.
- The Reviewers comments against each invited manuscript should be technical, professional and objective.
- The Reviewers should not review the manuscripts in which they have found conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions.
- The Reviewers should disclose and try to avoid any conflict of interest.
Authors of the Ital Publication’s journals must confirm the following:
- Submitted manuscripts must be the original work of the author(s),
- The submitting corresponding author is responsible for ensuring that the manuscript article’s publication has been approved by all the other coauthors.
- Only unpublished manuscripts should be submitted,
- All authors have agreed to allow the corresponding author to serve as the correspondent with the editorial office, to review the edited manuscript and proof,
- Acknowledge the sources of data used in the development of the manuscript,
- All listed authors must have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript and approved all its claims,
- All errors discovered in the manuscript after submission must be swiftly communicated to the Editor,
- All authors must know that that the submitted manuscripts under review or published with Ital Publication are subject to screening using Plagiarism Prevention Software. Plagiarism is a serious violation of publication ethics.