January 18, 2018
Publication ethics and malpractice statement
The authors shall follow the international standards stated in the COPE document: Responsible research publication: international standards for authors.
Authors shall publish only original work, which is not plagiarized and has not been published anywhere else. The same work should not be submitted to multiple publications unless agreed between all parties involved. Authors shall inform editors if the same research findings have been published previously or if multiple reports or multiple analyses of a single data set are under consideration for publication elsewhere. All information incl. data, graphs, charts, pictures, etc. shall be properly acknowledged and cited.
All parties (authors, co-authors, funders, etc.) shall be properly recognized, acknowledged, and introduced honestly. Authors shall not omit any contributors; however also shall not listed co-authors without a significant contribution to the work. No contribution shall be given to any party that had brought no contribution to the work. Authors shall prevent from guest, gift, and ghost authorship. All authors shall agree on the final version of the document and should agree to be listed as authors.
All authors are responsible for the entire work. All authors shall work with the editors to correct any mistakes if those have been discovered. Authors should respond appropriately to reviewers’ comments and provide additional information past the review process if necessary.
Presented research should have been conducted in ethical manner. Methods used, calculations, findings, and data presentation shall be checked carefully to make sure all information at all stages is correct. Authors should take collective responsibility for their work and for the content of their publications.
Research results shall be presented honestly, without falsifications, or any inappropriate data manipulation. All stages of the research shall be described clearly to allow other researchers and research teams to repeat the research. The authors shall describe complete and final research results. Work of others shall be cited properly, all read documents shall be listed; no literature that has not been used for the research shall be listed in the reference list.
The full citation of the document:
Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22 - 24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7) Also available online at: http://publicationethics.org/files/International standards_authors_for website_11_Nov_2011.pdf