Research and Publication Ethics

Duplicate Publication

The papers already published to other scientific journals are not considered for publication. The published paper to this journal should not be submitted to other scientific journals.


Authors who meet all of the following conditions can be listed in a paper: 1) substantial contribution to conception and design, or acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; 3) final approval of the version to be published; and 4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.

Conflict-of-Interest Statement: If there are any conflicts of interest related to individual author’s commitments or project support, it should be clarified and described in the manuscript.

Any suspected misconduct in a submitted or published manuscript is dealt with following the COPE flowcharts. For the policies on the research and publication ethics not stated in this instructions, International standards for editors and authors ( can be applied.