Publication Ethics


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The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Therefore, it is important to have a set of standards in place, addressing ethical behavior from all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher etc.

Research Paper Assessment

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The Peer Review team will occasionally seek advice outside the standard peer review. Some research deals with serious ethical, security, biosecurity, or societal implications, hence they need to be assessed by various editors and experts in the field to ensure a fair and accurate assessment.

The team should consist of highly professional and knowledgeable members for a fair and in-depth assessment.

Plagiarism

Diamond Scientific Publishing is committed in publishing original material, meaning article that has neither been published, nor is under review elsewhere. If a paper is found to have been plagiarized from other works, the authors will undergo serious sanctions and penalties.

Other misconducts include:

  • Publication or peer reviewing of articles elsewhere, ( if a work is continuation of a previously submitted one, appropriate citation needs to be done).
  • Citations which serve to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal.
  • Inclusion of fabricated or falsified experimental results and data in the paper.
  • Improper author contribution or attribution. Anybody who contributed to the work should be mentioned even students or technicians.
  • Dividing the study outcome and findings into several articles.

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Ethics for the Editors and Peer Reviewers

Editors and reviewers should decline to be involved with a submission if they have a recent publication or current submission with the author. If they have been collaborating with any author they should not participate in the peer review since biases would occur. If the editors and reviewers feel they have some sort of financial interest and subjectivity towards a specific topic, they should not participate in the assessment. Confidentiality such as single blind and double blind reviews are very important as well.