Authors’ Responsibilities

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • Authors are responsible for the content and originality of the submitted paper (See Update Publishing’s Policy on Plagiarism).
  • Authors should take consent from all co-authors before submission.
  • It is assumed that the paper is solely submitted to this journal, and not under consideration in any other journal.
  • If taken from already published sources, all materials included should be acknowledged and properly cited. Permission letter is needed from previous authors/publisher in cased of already published figures or tables or data.
  • The raw data of the reported study should be retained with author records, if case any query arise, corresponding author will be responsible to explain.
  • All funding sources should be acknowledged.
  • If needed, Ethical Approvals from concerned authorities for conducting the studies should be submitted.
  • Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest

Reviewer’ Responsibilities

  • Reviewers should evaluate manuscript based on the scientific merit in an impartial and unbiased way.
  • They should particularly comment on Novelty and originality of the work.
  • They should evaluate the article’s readers interest and potential impact on community
  • They should evaluate the suitability of methodology described, study design etc.,
  • They should complete the review process in a timely manner.
  • The information related to the article under review should be kept confidential
  • Reviewer should not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • Any potential conflicts of interest should be communicated to the Editor
  • The review process should be based on fairness policy in intellectual and scientific contents regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s).

Editor’ Responsibilities

  • Editor should take any decision solely based on intellectual contents and scientific merits and should not be biased.
  • Editor should act in a balanced, objective and fair way, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • The information related to the article under review should be kept confidential
  • Follow up with reviewers to finish the timely review of all manuscripts.
  • Solve the issues with authors/reviewers, if any misconduct is suspected
  • Responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article
  • Editor should treat allegations of plagiarism seriously and should reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt whether appropriate procedures have been followed.