Information For Authors

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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

CJSSP  is committed to ensuring ethics in publication. This statement is based on the recommendations of Elsevier and the Committee of Publication Ethics’ Code  of Conduct.

Authors: Authors should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the results. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Review articles should also be objective, comprehensive, and accurate accounts of the state of the art. The authors should ensure that their work is original, hasn’t been published yet in English and if the results of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged. All forms of plagiarism constitute unethical publishing behavior and are unacceptable. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Authors should not submit articles describing essentially the same results on the same language to more than one journal. The corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication. Readers should be informed about who has funded the research and on the role of the funders in the research.

Reviewers: CJSSP applies the rules of double blind peer review (authors’ and reviewers’ identities are protected). Any manuscripts received for review are treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviews should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them for improving the paper. Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse herself from the review process. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, or organizations connected to the papers.

Editors, publisher: Editors do evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit. Editors and publisher do not use unpublished information in their own research without the express written consent of the author. Editors  and publisher take responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.