The Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
All COES&RJ journals follow the highest standards of publication ethics and take all possible measures against publication malpractice. All the articles submitted for publication are peer-reviewed for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness.
The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for deciding which of the papers submitted to the journal should be published. The editor may be guided by the editorial policies of the journal and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with the members of the Editorial Board or reviewers in making this decision.
The Editor-in-Chief, the members of the Editorial Board, and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted paper to anyone other than the authors of the paper, reviewers, potential reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted paper will not be used in the own research of the Editor-in-Chief or the members of the Editorial Board without the express written consent of the author.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
Information regarding papers submitted by authors should be kept confidential.
Standards of objectivity
Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
Acknowledgement of sources
The reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. The reviewers should also call to the editorís attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the paper under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
Contribution to editorial decisions
Peer review assists Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
The authors should submit their original research and use citations for any already reported materials. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Data access and retention
The authors should also provide raw data related with their paper for editorial review and must retain such data.
Originality and plagiarism
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others than this has been appropriately cited or quoted.
Authorship of the paper
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication
The authors should not in general publish papers describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or conference. Submitting the same paper to more than one journal or conference constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.