Publishing ethics

EJOBSAT follows the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing presented by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ).

Editor’s duties and responsibilities are guided with COPE Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Authorship

Authorship should be clearly stated and must include all those who substantially contributed to the submitted manuscript – to the study conception and design, data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation. The corresponding author ensures that the submission for publication of the manuscript in question has been approved by all of the authors and by the institution where the work was carried out.

Stating “guest”, “ghost” or “gift” authors is considered a breach of publishing ethics.

Editorial and peer-review processes

Editors’ decisions to accept or reject a manuscript for publication is based on the manuscript’s importance, originality and clarity, and the study’s validity and its relevance to the focus of the journal.

Editors ensure that appropriate reviewers are selected for submissions.

Editors provide guidance to reviewers on everything that is expected of them including the need to handle submitted material in confidence. Editors require reviewers to disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review a submission.

Editors strive to ensure that peer review at the journal is fair, unbiased and timely.

Editors respect requests from authors that an individual should not review their submission, if these are well-reasoned and practicable. A request shall be made via a form “Comments for the Editor” when submitting a manuscript.

Protecting Individual Data

EJOBSAT follows the policy of protecting individual data. It is not permitted a publication of items that might upset or harm participants/subjects, or breach confidentiality. All identifiable individual’s details or images require explicit written consent from any individual described in studies or shown in photographs.

Quality Assurance and Protection of Intellectual Property

In order to ensure high quality of our journal and cope with plagiarism we scan all the manuscript’s content using an anti-plagiarism software within the Similarity Check Service provided by Crossref.

The authors must ensure that the manuscript submitted to EJOBSAT has not been published or is not under consideration for publication in other journals. Intentionally submitting or re-submitting manuscript for duplicate publication is considered a breach of publishing ethics.

The authors warrant that the manuscript is original and accept responsibility for releasing the material.

The authors may be asked to provide whatever material is needed to ensure that their results can be replicated (unless the data are confidential).

Research and Publication Misconduct

Editors inform readers if ethical breaches have occurred. A ‘Retraction’ will be published if work is proven to be fraudulent, or an ‘Expression of Concern’ if editors have well-founded suspicions of misconduct.

Conflicts of interest

The authors certify that they have NO affiliations with or involvement in any organization or entity with any financial interest (such as honoraria; educational grants; participation in speakers’ bureaus; membership, employment, consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interest; and expert testimony or patent-licensing arrangements), or non-financial interest (such as personal or professional relationships, affiliations, knowledge or beliefs) in the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript.