The Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statements Dedicated by
JACSOnline Group Publisher, DOI: 10.22341
The JACSOnline Group Publisher (JACSOnline GP), addressed at www.jacsonline.org, commits to maintain ethical standard of the publication work. The expected ethical behavior mentioned involves three parties, which perform action of publishing in JACSOnline GP, those are authors, editors, and reviewers. These authors, editors, and reviewers constantly work within the ethical guidance provided by this publisher. This is mainly to ensure the outcome of the work to meet the needs of the readers of JACSOnline GP. The ethical works are applied for all journals published under the umbrella of JACSOnline GP. Those ethical statements are composed and in compliance with Elsevier recommendations.
Publishing responsibilities of authors
Here are the responsibilities of authors regarding publishing of their own works within JACSOnline GP.
Authors report original research articles that should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately. The review and short communication articles should also be objective and accurately described.
Data access and retention
Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review before getting decision.
Originality and plagiarism
The authors ensure that they have written entirely original works. In case, the authors use other source of materials, the sources should be appropriately cited in the text; inaccurately cited the sources of the materials are subjects of plagiarism. The plagiarism takes many forms, from ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution), to claiming results from research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Once submitted the work to Jacsonline, the authors should not submit the same work or describe essentially the same research in another journal; submitting simultaneously the same manuscript to another journal is unethical publishing behavior, unless otherwise specified such as recorded as abstract in seminar proceeding, etc. When an author discovers a significant/fundamental error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
Acknowledgement of sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others that are excluding of the authors must always be given.
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 and limited to three co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. Once accepted, the authors should send to editor the signed copyright transfer form.
Disclosure the conflicts of interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed
Publishing responsibilities of Editors
The editors of Jacsonline are responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be accepted to publish. The editors have responsible to reject manuscript that breaks legal requirements regarding copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor will withdraw an article from the journal website if the article resulted from the plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making the decision.
Publishing responsibilities of Reviewers
The Jacsonline’s reviewers assist the editors in taking the decision of a submitted manuscript. The reviewers are bound to treat the manuscript received for peer reviewing as confidential. The reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.