For the benefit of the general public there are ethical rules and standards for scholarly publications in order to maintain a high-quality, public trust in scientific research findings, and for researchers and copyright owners to receive appropriate credit for their works.
iSER Publications support the ethical principles set out by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), available on its website. Hence, iSER Publications is a member of the COPE and abides by its Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to its Guidelines for Best Practices.
Every iSER journal is a member of CrossCheck, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts. As part of this process, a selection of submitted manuscripts are scanned and compared with the CrossCheck database.
All our editors, reviewers, and authors must confirm the universally accepted ethical rules for scholarly publications.
- All submitted manuscripts must be the work of the original author
- We only accept unpublished manuscript
- It is unethical to submit a manuscript to more than one journal concurrently
- There should be no conflict of interest, if any it must be clearly stated
- Authors should acknowledge the sources of data used in the preparation of the manuscript