The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the advancement of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is therefore compulsory for all authors, editors, the peer reviewer, publishers and the society of society-owned or sponsored journals to agree upon publication ethics standards. The Chemistry International publication ethics are precisely in line with International Scientific Organization. For detail please refer to: http://www.iscientific.org/publication-ethics-and-publication- malpractice-statement/
Ethical guidelines for journals published by International Scientific Organization
(These guidelines are based on existing International Scientific Organization policies).
The publication of an article in the peer-reviewed journal “Chemistry International” is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Authors must follow ethics in publication as they will be responsible for the originality of results and duplicate submission or plagiarism. All authors are requested to disclose any type potential conflict of interest on time of submission. The Contributor assigns to Chemistry International, during the full term of copyright and any extensions or renewals of that term, all copyright in and to the contribution, including but not limited to the right to publish, republish, transmit, sell, distribute and otherwise use the contribution and the material contained therein in electronic and print editions of the Journal and in derivative works throughout the world, in all languages and in all media of expression now known or later developed, and to license or permit others to do so. Reproduction, posting, transmission, or other distribution or use of the Contribution or any material contained therein, in any medium as permitted hereunder, requires a citation to the Journal and an appropriate credit to International Scientific Organization as Publisher. It is also declared that authors of the current manuscript holds responsibility for originality of results and duplicate submission or plagiarism.
Authors’ responsibilities Originality and plagiarism
Authors must certify that submitted manuscripts are their original work, not previously been published elsewhere, not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. Plagiarism in any form including ‘passing off’ another’s paper as the author’s own paper, to paraphrasing or copying substantial parts of another’s paper, to claim or copy results from research conducted by others is unacceptable.
Authors should present an accurate account of the research work performed by following relevant standard procedures. Presenting of knowingly inaccurate or fraudulent statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
Acknowledgment of Sources, disclosure and conflicts of Interest
Research work of others must be acknowledged properly and citations to publications referred should be provided. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Any financial or another substantive conflict of interest that influenced the interpretation of their manuscript or results must be disclosed.
Authorship of the Paper
Authorship should be limited to significant contributor/s. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the paper, and approval of all co-authors have been taken before its submission for publication.
Reporting of research involving hazards and humans or animals
Humans, animal, biological, environmental and any other hazards involved in the research work must be clearly identified in the manuscript. Appropriate approval and ethical guidelines followed for research work involving humans or animals needed to be followed and should be presented in a journal.
Fundamental errors in published works
In case of discovery of a significant inaccuracy or error in the published manuscript, the author/s should notify the journal office/readers by publishing corrigendum.
Reviewers’ responsibilities Promptness
Reviewers are requested to complete a review of the article between 4-6 weeks. If prompted review will be impossible reviewer should notify the journal office and can deny to the said review process.
Any research article/manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents and should not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
Standards of objectivity
A reviewer should present his review report clearly with supporting arguments without any personal criticism.
Acknowledgment of sources
It is the responsibility of reviewers to identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors and to inform the journal office if any overlap or substantial similarity between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper is found.
Editors’ responsibilities Publication decisions
The assigned editor of a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Chemistry is responsible for deciding acceptance or rejection of an article on the basis of: the validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers and policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers for his decision.
The evaluation of the manuscript intellectual content should be without regard to gender, sexual orientation, race, citizenship, religious belief, ethnic origin, or political philosophy of the authors.
Any information about a submitted manuscript should not be disclosed to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers or appropriate sources.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
Privileged ideas or information obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for any personal advantage. Editors should recuse themselves from considering manuscripts having conflicts of interest. Non-peer reviewed sections of the journal should be clearly identified and mentioned.
Involvement and cooperation in investigations
Reasonably responsive measures on ethical and plagiarism complaints should be taken concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper.
Any misconduct (at any stage) will be treated as per recommendations/ Guidelines, COPE https://publicationethics.org/node/19896, ICMJE https://icmje.org/recommendations/browse/roles-and-responsibilities/author-responsibilities--conflicts-of-interest.html and WAME https://wame.org/conflict-of-interest-in-peer-reviewed-medical-journals