Publication Ethics

  • Authors wishing to publish their papers in IJMSAT must abide to the following:

  • Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their work and ideas.
  • Authors are expected to be aware of and comply with, best practices in publication ethics specifically but not limited to authorship (for example avoidance of ghost or guest authorship), dual submission, plagiarism, manipulation of figures, competing interests and compliance with policies on research ethics. Details are provided below or in related documents
  • Any facts that might be perceived as a possible conflict of interest of the author(s) must be disclosed in the paper prior to submission.
  • Authors should accurately present their research findings and include an objective discussion of the significance of their findings.
  • Data and methods used in the research need to be presented in sufficient detail in the paper, so that other researchers can replicate the work.
  • Raw data should preferably be publicly deposited by the authors before submission of their manuscript. Authors need to at least have the raw data readily available for presentation to the referees and the editors of the journal, if requested. Authors need to ensure appropriate measures are taken so that raw data is retained in full for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Simultaneous submission of manuscripts to more than one journal is not tolerated.
  • Republishing content that is not novel is not tolerated (for example, an English translation of a paper that is already published in another language will not be accepted).
  • Reviewers and editors are required to treat manuscripts fairly and in confidence, and to declare any competing interests.
  • Plagiarism is not acceptable in IJMSAT submissions. Plagiarized content will not be considered for publication. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
  1. Directly copying text from other sources without attribution
  2. Copying ideas, images, or data from other sources without attribution