Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement - JEBR
The present ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and on existing Elsevier policies.
The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works,and that the sources of any ideas and/or words in the manuscript that are not their own have been properly attributed through appropriate citations and/or quotes. Plagiarism constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
The authors should not submit for consideration in another journal a previously published paper. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
Editors should evaluate manuscripts exclusively on the basis of their academic merit without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. Editors should take reasonable responsive measures when ethical complaints have been presented concerning a submitted manuscript or published paper. Every reported act of unethical publishing behavior must be looked into, even if it is discovered years after publication.
Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.
Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.