Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The efficient publishing of any peer reviewed article requires a standard and ethical behavior from all the parties involved viz., authors, reviewers and editorial board. The Journal of Medicinal Botany strongly believes and committed to maintaining the standard ethical recommendations from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org.
In a published paper, the credit for authorship should be based on substantial contribution in conducting the study and preparation of the manuscript. Co-PI in a project or Co-Supervisor in a Master or PhD work is insufficient to claim authorship. The author's order of the article should be based on the relative contribution to the research. To make it clear, the Journal of Medicinal Botany demands a written statement about the author Contribution at the end of the article before the Reference Section.
Before submitting it to the journal, the corresponding author should seek permission from all co-authors of the study. After final acceptance, it will not be possible to change the author's order.