Ethical Policies and Procedures

Authors, Reviewers and Members of Editorial Board of journals published by Update Publishing House should follow standards of expected ethical behavior. At Update Publishing House, we are committed to meet the high quality and standards throughout the pre and post publication of research articles.

Authorship Criteria

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 are insufficient to claim authorship. The author order of article should be based on the relative contribution in the research. To make it clear, Update Publishing House demands a written statement about “Author’s Contribution” at the end of article before Reference Section.

Before submitting 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 order.

Initial Screening

Upon reception of an article, the Editorial Staff will screen the article for format and journal scope, originality and potential impact. If the article is not upto the standard format of Update Publishing House, the article will be returned to the author for correcting the format.

If the format is according to the requirements of Update Publishing House, then it will be assigned for External Peer Review.

External Peer Review

During submission, the author can suggest at least 2 reviewers who can evaluate the manuscript. The reviewers should not be collaborators or previous co-authors of any of the submitting authors. They should be from another institution with institution email address. The editors may or may not contact the suggested reviewers.

Ethical Expectations

Authors’ Responsibilities

  • Authors are responsible for the content and originality of the submitted paper (See Update Publishing House’s Policy on Plagiarism).
  • Authors should take consent from all co-authors before submission.
  • It is assumed that the paper is solely submitted to this journal, and not under consideration in any other journal.
  • If taken from already published sources, all materials included should be acknowledged and properly cited. Permission letter is needed from previous authors/publisher in cased of already published figures or tables or data.
  • The raw data of the reported study should be retained with author records, if case any query arise, corresponding author will be responsible to explain.
  • All funding sources should be acknowledged.
  • If needed, Ethical Approvals from concerned authorities for conducting the studies should be submitted.
  • Authors should declare any potential conflicts of interest

Reviewer’s Responsibilities

  • Reviewers should evaluate manuscript based on the scientific merit in an impartial and unbiased way.
  • They should particularly comment on Novelty and originality of the work.
  • They should evaluate the article’s readers interest and potential impact on community
  • They should evaluate the suitability of methodology described, study design etc.,
  • They should complete the review process in a timely manner.
  • The information related to the article under review should be kept confidential
  • Reviewer should not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • Any potential conflicts of interest should be communicated to the Editor
  • The review process should be based on fairness policy in intellectual and scientific contents regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of author(s).

Editor’s Responsibilities

  • Editor should take any decision solely based on intellectual contents and scientific merits and should not be biased.
  • Editor should act in a balanced, objective and fair way, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • The information related to the article under review should be kept confidential
  • Follow up with reviewers to finish the timely review of all manuscripts.
  • Solve the issues with authors/reviewers, if any misconduct is suspected
  • Responsibility and authority to reject/accept an article
  • Editor should treat allegations of plagiarism seriously and should reserve the right to reject papers if there is doubt whether appropriate procedures have been followed.

Open Access Policy

For details of Update Publishing House’s Open Access Policy please click here.

Policy on Plagiarism

For details of Update Publishing House’s Policy on Plagiarism, please click here.

Archiving Policy

For details of Update Publishing House’s Archiving Policy, please click here.

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