Publication Ethics and 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 Earthline Journal of Chemical Sciences strongly believes and committed to maintain the standard ethical recommendations from Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Code of Conduct guidelines available at www.publicationethics.org
Duties / Responsibilities of Authors
By submitting a manuscript to the Earthline Journal of Chemical Sciences, as an author you agree to comply with the following:
- All manuscripts must be the original work of authors and not plagiarism. A zero tolerance approach will be taken to plagiarized manuscripts.
- Authorship of a manuscript should be limited to authors who have made significant contributions.
- Authors must properly and accurately acknowledge the work of others.
- Authors should disclose any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript and acknowledge individuals or organizations that have provided financial support for research.
- Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with manuscripts for editorial review, and should prepare to provide public access to such data if possible.
- All manuscripts must be previously unpublished, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Duties / Responsibilities of Members of Editorial Board
- The members of Editorial Board from time to time are responsible for making decisions on size and content of the manuscripts submitted to the journal.
- The members of Editorial Board ensure the integrity of the publication review process by not revealing either the identity of authors of manuscripts to the reviewers, or the identity of reviewers to authors.
- Any of editorial board members must not use materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript (published or unpublished) for their own research without the author's written authorization.
- The members of the Editorial Board shall conduct proper and fair investigation into ethical complaints.
Responsibility of Reviewers
- Reviewers keep all information regarding papers confidential and treat them as privileged information.
- Reviewers conduct their business of review objectively, with no personal criticism of the author.
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments that will constructively guide the editorial decision by the Editor-in-Chief or his or her nominee.
- Reviewers should complete their reviews within the journal stipulated time frame.
- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.