Publication Ethics promotes and encourages the development of high quality scientific content during publication process. All articles published under AMLS follows standard Editorial Process to maintain quality scientific content. The editorial process involves strict measures to prevent plagiarism, redundancy of manuscripts, multiple submissions, fabrication and falsification of data.
Plagiarism is when an author attempts to pass off some-one else's work as his or her own. The author should develop his own contents while preparing any manuscript towards publication and should avoid plagiarizing the contents of other author’s paper without proper citation.
Authors should not submit the same manuscript, simultaneously to more than one journal to consider for peer review process. Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere or to be under review elsewhere will be considered duplicate submission.
Duplicate publication, sometimes called self-plagiarism, occurs when an author reuses substantial parts of his or her own published work without providing the appropriate references. Duplicate publication is the publication of a paper that shares the same hypotheses, data, discussion, and conclusions substantially with one already published, without clear, visible reference to the previous publication.
Redundant publication is the publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one that has already been reported in large part in a published article or is contained in another paper that has been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.
Data Fabrication or Falsification
Data fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting the fabricated information without carrying out the study. Falsification includes manipulating research materials, equipment, processes, changing, and selective omission/deletion/suppression of conflicting data without scientific or statistical justification.
Authorship credit should be given those who do substantial contribution to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data, drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and final approval of the version to be published. All contributors who do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged as contributorship.
Citation manipulation is including excessive citations, in the submitted manuscript, that do not contribute to the scholarly content of the article and have been included solely for the purpose of increasing citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal. Note: If any AMLS article is found violating the above mentioned policies during the publication process, the following rules will be applicable to the author(s).
- Rejection of the infringing manuscript.
- Rejection of every other manuscript submitted to AMLS.
- Prohibition (minimum period of 3 years) for submission of any new manuscript against all the authors.
- Prohibition (minimum period of 3 years) against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board.