Publication Ethics

All authors, reviewers, editorial board and everybody involved in submitting, reviewing and publishing a paper in the Journal of Stress Analysis must respect, consider and follow publishing ethics. These publishing ethics are categorized into three groups as follows:

 

Publishing Ethics for Authors

  • Authors must commit that their manuscript is original, has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture or academic thesis) and it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere. 
  • Authors must commit that if their manuscript accepted by the Journal of Stress Analysis, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language without the publisher's permission.
  • Authors must commit that they truthfully reported their own results and their work is free of any fabrication and/or falsification of data, plagiarism, self- plagiarism or any other scientific and/or unethical misconduct.
  • Authors must commit that in all cases that they used the work and/or words of others, they cited or quoted them in a proper way in their manuscript and all individuals, organizations or companies who helped for creation of their work (e.g., providing financial support, etc.) are faithfully acknowledged.
  • Authors must commit that they disclose any actual or potential conflict of interest including any financial, personal or other relationships with other people or organizations within three years of beginning the submitted work that could inappropriately influence, or be perceived to influence, their work. 

Publishing Ethics for Reviewers 

  • Reviewers must commit that they only consider the scientific features during reviewing a manuscript and the reviewing process is conducted impartially and without any prejudice, political or cultural discrimination. 
  • Reviewers must commit that they keep the manuscripts confidentially and do not disclose the content to anybody or use them for personal purposes. 
  • Reviewers must commit that the reviewing process is conducted with the highest level of accuracy. 
  • Reviewers must commit that if they have not enough expertise on the field of a manuscript, they immediately inform the Journal Editorial Office.
  •  Reviewers must commit that they inform the Journal editorial office of any conflict of interest regarding the content of the manuscript that may affects their decision during the reviewing process.

     

Publishing Ethics for Editorial Board

  • Editorial board must commit that they only consider the scientific features during the publishing process (e.g., rejection, acceptance, publication, etc) of a manuscript and in all stages, make decision impartially and without any prejudice, political or cultural discrimination.
  • Editorial board must commit that they keep the manuscripts confidentially and do not disclose the content to anybody or use them for personal purposes. 
  • Editorial board must commit that they are responsible for any of their decisions regarding the rejection, acceptance and publication of received manuscripts. 
  • Editorial board must commit that they permanently supervise the reviewing process and use their best endeavours to promote the quality of the Journal of Stress Analysis.
  • Editorial board must commit that they inform the Journal Editorial Office of any conflict of interest regarding the content of the manuscript that may affects their decision during all stages of publishing a paper.