Duties of authors
1. Originality: Authors must ensure that they have written entirely original work.
2. Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the reported study. Others who have made significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. Authors also ensure that all the authors and co-authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript by completing, signing and returning the prescribed Declaration form to the editorial office.
3. Reporting requirements: Authors should present an accurate interpretation of their original research as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Manuscripts will follow the submission guidelines of the journal. (See Guidelines to authors as well as the Editorial policies and procedures).
4. Referencing and acknowledgement of sources: Authors should appropriately cited or quoted all sources of data used in the research and cite publications that have been influential in the research work as outlined in the instructions to authors.
5. Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publications: Authors must not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently. Authors should not submit manuscripts describing essentially the same research to more than one journal.
6. Plagiarism: Submitted manuscripts must not contain evidence of plagiarism.
7. Fundamental errors in published works: When an author or reader discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in the published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and work with the editor to retract or correct the paper.