Publication Ethics

The ethical standards governing journal publications involve numerous steps and coordinated processes. Authors must adhere to a code of conduct guiding researchers at every phase. International committees, composed of editors, establish ethical codes and best practices dictating publication ethics. These guidelines offer direction to editors on handling instances of research and publication misconduct. Key publication ethics for authors to consider while crafting their manuscripts are outlined below:

Authorship: Authors listed in journal articles should ensure their significant contribution to the reported work, encompassing research design, data acquisition, or analysis. Authors or co-authors bear responsibility for the content within their article.

Plagiarism: Authors must avoid plagiarism, clearly marking verbatim text from other sources with quotation marks and providing proper references for quoted text in both the text and reference section. Permission is necessary from original publishers when using previously published figures or tables.

Self-plagiarism, the reuse of one's own work without proper citation, should be avoided as it creates repetition in academic literature. Citing previous work when discussing it is encouraged.

Data Fabrication/Falsification: Data accuracy is paramount as it represents research findings. Instances of data fabrication undergo evaluation by ADRRI Journal (Multidisciplinary) editors, potentially requiring authors to provide raw data support. Editorial Board Members may aid in paper evaluation, but proven allegations can halt paper submission or lead to rejection if explanations are inadequate.

Competing Interests: Authors must honestly disclose any competing interests, including research funding sources, financial or material support, and other forms of assistance. Failure to disclose competing interests may result in manuscript rejection upon submission. Co-authors should be informed once papers are submitted.