Maintaining ethical standards in journal publication involves a series of coordinated steps, necessitating authors' awareness of the ethical code of conduct applicable throughout the research process. International committees, comprised of editors, provide guidelines and best practices that define publication ethics. These guidelines also offer advice to editors on addressing instances of research and publication misconduct. Several key publication ethics considerations for authors working on their manuscripts are outlined below.
Authorship Accountability: Authors listed on journal articles must ensure that they have made a significant contribution to the reported work, encompassing aspects such as research design, data acquisition, or data analysis. As an author or co-author, you bear responsibility for the content of your article.
Plagiarism Prevention: Authors must diligently avoid plagiarism in their work. When referencing or citing another person's work, it is essential to clearly mark verbatim or word-for-word texts with quotation marks. Proper referencing of clear quotations within the text and in the reference section is mandatory. Permission from original publishers is required when using figures or tables from previous sources.
Prevention of Self-Plagiarism: Authors should refrain from redundantly reusing their own work without proper citation, as this can result in academic literature repetition. It is crucial to cite when discussing one's own previous work.
Data Accuracy and Integrity: Maintaining the accuracy of data is paramount as it represents the essence of your research. Cases of data fabrication will be assessed by the editors of ADRRI Journal, and authors may be requested to provide supporting raw data when necessary. Editorial Board Members may be involved in the evaluation process. Any substantiated allegations may lead to the rejection of submitted papers.
Disclosure of Competing Interests: Authors with any form of competing interest must transparently disclose it, including sources of research funding, direct or indirect financial support, equipment or material supply, or other forms of support. Papers or manuscripts may face rejection if authors fail to communicate competing interests upon submission. All co-authors must be informed once papers have been submitted.