Publication ethics

Introduction
Compliance with publication ethics ensures the integrity of scientific publishing and confidence in published articles. Therefore, ARSHI Vet Lett expects all authors to adhere to ethical requirements in the preparation of their manuscript.
 
Authorship
In order to qualify for authorship of a manuscript, the following criteria should be observed:
  • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work;
  • The acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work;
  • Final approval of the version to be published;
  • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved.
Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments. Change to the author list should be approved by all authors. Editor and the other authors and should keep co-authors informed and involve them in major decisions about the publication.
 
Plagiarism
Plagiarism is defined as:
  • to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
  • use (another's production) without crediting the source,
  • to commit literary theft
  • present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source

Merriam Webster Dictionary

Plagiarism check is the first step in the manuscript review process. Manuscripts that are found to contain an unacceptable level of similarity with other published works are immediately rejected.
 
Duplicate Submission
Duplicate submission refers to a situation whereby an author submits the same or similar manuscripts to two different journals at the same time. This includes the submission of manuscripts derived from the same data in such a manner that there are no substantial differences in the manuscripts. Duplicate submission also includes the submission of the same/similar manuscript in different languages to different journals.
 
Falsification of Data
It is unethical to fabricate, manipulate or falsify data in a manuscript.
 
Citation Manipulation
A manuscript should contain only relevant citations. The inclusion of citations that are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Similarly, irrelevant self-citation to increase one’s citation is unethical.