The ethical publication policies in “Algebraic Structures and their Applications" are based on the suggested practices by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Agreement upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editors, the peer reviewers, and the publisher.
A) As an author
Authors byline should precisely indicate those involved in the research, including the authors, conducted the research and those who wrote the manuscript. Manuscript submission is accompanied by authors’ agreement on their involvement in three phases of designing the study as well as analyzing and interpreting the data, writing the manuscript, and approving the final version of the manuscript. By submitting the declaration form, the authors have agreed that the corresponding author is the one who can make final decisions on the manuscript submission and any related changes to the manuscript.
Data Access and Retention: providing the raw data to the editor if needed.
Authorship of the Paper: The significant contributors should be listed as co-authors. Other contributors can be acknowledged. The corresponding author is solely responsible for communicating with the journal editors and with managing communication between coauthors. Before submission, the corresponding author ensures that all authors are included in the author list, its order has been agreed by co-authors, and that all authors are aware that the paper was submitted.
Plagiarism Detection: Peer review is at the heart of the processes and the success of not just journals but of all of science. It is the method by which grants are allocated, papers published, academics promoted, and Nobel prizes won (Richard Smith, 2006). As part of our commitment to the protection and enhancement of the peer review process, our journals have an obligation to assist the scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism (including self-plagiarism). All manuscripts will be checked by iThenticate a plagiarism finding tool. The received papers with a plagiarism rate of more than 40% are immediately rejected.
B) As an editor
1) Editors must keep the information obtained from the submitted manuscripts confidential.
2) Editors must accept responsibility for the publication decisions they make.
3) Editors must release errata, clarifications, or apology statements and must not refrain from retracting a publication if they have clear evidence of scientific misconduct, unethical research, plagiarism, or other violations of ethical scientific publishing.
4) Editors should maintain the scientific integrity of the manuscript.
5) Editorial evaluation of a submitted manuscript will be based on originality of content, clarity of presentation, language fluency, soundness of methodology, rigorous analysis and interpretation of data, and contribution to the scientific fields of interest to the journal’s audience, as defined in the journal’s scope.
C) As a reviewer
The peer-review process in Algebraic structures and their applications is based on blind review by the members of the Editorial Board.
1) Information obtained from the review process should not be used for any person’s or organization’s advantage, or to the disadvantage of others.
2) Reviewers should not be given any information that may reveal the identity of the manuscript’s authors during the refereeing process.
3) The review comments should be objective and constructive. Hostile, inflammatory, libelous, derogatory, or any personal attacks are forbidden.
4) Reviewers should accept to participate in the review process only if they have enough expertise in the subject of the manuscript to carry out a proper assessment.
5) Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
D) Duties of the Publisher
We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint, or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, we will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, we are working closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions--and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.
E) Corrections and Retractions
All authors should inform and cooperate with journal editors to provide prompt retractions or corrections in published works.
The main responsible identity for handling research misconduct is those the researchers are affiliated with. If any misconduct is detected, we will seek advice from the referees and the Editorial Board. We will resolve the matter with appropriate corrections in the printed and online versions if there is evidence.
Minor misdemeanors may not lead to formal examinations, but as just impairments should be removed or rectified by mentors.