Authors should ensure that all researched work submitted is original, fully referenced and that all authors are represented accurately. The submission must not be under consideration elsewhere.
Providing accurate contact details for a designated corresponding author, who shall be deemed by the publisher and editor as fully responsible for the authorship of the paper and all communications concerning the ethical status and originality of the paper.
Disclose the source of all data and third party material, including previously unpublished work by the authors themselves. Anything that could compromise the originality of the submission should be expressly avoided.
Identify any third party material that they intend to include in their article, and obtain written permission for re-use in each instance from the relevant copyright holders. Such permissions should be submitted once the manuscript is accepted, or requires small changes to be accepted.
Disclose any conflict of interest - for example, if publication were to benefit a company or services in which the author(s) has a vested interest.
Expect to sign a copyright assignment form on acceptance of their work, which will assume that the author is empowered to assign copyright to the publisher.
Co-operate with any consequent investigations if the editor and/or publisher are dissatisfied with the evidence available or the explanations provided.
Correspond and comply with the editor and publisher in any requests for source data, proof of authorship or originality in a timely manner, providing reasonable explanation for discrepancies or failures to disclose vital information.
Expect transparency, efficiency and respect from the publisher and the editor during the submissions process.
Remain in good communication with both the publisher and the editor.
Co-operate fully with the publication of errata and with the retraction of articles found to be unethical, misleading or damaging.
Protect the reputation of the respective journal(s) and published work by only publishing content of the highest quality and relevance in a timely and responsible manner.
Carry out thorough, objective and confidential peer review for original article submissions that pass the initial quality check and editorial assessment, in adherence with COPE guidelines.
Detail and justify any article types which will not be peer reviewed (e.g. editorials, opinion pieces etc.).
Responsible for a transparent review and publication process as far as is possible, with full respect and care paid to the author(s).
Provide advice and give reasonable explanation and updates to authors during the submissions process and once a decision has been made.
Allow authors the right to appeal any editorial decision and respond to them politely.
Accept the papers based on the quality and relevance of the content.
Support authors in queries concerning their submissions resolve them as soon as possible.
Be ready and prepared to publish corrections, corrigenda, errata when necessary, as well as retract articles that are unethical, misleading or damaging to the publisher.
Remain in good communication with both the publisher and the author(s).
Science Text Publishers (STP) is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against any publication malpractices.
All authors submitting their works to STP for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works.
The authors should acknowledge that they have disclosed all and any actual or potential conflicts of interest with their work or partial benefits associated with their paper.
STP is committed to perform fair single-blind peer-review for the submitted papers.
It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behaviour for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines.