Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement


  1. are committed to ensuring ethics in publication and quality of all published articles
  2. are in the cooperation with the reviewers responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published
  3. evaluate manuscripts without regard to the nature of the authors or the host institution (i.e. gender, religious belief, citizenship, political philosophy of the authors etc.)
  4. must not use unpublished information in their own research
  5. must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate


  1. should present an objective discussion of the significance of research work as well as sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the experiments
  2. inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior are unacceptable
  3. should ensure that their work is entirely original works, and if the work and/or words of others have been used, this has been appropriately acknowledged
  4. plagiarism in all its forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable
  5. should not submit articles describing essentially the same research to more than this journal or its maternal version Maso
  6. should not publish the manuscript in whole or in part in the English language anywhere else
  7. the corresponding author should ensure that there is a full consensus of all co-authors in approving the final version of the paper and its submission for publication


  1. are anonymous to the author
  2. must treat any manuscripts for the review as a confidential document
  3. information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage
  4. should be conducted objectively, and observations should be formulated clearly with supporting arguments, so that authors can use them to improve the manuscript
  5. should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers