Publication Ethics

1.  Introduction

Authors, reviewers, editorial board, editor-in-chief and publishers should to be aware of their responsibilities, and commit research ethics. Article submission, review of reviewers and editor-in-chief's acceptance or rejection, are considered as journals law admission otherwise the journals have all the rights.

        Respecting the rules of ethics in publications, this journal is subject to the rules of the Commitee on Ethics in Publication (COPE) and follows the executive regulations of the law of prevention and combating fraud is scientific works.

2.   Authors responsibilities

Authors should present their works in accordance with templates for Journal of Finsler Geometry and its Applications( JFGA).

Authors should ensure that their manuscript is their original works/researches, and also provides accurate data, underlying other's references.

Authors are accountable for their works' intelligibility and accuracy.

Note 1: Publishing a manuscript does not mean that JFGA confirm their contents.

Authors should ensure that submitted articles have not been replicated or ‎published, elsewhere.

 Authors are in charge to have others permission for an accurate citation. While their direct speech are used, a quotation mark (“ ”) is necessary.

Corresponding author should clearly mention complete information of all co-authors.

 Authors should not submit their previous published or partly published achievements. Otherwise they will be rejected.                    

 Note 2: Authors are asked to do not omit the statement of “Ghost Authorship”. And also do not write the statement of “Gift Authorship”

 Author in charge has the responsibility for the priorities of co-authors after their approval.

Authors are asked to prepare, keep, and stash raw data up to one year after publication, in order to be able to answer journal audiences' questions, if there are any.

 Paper submission means that all of the authors are pleased to whole financial and local supports, and have reported all of them.

Authors have the responsibility for any error or fallaciousness of the manuscript. In this case, they should inform journal's authorities, instantly.


 3. Research and publication misconduct

Authors are advised to do not misconduct in research and publication. If some cases of research and publication misconduct come to pass during the following steps;

Submission, review, edition, or publication, JFGA has the right to legal action. The cases are listed as below:

Fabrication: is a kind of inventing data or results and reporting them as an original research. Both of these misconducts are unacceptable or improper behavior and seriously alter the integrity of research. Therefore, articles must be written based on original data and use of counterfeit or fabricated data is strongly prohibited.

Falsification: occurs when someone changes or alternates research materials, data, equipment or procedures, such that the results of the research are no longer accurately reflected in the research record

Plagiarism: means to take someone else's achievements or even citations without any acknowledgment or explanation of the producer.

Wrongful Appropriation: It happens when an author takes a person's achievements and by manipulating some parts and a little change, submits it with his/ her name.

False Attribution: It occurs when a person is listed as an author, while she/ he hasn't had any role in the research.


4. Reviewers' responsibility

 Reviewers should pay attention to what follows.

To read the manuscript carefully, and pay attention to scientific material, contextual, and Qualitative, and do their best to improve articles' quality and content.

Let editor-in-chief to know their comments on the manuscript, declare acceptance or rejection of the article. In the case of rejection they should introduce another reviewers.

In acceptance or rejection of an articles they shouldn't consider Personal relationships, the benefits of an organization, or a company.

They should not accept to review any article which has been involved in its writing or analyze.

Review must be accomplish based on scientific documents and any self, professional, religious and racial opinion is not acceptable

The reviewing should be accomplished accurate. Strengths and weaknesses of the article should be announced clearly, educational and constructive method.

Do not rewrite and correct any manuscript according to your interest.

Take care of accurate citations. Also be sure to reminisce the cases which haven't been cited in the related published researches.

Avoid of reveal the information and contents of articles.

Reviewers are not allowed to criticize authors for what they have presented, or disclose if there are some weaknesses in the author's research. Reviewers must not to take new data or contents for personal researches.

When the article is published, reviewers should not present any more comments.

Reviewers should not pass an article, to another person, to review, except when the editor-in-chief is informed. Reviewer and co-reviewer's identification should be mentioned in each article's documents.

Reviewer is better not to communicate directly with none of author(s).

If any communication is necessary, it should be made through the editorial office.

Trying to report “research and publication misconduct” and submitting the related documents to editor-in-chief.


5. Editorial board responsibilities

The main aims of editorial board are preserving and the quality betterment of the journal.

Editorial board should to recommend the journal to international scientific, research communities, and other universities. And consider on publication priority, articles submitted from such an associations.

Editorial board should not have any personal publishing quota, in the journal. And their personal article publishing should not exceed.

Editorial board should consider the reviewers' comments, in accepting or rejecting any article.

Editorial board should be well-known experts, having published many Valuable articles. Should to be answerable, believed in professional ethics, and try to improve journal aims.

Editorial board should supply a database of experts and suitable reviewers for journal, and update the list of experts regularly.

Editorial board should try to invite qualified moral, experienced and well-known reviewers to cooperate with their journal.

Editorial board ought to identify and acknowledge, profound, and reasonable reviews.

They should not accept superficial and poor reviews, and also prohibit one-sided and contemptuous reviews.

The whole documents of reviewing should be archived as scientific documents. And reviewer's name and affiliation must be confidentially kept, by editorial board.

Editorial board must send whole reviewing documents to corresponding author, as soon as possible

Editorial board should keep the contents of the article and do not divulge article's information to anyone.

Editorial board must prevent any contrast of benefits because of personal commercial, academic or financial relations which may causes accepting or rejecting an article.

Editor-in-chief should inspect all types of research and publication misconduct, which reviewers report in such a way that seems serious.

If there are some research or publication misconduct. editor-in-chief has to delete it immediately and all indexing databases and audiences should be informed.

In the case of any publication research misconduct, editorial board should take the responsibility and publish corrected article in the next issue.

Editorial board should appreciate any audiences' new ideas, since regarding these suggestions causes the publication policies, structure and quality of articles be  ameliorated.


6. Publishers

      For most journals, the editorial board does not itself oversee the production and business processes. These are usually carried out by a commercial publisher, a professional organization, university, or other institution.  The support publishers receive from authors, editors, and referees in the mathematical community carries with it responsibilities.  Most important is a commitment to the mathematical literature and its dissemination.  Publishers must also adhere to the principles of integrity, transparency, and timeliness.  Detailed information concerning the journal, including  editorial board members, journal vision and scope, submission and publication procedures, fees, page charges, subscription pricing, etc., must be made publicly available to all concerned parties.

      Publishers should ensure that papers are widely accessible, affordable in all parts of the world, and permanently archived in a form that can be readily located, referenced, and (possibly after paying a reasonable fee) accessed.  Sales arrangements should be flexible, allowing, for instance, the purchase of individual journals and articles.   Alternative modes of financing the publication process, such as through author fees, submission fees, page charges, or combinations of these create significant ethical challenges.  First, the opportunity to publish in a peer-reviewed venue should be available to all, subject to scientific merit, not the ability to pay via research grants, institutional support or other means. Therefore there should be methods to opt out of payment when needed.  Second, payment in direct return for publication creates a potential conflict of interest with the peer-review process.  For this reason, any such journal requires clear, well-defined, effective processes to insulate peer review and editorial decision-making from monetary considerations.

     Accepted papers should be typeset, copyedited (if appropriate), and published online and/or in print in a timely manner.  Publishers should establish and clearly communicate to potential authors their policies concerning copyright and authors’ web posting.  Publishers should track and publish the date of submission, final revised submission, if applicable, and date of publication (electronic and/or print) of published papers.   Publishers should respond to and investigate allegations of plagiarism or other unethical behavior connected with their journals, publish a clear and specific retraction in confirmed cases, and   protect the rights of authors by seeking appropriate redress for plagiarism and unauthorized use of their work.