Author Responsibilities

Editor Responsibilities

 Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement



United Scholars Publications is dedicated to adopting best practices on ethical standards. All forms of plagiarism are strictly prohibited in our journals, and any attempt yields to blacklisting (Manuscripts will be screened for plagiarism). Authors submitting articles to United Scholars Journals must affirm that their manuscript content is original.

The following responsibilities defined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the guidelines given by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).  


 



Decisions: Based on the review conducted by the editor in chief or an editorial board member(s), a manuscript can be accepted, rejected, or in some cases revisions may be requested.
Review: Each editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated for originality and screened for plagiarism. Following review, the manuscript is forwarded to the peer reviewers who will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or revise the manuscript. Additionally, review of manuscripts must be conducted based on its intellectual content without regard to the author`s gender, race, religion, nationality, etc. of the authors.
Confidentiality: The editorial board members must make sure that any information relevant to the submitted manuscripts is kept confidential.
Conflicts of Interest: The editors of United Scholars Journals must not use their positions to acquire personal relationships or financial profits while on service.
 





Originality: Authors must certify that their submitted manuscripts are their original work entirely.
Redundant and Concurrent Publications: Authors are required not to submit a redundant publication. This refers to publishing the same intellectual findings multiple times. Also, authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal and\or conference concurrently.  
Citation: Authors should acknowledge all references used in their work and must properly cite all publications that have been influential in the submitted manuscript.
Authorship: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study.  
Errors: The author must report to the editor any error or inaccuracy discovered in a submitted or published manuscript, at any time.

Disclosure:All authors are required to disclose any information that may influence their work.