The EPPM-Journal follows the guidelines of
Publication Ethics (COPE) in maintaining academic integrity. Ethics
violators will be reported to their organizations and blacklisted.
Standard operations for suspect issues include (but not limited to):
redundant (duplicate) publication, suspect plagiarism, suspect
fabricated data, changes in authorship before publication, suspect
ghost/guest/gift authorships, suspect undisclosed conflict of interest,
suspect ethical problems, suspect appropriated ideas or data, and
response to whistle blowers.
Publication and Authorship
Proper citations are required for all
Authors are requested to identify
financial support, if any, used in the execution of the research and
preparation of the article.
Publisher permission must be acquired
prior to submission to republish previously-published work.
Data fabrication or falsification is a
violation of publication ethics, including the manipulation of
Papers submitted to the EPPM-Journal
for possible publication should not be published previously, and
should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Accepted papers may not be published
elsewhere in any other language without the consent of the EPPM-Journal.
The corresponding author is responsible
for the paper during submission and peer review.
Authors are required to summarize a
list of changes or a rebuttal against each point raised by reviewers
All authors must have made a
significant scientific contribution to the research and approved the
Statements using real and authentic
data should be addressed in the article.
Authors are obliged to provide
retractions and corrections of mistakes.
Reviewers should objectively judge the
quality of the manuscript and show appropriate respect for the
Reviewers should have no conflicts of
interests with the article, authors, or funding institutions.
Reviewers should point out relevant
references that have not been cited.
Reviewers should treat all submissions
Editors have the responsibility and
authority to reject or accept any article.
Editors should have no conflicts of
interests with the articles, authors, or funding institutions.
Editors’ decisions to accept or reject
a paper for publication should be based only on the paper’s
importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to the journal.
Editors should publish corrections,
clarifications, retractions, or apologies when errors are found.
Editors should preserve a double-blind
review that authors and reviewers are not aware of each other's
Editors should require reviewers to
disclose any potential competing interests before agreeing to review
Editor should request reviewers not to
disclose manuscript contents.
Editors should strive to ensure that
peer review process is fair, unbiased and timely.
Editors must obey laws on
confidentiality of protecting individual data in their own
Editors should be alert to intellectual
property issues and work with their publisher to handle potential
breaches of intellectual property laws and conventions.
Editors should encourage and be willing
to consider cogent criticisms of work published in the EPPM-Journal.
Editors should respond promptly to
complaints and should ensure there is a way for dissatisfied
complainants to take complaints further.
Publishing ethics is monitored by the
editors and the editorial board.
Publications found by the journal
editor to be seriously flawed, misleading, redundant, or plagiarized
will be retracted.
To maintain academic integrity,
plagiarism software is used to check the originality of all papers
Business concerns will not be allowed
to compromise intellectual and ethical standards.
Editors should publish corrections,
clarifications, retractions, and apologies as needed.