Statements and Policies
Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
The MERAA Policies and Statements are based on the guidelines and standards developed and published by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). All documents are available free of charge on COPE website (http://publicationethics.org/).
Submitted manuscripts for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed: both the reviewer and author identities are concealed from the reviewers, and vice versa throughout the peer review process.
The MERAA is peer-reviewed, open access scientific journal. Articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0). Submitting your paper author(s) agrees with these terms and accepted the Journal License to Publish.
All published content is freely available without charges or technical bariers to the users. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.
- Author attest that paper is their own, original and unpublished work, an author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.
- Author guarantee that the manuscript it has not been copied or plagiarised (in whole or in part); a paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work; any used information resources (phrases, data, images, …) must be appropriately cited or quoted.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the manuscript content and all those who made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors.
- All sources of support (financial and technical) and details thereof should be named in the acknowledgements section. These include grants, honoraria, industrial, academic and editing support.
- When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
- Editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published.
- Editor will accept and evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethics origin, political philosophy, religious belief or sexual orientation of the authors.
- Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than stakeholders.
- Unpublished manuscripts or materials must not be used in an editors own research.
- Manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
- Privileged information or ideas obtained by reviewers through peer review process must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage.
- Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate, review should be conducted objectively and all suggestions and comments should be followed with supporting arguments.
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