The statements below explain the ethical behavior of all parties involved in the act of publishing an in BIOPROCESS, including the authors, the editors, the peer reviewer and the publisher:
- Authors must confirm that the manuscript to be submitted is original and is not under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- All authors mentioned in the paper must have significantly contributed to the research.
- Authors must notify the editors if there are any conflicts of interest.
- Authors must identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscript.
- Authors must report any errors found in their published paper to the editors.
- Authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes.
- Editors have the responsibility and authority to reject or accept a manuscript.
- Editors are responsible for the overall quality of the publication and make corrections when needed.
- Editors should consider the needs of the authors and the readers when attempting to improve the publication.
- Editors should guarantee the quality of the papers and the integrity of the academic record.
- Editors should base their decisions solely on the papers’ importance, originality, clarity, and relevance to publication’s scope.
- Editors should keep the anonymity of the reviewers.
- Editors should ensure that all research materials to be published conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
- If suspecting any misconduct in published or unpublished paper, editors should take action in obtaining resolutions to the problem.
- Editors should not reject manuscripts solely based on suspicions; a proof of misconduct must be obtained.
- Editors should not allow any conflicts of interest between staff, authors, reviewers and board members.
- Reviewers should keep the confidentiality of all information stated on manuscripts.
- Reviewers should be objective in conducting the paper review
- Reviewers should express their views clearly with supporting arguments
- Reviewers should inform the Editor-in-Chief of any similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
- Reviewers should not review manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.
- Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors.