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Publication Ethics

Journal of Agriculture and Food follows the publication ethics and malpractice policies as outlined by committee on publication ethics (Committee on Publication Ethics, COPE) (publicationethics.org). Adherence to the regulations on publication ethics by all of involved in publication process provides protection of authors’ intellectual property right, credibility of a journal in the eyes of international scientific community and excludes the possibility of illegal use of author’s materials for benefits of particular persons. The reviewing and publication processes of the Journal of Agriculture and Food follow the following recommendations:
Publication decision
Publication decision will always be based on the originality of the research and importance to readers and researchers. The Editor will not be involved in the decision about the paper, in which he/she has a conflict of interest. The Editor will be guided by the journal policies under the umbrella of COPE, and will be responsible for final decision. Editor will be assisted by associate editors or reviewers to reach final decision.
Fair play
The Editor will assess submitted manuscript on academic merit solely, regardless of authors’ ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, nationality or political views.
Confidentiality
The Editor, the Editorial Board members and Editorial staff are responsible for not disclosing of any information about the submitted manuscript to anyone except authors, referees, editorial board adviser and publisher.
Disclosure and Conflict of interests
Unpublished data from submitted manuscripts must not be used by the Editor, the Editorial Board members or Editorial staff for personal advantage or be transferred to third parties (without written consent of the authors).
The Editor will not publish the materials if the submitted material was found to be plagiarized, fabricated and falsified. Accepted papers are published under Open Access route, authors’ copyrights are reserved.
Complaints during peer review process
The Journal of Agriculture and Food welcomes complaints from authors and will try our best to solve complaints and improve the policies for satisfaction of authors. Authors may send complaints to editor ([email protected]) and members of advisory board of Journal of Agriculture and Food.
Complaints may arise due to
1. unhappiness or dissatisfaction regarding the publication and policies of the journal.
2. Long delay in publication or replies related to the author.
3. The complaint may also be about the decision of the editorial board member or editor regarding the manuscripts of the author.
4. May be about the rude responses or a misjudgment of the editorial board member.
We aware about following misconducts could arise during peer review
1. Complaints from the author.
2. Complaints about plagiarism.
3. Duplicate publication or submitting the article to various journal at the same time.
4. Research results misappropriations.
5. Complaints regarding the research errors and fraud.
6. Violations of research standards.
7. Conflicts of interest.
8. Bias behavior of reviewers.