Articles submitted to Egyptian journal of Agronematology must adhere with the ethical guidelines provided by the COPE (Committee of Publications Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/). The author should be aware of the major ethical issues before submitting and publishing the manuscript. The following are problems in the ethics of publication that every author should be familiar with.
Articles submitted must not include published contents (except in the form of an abstract or as part of an academic thesis) or be currently under consideration for publication in another journal at the time of submission.
Data Fabrication and Falsification
Authors must be sure that all data in submitted article is clear and accurate. Submitted manuscripts that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, including the manipulation of images, will incur data fabrication and falsification sanctions and the submission will be immediately rejected and necessary actions will be taken.
Manuscripts that are found to have been plagiarized from a manuscript by other author(s), will not be accepted. The similarities to other published articles will be checked by crosscheck against a giant database of published articles before reviewing process. Corrected articles will be verified once again to ensure that they do not have plagiarism issues. The reuse of own work (data or words) without proper citation is considered as self-plagiarism.
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations whose primary purpose is to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will not be accepted.
Redundant publications involve the inappropriate division of study outcomes into several articles.
Ethical Responsibilities Standards
Evaluate manuscripts without any kind of discrimination grounded on race, gender, geographical origin, religious or political beliefs.
Handle regular as well as special issue submissions following the same standards, without any commercial influence, focusing mainly on the quality of the presented material.
Ensure that submitted manuscript remains confidential while under review.
Publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when required.
Entrust reviewers with a high level of responsibility.
Handling Reviewer Misconduct
Editors may receive complaints from authors about reviewer misconduct. Forward those complaints to editorial @nemasociety.com to be investigated and dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Editorial Board is responsible for a decision to publish manuscript submitted to the Egyptian Journal of Agronematology.
Provide journals with accurate personal affiliations and professional information.
Share the responsibility of the decision making in the reviewing process with the aim of improving the published papers and ensuring their quality.
Commit to carry out their fair share of review within the relevant time.
Respect the confidentiality of the manuscripts they handle during the peer review process.
Be able to discover the similarity between the new submitted manuscripts and those that are already published or under review and report such issues to the responsible editor.
Declare any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, and collaborative) that could bias their opinions of the manuscript, and should disqualify themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if they believe it appropriate.
Reviews and reviewer comments should be held confidentially.
Decisions and judgment should be constructive.
Reviewers must not give any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone.
Reviewers should point out relevant published work which is not yet cited.
Submission of a manuscript implies that the work is original and has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract or as part of an academic thesis) or under consideration for publication elsewhere.
Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript. Authors of original research should provide an accurate presentation of the work carried out, a discussion of the significance of the work in context with previous works, and should contain sufficient experimental detail to allow others to replicate the work.
Authorship should be limited to those persons who have made a significant contribution to the work in terms of conception, design, experimental implementation, and data analysis and interpretation. All persons making significant contributions should be included as co-authors. Please note that changes to authorship cannot be made after acceptance of a manuscript
Declaration of interest
Authors should disclose any financial support or other conflicts of interest that may be construed as influencing the data.
Authors have an obligation to correct mistakes once they discover a significant error or inaccuracy in their published article. The author(s) is/are requested to contact the journal editor and explain in what sense the error is impacting the article. A decision on how to correct the literature will depend on the nature of the error. This may be a correction or a retraction. The retraction note should provide transparency in which parts of the article are impacted by the error.
Cooperation with peer review process
The authors are required to cooperate with the peer review process and submit the required data and clarifications. The authors need to revise the manuscript and resubmit.
Acknowledgment of sources
Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.