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Publication Ethics

AWER-Center Journals requires all authors to adhere to the ethical standards as prescribed by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which take privacy issues seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information.

Authorship

Inclusions of a person who do not meet authorship requirement or the exclusion of a person who meets the requirement is a violation of this publication ethics.

Originality

In order to avoid ethical violations, all journals published by AWER - Center are committed to only publishing original material that was not published before, except in the form of an abstract or proceedings-type publication (including electronic preprints and discussion papers), or that is considered for publication elsewhere. Authors have to agree on that in a consent form.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism means the use of any material and ideas developed or created by another person without acknowledging the original source. To avoid any form of plagiarism, each manuscript newly submitted to the journal will be checked regarding plagiarism using iThenticate. The decision on whether a manuscript should be rejected because of fraud or should proceed to the peer-review process rests with the handling editor. The similarity reports are also made available to referees.

Duplicate Manuscript

"Duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published, without clear, visible reference to the previous publication"

Citation Manipulation

Only the relevant citations should be used in manuscripts. Addition of references which are not relevant to the work is strongly discouraged. Irrelevant self citation to increase one’s citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles for the sole purpose of “increasing” the articles’ citation is unethical. Unnecessary citation of articles from a particular journal to “increase” the journals citation is unethical.