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Publication Ethics

MINAR International Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology emphasizes the importance of strict adherence to ethical policies and standards to ensure to add of high-quality research articles to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship, and the like, do arise. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submitted articles.


Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement Guidelines Editorial Duties and Responsibilities:

Publication Decisions

The editorial board is the responsible body for approving the publication of the scientific research submitted to the journal. Papers submitted to the journal are evaluated to ensure that they meet all the criteria of the publication’s terms and conditions regardless of race, gender, religious background, ethnicity, nationality, and political philosophy. What is taken into consideration is the scientific value, ethical criteria of work, scientific research integrity, language, citation and plagiarism. The editorial board panel is committed to improving the scientific sobriety of the journal through the publication of research according to their importance, clarity, originality and their accordance with the terms and conditions announced to the researchers.


Standards of Objectivity

The objective criteria in arbitration is a must and the personal judgment concerning authors is not allowed and disregarded. The arbitration must be reinforced by clear opinions and scientific arguments and it must be in accordance with the regulations and approved criteria of “publication terms” of the journal.


Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication

Researchers should not send their work to more than one journal; otherwise, it would be against the discipline of the publication. It is not permitted for researchers to submit a manuscript being evaluated to another journal that has its own policy of publication. In the case of submitting a manuscript, a researcher can retain the published material.


Human and Animals Rights

When reporting experiments on human subjects, authors should indicate whether the procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the ethical standards, the authors must explain the rationale for their approach, and demonstrate that the institutional review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. When reporting experiments on animals, authors should be asked to indicate whether the institutional and national guide for the care and use of laboratory animals was followed. 


Consent Policy: Any article that contains personal medical information about an identifiable living individual requires the patient’s explicit consent before we can publish it. We will need the patient to sign our consent form, which requires the patient to have read the article. If the patient has not seen a final version of the manuscript to be submitted to MINAR, the form must be amended to make clear what the patient has seen and that they have agreed to publication without having seen the final version of the manuscript. The consent form is available in multiple languages and the author must ensure that the form is in a language that the patient understands. When informed consent has been obtained it is indicated on the published article. If consent cannot be obtained because the patient cannot be traced, then publication will be possible only if the information can be sufficiently anonymised. Anonymisation means that neither the patient nor anyone else could identify the patient as detailed in our standard on anonymisation. A consequence of any anonymisation is likely to be the loss of information/evidence. 


Fundamental Errors in Published Works

Researcher(s) should notify the editor or the publisher in case of misstatements in the material of their manuscripts in order to do the needed corrections. When authors discover a significant error or inaccuracy in the published research, they should inform and cooperate with the editor or the publisher of the journal in order to undo or correct their researches.

For more information about documented practices in several areas for publication ethics, please click HERE