G- Journal of Environmental Science and Technology (GJEST) publishes articles of high scientific quality and of public trust in scientific finding. GJEST expects their authors, reviewers and editors to maintain the highest ethical standards when conducting research, submitting papers and throughout the peer-review process. Articles conflicting with publication ethics and malpractices will be removed from the publication if detected at any time. Scientific misconduct and violation of publishing ethics should be avoided. Therefore, it is important to avoid:
1. Data fabrication/falsification– including fabrication (without actual study, the researcher faked the research data) and falsification (manipulating research data, tables or images)
2. Plagiarism- Copying the idea and work of someone else’s manuscript without giving them credit is unethical. Even copying from your own previously published work without proper citation is considered plagiarism. Authors must use their own words instead.
3. Multiple Submission- The manuscript has not been sent to another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
4. Authorship Conflict– Purposely misrepresenting an author’s relationship with published work.
5. Duplicate or Redundant Publication– This means submitting many papers which are based on the same experiment. Combining all results into one robust paper is more likely to be of interest. Redundant Publications are likely to be rejected by the Editor.
6. Improper author contribution or attribution- Authorship should be meant to only those authors who have given significant scientific contribution in the manuscript. It should not be “gifted” to anyone who did not contribute to the manuscript.
COMPLIANCE WITH ETHICAL STANDARDS
The authors need to ensure that the principles of ethical and professional conduct have been followed, it is required to include the information regarding sources of funding, potential conflicts of interest (financial or non-financial), informed consent if the research involved human participants, and a statement on the welfare of animals if the research involving animals.
If applicable, authors need to include the following statements:
• Disclosure of potential conflicts of interest
• Research involving Human Participants and/or Animals
• Informed consent
The Editors reserve the right to reject manuscripts that do not abide by the above-mentioned guidelines and the author will be solely responsible for false statements.