Submitted manuscripts may be submitted with ‘Certificate of Originality’ for plagiarism check in order to detect instances of overlapping and similar text.
Authors should ensure that all researched work submitted is original, fully referenced and that all authors are represented accurately.
Openly disclose the source of all data and third-party material, including previously published work by the authors themselves.
Fully correspond and comply with the editor and publisher in any requests for source data, proof of authorship or originality in a timely manner, providing reasonable explanation for discrepancies or failures to disclose vital information.
The submitted work has not been published before (except in the form of an abstract or as part of a published lecture, review or thesis) – or the work is not under consideration elsewhere - that copyright has not been breached in seeking its publication – i.e., the publication has been approved by all co-authors and responsible authorities at the institute or organization where the work has been carried out.