Scholars Report supports the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) . We follow its Best Practice Guidelines and abide by its Code of Conduct for dealing with potential cases of misconduct. We expect our authors to comply with best practice in publication ethics, particularly with regard to authorship, competing interests, compliance with standards of research ethics, falsification and fabrication of data, redundant publication, plagiarism, figure manipulation and dual submission.
If we find conclusive evidence of misconduct, we will take steps to correct the scientific record, which may include issuing a correction or retraction.
Any concerns about the above should be addressed to the editorial office at email@example.com
Authorship (author contribution or attribution): Submitting authors have to agree to all terms of publication laws and ethics while submitting the manuscript. Statement of responsibility should be included which describes the responsibility of each author in the manuscript. A significant contribution must have made by each listed authors. We encourage to list everyone who made significant contribution (contribution of laboratory technicians and students must be appreciated and accredited).
Images and Figures: We ask our authors to take care not to submit manuscripts containing previously published images or figures, unless express, written permission from the copyright holder to republish under a CC-BY or CC0 license (as applicable) has been obtained. Images, video, and other materials previously published under a public domain, CC-BY, or CC0 license do not require such permission to be obtained.
Redundant publications (or 'salami' publications): It means when an author publishes similar manuscript with the same experiment or with minor changes to pre-existing work of his. Scholars Report does not encourage such practice, and readers also likely to pay less attention to such work.
Plagiarism: When authors take ideas and work of someone else's and present as his own, such practice is unfair and dishonest, and it is considered plagiarism. A proper citation should be given if author is taking even one sentence from someone else's manuscript, or even from one of his previously published papers.
Fabrication and falsification: Fabrication is when researchers made up data but did not do study and falsification are when researcher do the work but alter the original data. Scholars Report does not endorse such practice and consider it unethical.
Competing financial interests: Corresponding author must declare any competing financial interests in relation to the work described to maintain transparency.
Confidentiality and pre-publicity: Scholars Report keeps details of submitted manuscript confidential. We do not comment on the manuscript which is under consideration or rejected. Editors and reviewer identity is kept confidential throughout the process of reviewing or editing. Editors and reviewer are not allowed to share or discuss manuscript with the third party.