Publisher Policy

Publisher Policies

Handling of unethical publishing behavior
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication, or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the prompt publication of an erratum, clarification, or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.

Access to journal content
The publisher is committed to the permanent availability and preservation of scholarly research and ensures accessibility by partnering with organizations and maintaining our own digital archive. For details on journal's archiving policy, please click here

Complaints and Appeals

We strive to provide high-quality content and services to our readers and authors. If you have any concerns or complaints regarding an article published in our Journal, we have a clear and transparent process for handling complaints and appeals, as per COPE's Core Practice guidance.

If you wish to make a complaint regarding a published article, please contact us here. We will acknowledge your complaint and assign it to an appropriate person or committee for investigation and resolution. We will keep you informed of the progress of the investigation and aim to provide you with a response within a reasonable timeframe.

The person or committee assigned to investigate the complaint will review the article and related materials and communicate with you, the author(s), and any other relevant parties. The investigation will be conducted thoroughly, objectively, and in a timely manner.

Once the investigation is complete, we will provide you with a clear and concise explanation of the outcome of the investigation and any actions that were taken as a result. If the complaint is found to be valid, we will take appropriate corrective action, such as issuing a correction, retraction, or apology.

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the investigation, you have the right to appeal the decision. Please contact us here to initiate the appeals process. Your appeal will be reviewed by an independent person or committee who was not involved in the original investigation.

We value your feedback and are committed to continuous improvement. If you have any questions or concerns regarding our complaints and appeals process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Allegations of research misconduct

Allegations of research misconduct are taken seriously by our journal. We follow the guidelines provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure a fair, impartial, and confidential investigation process. This includes seeking advice from experts in the relevant field to ensure that any investigation is conducted in accordance with scientific standards and norms.

Our process includes providing due process to all parties involved in an investigation of research misconduct, including the accused researcher and any affected co-authors. We ensure that any investigation is carried out in a timely manner and that any findings are communicated to all parties involved as soon as possible.

If research misconduct is found to have occurred, we take appropriate action, which may include retraction of the article, correction of the record, and notification of relevant parties, such as funders or employers.

We are committed to promoting good research practices and preventing research misconduct by providing education and training for authors, reviewers, and editors.

We strive to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct in research and follow COPE's Core Practice guidance in handling allegations of research misconduct.

Conflicts of Interest

The Journal adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and has established policies to manage potential conflicts of interest for all authors, reviewers, and editors involved in the publication process.

All authors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the interpretation or reporting of their research findings. Examples of potential conflicts of interest include financial interests, relationships with industry or organizations, and academic or personal connections that may bias the research or its outcomes

In addition, all reviewers and editors involved in the peer review process are required to disclose any conflicts of interest that may affect their ability to provide an unbiased assessment of the manuscript. The Journal has established procedures to manage conflicts of interest and ensure that the review process is fair and impartial.

The Journal's policies on conflicts of interest are in line with COPE’s Core Practice guidance, which provides best practices for publishers to manage and disclose conflicts of interest. These policies are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that they remain current and relevant to the research community’s evolving needs.

Post-publication discussions

We encourage readers to share their thoughts and opinions on published articles by commenting on them. Your comments can help further the scientific discussion and promote transparency in research. All comments will be moderated to ensure that they are relevant and respectful. Please note that comments that contain inappropriate content, personal attacks, or spam will not be approved.

Corrections and Retractions:
If you have identified any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in a published article, please contact us for Corrections and Retractions. We take the accuracy and integrity of our published articles seriously and will work with the authors to rectify any errors in a timely and transparent manner.

Letters to the Editor:
If you would like to express your opinions or concerns about a published article, we welcome you to submit a letter to the editor. Please use the Letters to the Editor form to submit your letter. All letters will be moderated to ensure that they are relevant, and respectful, and add value to the scientific discussion.

Journal's policies on corrections and retractions

We take our commitment to research integrity very seriously and strive to maintain the highest standards of ethical publishing. As part of this commitment, our journal has clear policies and procedures in place for correcting and retracting published articles in cases of errors, fraud, or other ethical concerns. These policies are in line with the Core Practice guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), an internationally recognized organization that sets standards for ethical publishing.

If a published article contains minor errors, such as typographical errors, the author may submit an erratum or corrigendum that will be published online and linked to the original article. In the case of major errors, such as significant errors in data, calculations, or conclusions, the Journal will publish a formal correction notice that describes the error and its impact on the conclusions of the article.

Articles may be retracted if they contain serious errors or if they are found to be fraudulent or unethical. The editor-in-chief initiates the retraction process, who will notify the author(s) of the concerns, and give them an opportunity to respond. If the concerns are verified, the Journal will publish a formal retraction notice that describes the reason for retraction and includes a link to the original article. A retraction means that the article is considered to be null and void, and its findings should not be used or cited. The retraction notice will remain online alongside the original article to ensure transparency and accountability.

Other Revenue

As a governmental university journal, we do not charge author fees or generate revenue through subscriptions or advertising. Our journal is supported by the university, and our publishing costs are covered by our institution.

We do not receive any sponsorships or subsidies from external organizations or institutions. The journal is not affiliated with any commercial entities or special interest groups.
We do not offer reprints, supplements, or special issues for sale. Our focus is solely on publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research articles and promoting academic excellence.
Our editorial decision-making is independent and not influenced by any external factors. We evaluate all manuscripts based on their scientific merit, quality, and relevance to our readers.
We are committed to maintaining transparency in our operations and encourage feedback from our readers and authors.


Journal values the integrity and objectivity of the research and publications we provide to our readers. As such, we do not accept any form of advertising in our Journal

Our Journal's editorial team is committed to maintaining a high standard of editorial integrity and avoiding any potential conflicts of interest that may arise from accepting advertising. We believe that this policy reinforces our commitment to providing our readers with the most objective and unbiased research and publications.
Therefore, we do not consider any type of advertisement, including but not limited to products, services, and events related to our Journal's subject matter. Additionally, we do not link any advertisements to our content or reader behavior nor do we display any advertisements randomly on our website.

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