Editorial Policies

The Following Policies apply to all Science Research Publishers (SRP) group journals. 

Refer to any additional guidelines established by the journal in cases where it is owned by and published on behalf of a learned society or association. Before submitting your article, please make sure you have carefully read these policies to make sure you have adhered to all the guidelines.

  1. Including the names of the authors on an article is a crucial way to acknowledge those who made a significant contribution to the work. Additionally, it guarantees accountability for those in charge of maintaining the integrity of the content.
  2. In order to credit the organizations that gave their approval, support, or encouragement for the research or scholarly work, you and your co-authors must list all pertinent affiliations.
  3. Both research and non-research articles must reference current, accurate, and verified sources of information (peer-reviewed, as necessary) to substantiate any claims they make.
  4. All authors must declare any competing interests relevant to, or which can be perceived to be relevant to the article.
  5. SRP supports a number of open data initiatives and offers a suite of data-sharing policies for journals.

Peer Review Process 

The editorial staff will initially review each article that is submitted, and if any content is missing or the correct files were not uploaded, the manuscript will be returned to the authors. If the editors initially approve the manuscript and if all required contents are listed, the manuscript will be sent out for review. 

Initially, the editorial board member handles the paper and may designate the reviewers for the submitted manuscript, or the editorial staff may do so. The editor selects one of the four reviews based on the reviewers' comments (Accept, Reject, Accept with minor revision or Accept with major revision). recommendations.

Peer reviews may be conducted in different ways by journals. Several diverse peer review models are described in our guide to understanding peer review, including:

  1. Single-anonymous peer review
  2. Double-anonymous peer review

Plagiarism

Readers respect authenticity and integrity in intellectual, peer-reviewed journal material among other things. Because of this, SRP takes plagiarism very seriously.

Research ethics and consent

All research that is published in SRP journals must have been carried out ethically and in accordance with national and international standards.

Research involving humans: All study protocols must get ethical approval from the local institutional review board (IRB) or another suitable ethics body before the study can begin to ensure it complies with local, national, and international standards for human subjects research. The manuscript must contain a statement reiterating this, together with information on the name of the ethical committee and, if available, reference or permit numbers.

Research involving animals, plants, and heritage sites: 

Vertebrate or controlled invertebrate studies, field studies, and other non-experimental animal research must have been approved by the institution's animal use and care committee or appropriate institutional ethics committee before being conducted. The conduct of research processes shall be in accordance with all applicable national or international regulations. In order to access lands for field investigations, authors must also acquire all relevant permits.