As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will has difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times.  Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Publishing Ethics

The AMEC journal is committed to maintaining the content published

The AMEC journal has a Conflict of Interest policy in place

The AMEC journal acts based on the rules of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). The subscribes to COPE on how to deal with acts of misconduct thereby committing to investigate allegations of misconduct in order to ensure the integrity of manuscript.  Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)

The Journal is committed to meeting and upholding standards of ethical behavior at all stages of the publication process. We follow Publication Ethics (COPE), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices in order to meet these requirements

The journal may use plagiarism detection software to screen the submissions by Crossref software. Online plagiarism checker softwares are used to detect similarities between the submitted manuscripts and other published papers. The COPE guidelines on plagiarism used for manuscript with plagiarism.

The peer review processes in AMEC Journal is Double Blind process.

Publishing Ethical Rule

A-Publication ethics expectations

  Editors’ responsibilities

  • To act in a balanced, objective and fair way while carrying out their expected duties, without discrimination on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, ethnic or geographical origin of the authors.
  • To handle submissions for sponsored supplements or special issues in the same way as other submissions, so that articles are considered and accepted solely on their academic merit and without commercial influence.
  • To adopt and follow reasonable procedures in the event of complaints of an ethical or conflict nature, in accordance with the policies and procedures of the Society where appropriate. To give authors a reasonable opportunity to respond to any complaints. All complaints should be investigated no matter when the original publication was approved. Documentation associated with any such complaints should be retained.

  Reviewers’ responsibilities

  • To contribute to the decision-making process, and to assist in improving the quality of the published paper by reviewing the manuscript objectively, in a timely manner
  • To maintain the confidentiality of any information supplied by the editor or author. To not retain or copy the manuscript.
  • To alert the editor to any published or submitted content that is substantially similar to that under review. 
  • To be aware of any potential conflicts of interest (financial, institutional, collaborative or other relationships between the reviewer and author) and to alert the editor to these, if necessary withdrawing their services for that manuscript.

  Authors’ responsibilities

  • To maintain accurate records of data associated with their submitted manuscript, and to supply or provide access to these data, on reasonable request. Where appropriate and where allowed by employer, funding body and others who might have an interest, to deposit data in a suitable repository or storage location, for sharing and further use by others. All authors have significantly contributed to the research.
  • To confirm/assert that the manuscript as submitted is not under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere. Where portions of the content overlap with published or submitted content, to acknowledge and cite those sources. Additionally, to provide the editor with a copy of any submitted manuscript that might contain overlapping or closely related content. Forbidden to publish same research in more than one journal. Authors are obliged to participate in peer review process.
    • To confirm that all the work in the submitted manuscript is original and to acknowledge and cite content reproduced from other sources. To obtain permission to reproduce any content from other sources.
    • Authors should ensure that any studies involving human or animal subjects conform to national, local and institutional laws and requirements (e.g. WMA Declaration of Helsinki, NIH Policy on Use of laboratory Animals, EU Directive on Use of Animals) and confirm that approval has been sought and obtained where appropriate. Authors should obtain express permission from human subjects and respect their privacy.
    • To declare any potential conflicts of interest (e.g. where the author has a competing interest (real or apparent) that could be considered or viewed as exerting an undue influence on his or her duties at any stage during the publication process).
    • To notify promptly the journal editor or publisher if a significant error in their publication is identified. To cooperate with the editor and publisher to publish an erratum, addendum, corrigendum notice, or to retract the paper, where this is deemed necessary. All authors are obliged to provide retractions or corrections of mistakes

 

 B- Method for dealing with unethical behavior

 Identification of unethical behavior

  • Misconduct and unethical behavior may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor and publisher at any time, by anyone.
  • Misconduct and unethical behavior may include, but need not be limited to, examples as outlined above. 
  • Whoever informs the editor or publisher of such conduct should provide sufficient information and evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. All allegations should be taken seriously and treated in the same way, until a successful decision or conclusion is reached.

 Investigation

  • An initial decision should be taken by the editor, who should consult with or seek advice from the publisher, if appropriate.
  • Evidence should be gathered, while avoiding spreading any allegations beyond those who need to know.

 Minor breaches

  • Minor misconduct might be dealt with without the need to consult more widely. In any event, the author should be given the opportunity to respond to any allegations.

 Serious breaches

  • Serious misconduct might require that the employers of the accused be notified. The editor, in consultation with the publisher or Society as appropriate, should make the decision whether or not to involve the employers, either by examining the available evidence themselves or by further consultation with a limited number of experts.  

 Outcomes

  • Informing or educating the author or reviewer where there appears to be a misunderstanding or misapplication of acceptable standards.
  • A more strongly worded letter to the author or reviewer covering the misconduct and as a warning to future behavior.
  • Publication of a formal notice detailing the misconduct.
  • Publication of an editorial detailing the misconduct.
  • A formal letter to the head of the author’s or reviewer’s department or funding agency.
  • Formal retraction or withdrawal of a publication from the journal, in conjunction with informing the head of the author or reviewer’s department, Abstracting & Indexing services and the readership of the publication.
  • Imposition of a formal embargo on contributions from an individual for a defined period.
  • Reporting the case and outcome to a professional organization or higher authority for further investigation and action.

C- Author Declaration

The conflicts of interest and significant financial contributions of manuscripts follow by editor or editorial team of AMECJ. We wish to confirm that there are no known conflicts of interest associated with publication and there has been no significant financial support for presented work that could have influenced its outcome. AMECJ confirms that the manuscript has been read and approved by all named authors and that there are no other persons who satisfied the criteria for authorship but are not listed. We further confirm that the order of authors listed in the manuscript has been approved by all of us. AMECJ confirms that we have given due consideration to the protection of intellectual property associated with this work and that there are no impediments to publication, including the timing of publication, with respect to intellectual property. In so doing we confirm that we have followed the regulations of our institutions concerning intellectual property. AMECJ further confirms that any aspect of the work covered in this manuscript that has involved either experimental animals or human patients has been conducted with the ethical approval of all relevant bodies and that such approvals are acknowledged within the manuscript (Pls see the author declaration form).

D- Conflict of Interest

Transparency and objectivity are essential in scientific research and the peer review process. When an investigator, author, editor, or reviewer has a financial/personal interest or belief that could affect his/her objectivity, or inappropriately influence his/her actions, a potential conflict of interest exists. Such relationships are also known as dual commitments, competing interests, or competing loyalties. The most obvious conflicts of interest are financial relationships such as:

  1. Direct: employment, stock ownership, grants, patents.
  2. Indirect: honoraria, consultancies to sponsoring organizations, mutual fund ownership, paid expert testimony.
  3. Undeclared financial conflicts may seriously undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and the science itself.
  4. A relative who works at the company whose product the researcher is evaluating.
  5. A self-serving stake in the research results.
  6. Personal beliefs that are in direct conflict with the topic he/she is researching.

E-Ethics in Research & Publication (AMECJ)

Plagiarism and research fraud can threaten not only the integrity of the science, but also editor and journal. An understanding of the ethical boundaries and "rules" is paramount to ensuring your work. Therefore, the Ethics in Research & Publication Program was created for early-career researchers by journal and an independent panel of experts, well-versed in ethical issues and how to solve them.

F- Journal Publishing Agreement

Assignment of copyright is a summary of Journal publishing agreement, and in the future, Journal publishing agreement will be accomplished. We hereby assign to the copyright owner, the copyright in the manuscript identified to open access based on Creative Commons license (CC-BY). All of tables, illustrations or other material submitted for publication as part of the manuscript. Owner the exclusive right to publish and reproduce the article, or any part of the article, in print, electronic and all other media (whether now known or later developed), in any form, in all languages, throughout the world, for the full term of copyright, and the right to license others to do the same, effective when the article is accepted for publication. Articles may sometimes be accepted for publication but later rejected in the publication process, even in some cases after public posting in “Articles in Press” form, in which case all rights will revert to the author.

G- Author Representations

  • I have submitted an original article to the journal for review and has not been previously published.
  • The article was not submitted for review to another journal while under review by this journal and will not be submitted to any other journal.
  • The supplemental materials do not infringe any copyright.
  • I have obtained written permission from copyright owners from copyrighted works
  • Except as expressly set out in this Journal Publishing Agreement, the Article is not subject to any prior rights or licenses.

H-License Agreement

By submitting an article in AMEC journal, authors are asked to indicate their agreement to abide by an open access Creative Commons license (CC-BY). Based on this license, authors retain ownership of the copyright of their articles. Articles in AMEC Journal are published open access under a CC BY license (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license). This license allows readers to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to alter, transform, or build upon the material, including for commercial use, providing the original author is credited. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

I- Medical Ethic

All investigators should ensure that the planning conduct and reporting of human research such as blood, serum and tissue are in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration as revised in 2013 (https://www.wma.net/policies-post/wma-declaration-of-helsinkiethical-principles-for-medical-research-involving- ansubjects/). All authors should seek approval to conduct research from an independent local, regional, or national review body (e.g., ethics committee, institutional review board). If doubt exists whether the research was conducted in accordance with the Helsinki Declaration, the authors must explain in manuscript the rationale for their approach and demonstrate that the local, regional, or national review body explicitly approved the doubtful aspects of the study. Patients have a right to privacy that should not be violated without informed consent. Identifying information, including names, initials, or hospital numbers, should not be published in written descriptions, photographs, or pedigrees unless the information is essential for scientific purposes and the patient gives written informed consent for publication.

J -Simultaneous Submission

Authors have an obligation to make sure their paper is based on original–never before published–research. Intentionally, submitting or re-submitting work for duplicate publication is considered a breach of publishing ethics. Note, these authors introduce to important journal as a black list authors. In summary, articles submitted for publication must be original and must not have been submitted to any other publication. At the time of submission, authors must disclose any details of related papers (also when in a different language), similar papers in press, and translations.

Copyright Form (JOURNAL PUBLISHING AGREEMENT)

This form must be completed and sent by online submission of manuscript to journal

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Declaration form

Authors must be confirmed the conflicts of interest to their work. Declaration form sent by online submission of manuscript to journal

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