Publication Ethics

The publication of an article in the Journal of Applied geophysics could be an essential step in the development of a coherent and respected network of scientific knowledge. It is thus important to agree upon defined standards of expected ethical behaviour upon article submission. So, The Academy of scientific research, the Egyptian Knowledge Bank and the Journal of Applied geophysics are committed to maintaining high standards through rigorous peer review along with strict ethical policies. Any violations of professional ethical rules, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, false claims to authorship, should be taken seriously by the editors, without any tolerance.

1- Authors Every author must meet, for conducting his/her research paper, the following general research ethics:

1.1.Honesty – authors should honestly report data, research methods, and procedures, results, and publication status. Never falsify, fabricate or misrepresent data.

2.1.Objectivity – always aim to avoid biases in data analysis and interpretation and all other aspects of research.

3.1.Integrity – do not act contrary to your promises and agreements.

4.1. Carefulness avoid negligence and making careless errors. Ensure that you carefully and critically scrutinize your work as well as the work of your friends. It is always good to keep the records for every research activity.

5.1.Respecting intellectual property – always respect copyrights, any type of intellectual property. And never use unreleased data, methods, or results without consent. Never plagiarize.

6.1.Conflicts of Interest Authors should be aware of a possible Conflict of Interest. In such a case authors can still take responsibility for the accuracy of their paper but must inform the reader with an appropriate statement in the Acknowledgements.

2- Peer-Reviewers

Reviewers should be asked at the time they are asked to critique a manuscript if they have conflicts of interest that could complicate their review. Reviewers must disclose to editors any conflicts of interest that could bias their opinions of the manuscript and should recuse themselves from reviewing specific manuscripts if the potential for bias exists. Reviewers must not use knowledge of the work they’re reviewing before its publication to further their own interests.

3- Editors and Journal Staff

Editors who make final decisions about manuscripts should recuse themselves from editorial decisions if they have conflicts of interest or relationships that pose potential conflicts related to articles under consideration. Other editorial staff members who participate in editorial decisions must provide editors with a current description of their financial interests or other conflicts (as they might relate to editorial judgments) and recuse themselves from any decisions in which a conflict of interest exists. Editorial staff must not use information gained through working with manuscripts for private gain. Editors should publish regular disclosure statements about potential conflicts of interest related to their own commitments and those of their journal staff. Guest editors should follow these same procedures.
Research in Oncology journal has a strict policy against plagiarism. All submitted manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using professional plagiarism-checking software. Submitted manuscripts with an unacceptable similarity index resulting from plagiarism are rejected immediately.