The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal reflects the quality of the work of the author with the institution concerned. Therefore, it is important for peer-reviewed journals to have ethical standards for all parties involved in publishing: authors, journal editors, peer reviewers, and publishers. WIGA is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprints and / or other commercial revenues do not affect or influence editorial decisions. In addition, WIGA will assist in communication with other journals and / or publishers if this is needed for editors.
Duties of the Authors
The author of the original research report must present an accurate report of the work carried out as well as an objective discussion of its significance. The underlying data must be accurately represented in the paper. A paper must contain sufficient details and references to enable others to replicate the work. "Statements that are deceptive or intentionally inaccurate are unethical and unacceptable behavior". Professional publications and articles must also be accurate and objective, and editorial opinions must be clearly identified.
A writer should not, in general, publish a text that basically describes the same research in more than one journal or major publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal simultaneously is an unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior. Information obtained privately, such as in conversations, correspondence, or discussions with third parties, may not be used or reported without written and explicit permission from the source. Writing must be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the study reported, and see and approve the final version of the paper and agree to submit it for publication.
All authors must disclose in their manuscripts any financial conflicts or other substantive interests. When a writer finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the duty of the author to immediately notify the chief editor of WIGA and work with the editor to retract or repair the paper.
The authors must ensure that they have written the original work in full, and if the author has used the work and / or words of others that this has been quoted or quoted correctly. Plagiarism takes many forms, from 'graduating' other people's papers as the author's own paper, to copying or paraphrasing important parts of other papers (without attribution), to claim the results of research conducted by others. Plagiarism in all its forms is unethical and unacceptable publishing behavior.
Writing must be limited to those who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, implementation, or interpretation of the research reported. All people who have made significant contributions must be registered as co-authors (so that means that the manuscript has at least author and co-author). Where there are other people who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they must be recognized or registered as contributors. The appropriate author must ensure that all suitable co-authors and no co-authors are improperly included on paper, and that all co-authors have seen and agreed to the final version of the paper and have agreed to submit it for publication.
When a writer finds significant errors or inaccuracies in his self-published work, it is the duty of the author to immediately notify the journal editor or publisher and work with the editor to retract or repair the paper. If the editor or publisher knows from a third party that a published work contains significant errors, it is the duty of the author to immediately withdraw or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor about the correctness of the original paper.
Duties of the Editors
The editor is responsible for deciding which articles are submitted to journals that must be reviewed and published. The validation of the work in question and its importance for researchers and readers must always encourage that decision. . Editor in chief must seriously prevent defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor must evaluate the manuscript for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, ethnic origin, citizenship or political philosophy of the author.
Any editor and editorial staff may not disclose any information about the manuscript sent to anyone other than the appropriate author, reviewers, prospective reviewers, other editorial advisors and publishers, as appropriate. Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted text may not be used in the editor's own research without the author's written consent. Special information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain.
Editors must resign from considering the manuscript where they have a conflict of interest. The editor must ask all contributors to disclose relevant competing interests and issue corrections if competing interests are disclosed after publication. If necessary, other appropriate actions must be taken, such as publication of revocation or disclosure of concern. An editor must take reasonably responsive steps when ethical complaints have been submitted regarding the manuscript submitted or the paper published. Every act of unethical publishing behavior reported must be seen, even though it was discovered many years after publication.
Duties of the Reviewers
Peer reviews help the editor in chief in making editorial decisions and editorial communication with the author. Any selected referee who feels he is not eligible to review the research reported in a manuscript, or knows that a quick review is not possible, must notify the editor in chief and excuse himself from the review process. Each text received for review must be treated as a confidential document.
The review must be carried out objectively. Personal writer's inappropriate criticism. Referees must express their views clearly with supporting arguments. Each statement that observations, derivations, or previously reported arguments must be accompanied by relevant citations. The reviewer must also draw the attention of the editor in chief of the substantial or overlapping similarities between the manuscripts considered and other published papers which have personal knowledge. Unpublished material disclosed in the submitted text may not be used in the reviewers' own research without the written consent of the author. Special information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal gain. Reviewers may not consider texts where they have a conflict of interest.