PUBLICATION ETHICS AND PUBLICATION MALPRACTICE STATEMENT
VALUTA adopts the COPE guidelines on publication ethics.
VALUTA is committed to upholding the highest standard of publication ethics and takes all possible measures against plagiarism and any publication malpractices. This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal.
DUTIES OF REVIEWERS
The journal editors are committed to provide timely review to the authors. If a reviewer does not submit his/her report in a timely manner, the manuscript is immediately sent to another qualified reviewer.
Manuscript content is treated with a high confidentiality. The journal uses single and double blind process. Reviewers cannot discuss manuscripts with any other persons, including the authors.
Standard of objectivity
Editors and reviewers are required to evaluate manuscripts based on the content. The review comment must be respectful of authors. The reviewers are required to justify their decision and recommendation.
Acknowledgement of Sources
Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has been cited by authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published manuscript of which they have personal knowledge.
Disclosure and conflict of interest
Priviledged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscripts.
DUTIES OF AUTHORS
Publication and authorship
All persons listed as authors should qualify for authorship. Such authorship should be limited to persons who have contributed significantly to the conception, design, execution, data acquisition, data analysis or interpretation of the manuscript. All other persons who have participated in certain important aspects of the research but do not qualify as authors, then they should be acknowledged. Authorship is a responsibility of the corresponding author; he or she should ensure that all appropriate co-authors are included in the manuscript. The corresponding author, on behalf of all co-authors, should submit form (Copyright Transfer Form and Statement of Authorship) stating that all of them have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript and have agreed to submit it for publication. Request to add or remove author(s) or to arrange the author names of the accepted manuscript before it is published, must be sent to Managing Editor.
Author should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work wherever possible.
Originality and plagiarism
In publishing only original research, VALUTA is committed to deterring plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Manuscripts found with such problems are automatically rejected and authors are so advised.
Multiple, redundant, or concurrent publication
Authors should not concurrently submit the same manuscript for publishing to other journals. It is also expected that the author(s) will not publish redundant manuscripts, or manuscripts describing the same research in several publishing venues, after the initial manuscript has been accepted for publication. Simultaneous submission is considered unethical and is therefore unacceptable.
Acknowledgement of sources
Manuscript acknowledgement of the work of others is required. Author must cite publications that have led to the authors current research.
Authorship of the manuscript
Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the research reported in the manuscript.
Disclosure and conflicts of interest
All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript.
Fundamental errors in published works
When an author discovers a significant error or innaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the manuscript.
DUTIES OF EDITORS
Editors should ensure that research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
Editors should protect the confidentiality of individual information. Editors ensure the anonymity of reviewers and authors.
Editors have a duty to act if they suspect misconduct.
Editors should not simply reject manuscripts that raise concerns about possible misconduct.