Publishing Ethics and Malpractice Statement

By submitting a manuscript authors certify that their manuscripts are their original work, that the manuscript is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere, and that they have identified all sources used in the creation of their manuscript. Submitted manuscripts may be subject to checks to detect instances of plagiarism.

All manuscripts are double-blind peer-reviewed using a standard manuscript review form. Reviewers perform work on a volunteer basis; they are obligated to disclose to Editor any conflicts of interest, keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential, and evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content. Reviewers should argue their statements and personal criticism is not permitted.

The final decision for the publication of a submitted manuscript is the responsibility of the Editors. The Editors should confer with the members of the Editorial Board in making this decision. All submissions will receive an answer from the editors, either if the manuscript is rejected or accepted for publication. Manuscripts should be processed in less than 6 months from the date of submission.

Authors, Editors and Reviewers should follow guidelines and standards developed by the
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

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