Publication Ethics

Journal of Animal Environment is not a member of the Committee of Publication Ethics. Ethic statements of the Journal of Animal Environment are based on COPE's (Committee on Publication Ethics) best practice guidelines for journal editors.

Authors' Duties:
When an author submits a manuscript to JAE, the manuscript should be original and has not been previously published or under review by other journals.  
If the authors have used the work/and or words of others, it must be appropriately cited or quoted. The corresponding author is responsible for co-authors whether they have any conflict of interest to declare. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors are included on the article, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the article and have agreed to its submission to the Journal for its publication.
Any type of plagiarism is unacceptable and is considered unethical publishing behavior. Such manuscripts will be rejected. 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.
The corresponding author has the right to withdraw the article at any stage prior to its publication in the journal.

Editors' Duties:
The editor-in-chief has complete responsibility and authority to accept, reject or request modifications to the manuscript based on the reviewers’ and relevant editor’s evaluation of the manuscript and the policies of the journal editorial board.
Originality and quality of the paper, clarity of presentation, and relevance to the publication's scope should be the only sole characteristics for accepting or rejecting any manuscript. Rejections should not be made based on suspicions. Editors should find out a solution for ethical issues and problems including conflicts of authors regarding their published or unpublished papers.
That information pertaining to manuscripts should be kept confidential. The editors and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, editorial advisers, and publisher.

Reviewers' Duties:
All manuscripts received for review should be treated as confidential documents.  They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor-in-chief.
The reviewers should be experts in the corresponding field of research and should be selected for their objectivity and scientific knowledge. The reviewer cannot be the author (authors) of the manuscript and a scientist who has a conflict of interest (e.g. a supervisor and his/her subordinate, a scientific adviser and his/her student).
The reviewer should comment on any ethical concerns raised by the study, or any possible evidence of low standards of scientific conduct. The reviewer’s comments to the author should be constructive and professional.
The review should provide the editor with the proper context and perspective to make a decision on the acceptance (and/or revision) of the manuscript.
The peer-review process should be completed as soon as possible.
JAE Publication Ethics Statement
This journal is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws. JAE takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high-quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. JAE takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero-tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use iThenticate to check submissions against previous publications.

Open Access Policy
All articles of the Journal are Open Access: Ornamental Aquatics follows the terms outlined by the Creative Common's Attribution (CC-BY) to be the standard terms for Open Access.
The Journal has been indexed in: ISC,  sid, Civilica, Magiran & google scholar.


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