Journal Ethics & Policies

The Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences - Physics Journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in all aspects of the publication process. Authors, reviewers, editors, and the editorial board are expected to adhere to the following ethical guidelines and policies:

1. Authorship:

  • All listed authors must have made substantial contributions to the research and agree to be listed as authors.
  • Individuals who contributed to the study but do not meet the criteria for authorship should be acknowledged appropriately.
  • Authors should ensure that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the final version of the manuscript before submission.

2. Plagiarism:

  • Plagiarism, in any form, is considered unethical and unacceptable.
  • Authors should ensure that their work is original and properly cited.
  • Manuscripts found to contain plagiarized content will be rejected or retracted from publication.

3. Conflict of Interest:

  • Authors must disclose any financial or personal relationships that could be perceived as potential conflicts of interest.
  • Editors and reviewers are required to recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have a conflict of interest.

4. Data Integrity:

  • Authors should provide accurate and reliable data, including raw data when requested by the editors.
  • Fabrication or manipulation of data is considered scientific misconduct and grounds for rejection or retraction.

5. Ethical Treatment of Subjects:

  • Research involving human subjects or animals must comply with ethical standards and receive approval from relevant institutional review boards or ethics committees.
  • Authors should obtain informed consent from human subjects and follow guidelines for the humane treatment of animals.

6. Review Process:

  • The peer review process is confidential, and reviewers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of the manuscript and their comments.
  • Reviewers should provide constructive feedback and avoid personal or derogatory remarks.
  • Editors will ensure a fair and unbiased review process, free from conflicts of interest.

7. Corrections and Retractions:

  • Authors are responsible for promptly notifying the editors of any errors or inaccuracies in their published work.
  • Corrections will be issued for minor errors, while retractions may be necessary for significant ethical breaches or scientific misconduct.

8. Editorial Independence:

  • Editorial decisions are based on the scientific merit of the manuscript and are independent of any commercial or political influences.
  • Editors and reviewers evaluate manuscripts solely on their scientific content and relevance to the journal's scope.

9. Copyright and Licensing:

  • Authors retain the copyright to their published work and grant the journal the right to publish and distribute the manuscript.
  • The journal may apply open-access licenses to published articles, allowing for the widespread dissemination of research findings.

10. Publication Ethics Oversight:

  • The editorial board monitors adherence to ethical standards and investigates allegations of misconduct or ethical breaches.
  • Any concerns regarding ethical issues should be reported to the editorial office for investigation.

By submitting a manuscript to the Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences - Physics Journal, authors affirm that they have read and agree to comply with the journal's ethics and policies. Failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in rejection of the manuscript or other appropriate actions.