Publication Ethics


This statement describes the ethical behavior of the authors, the editorial board/ Managing Editor, and the reviewers involved in the act of publishing articles in this journal. This journal expects all parties to understand this ethical policy before submitting or accepting to review a manuscript. It will not tolerate any form of copyright abuse or publishing malpractice.

Duties of Editor

Publication Decisions : The Editor of Agroteksos Journal is responsible for accepting, rejecting, or requesting modification of the manuscript. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers should always drive such decisions. Editors can be guided by the discretion of the journal's editorial board and is limited by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may have discussions with other editors or reviewers in making this decision. Editors must be responsible for everything they publish and must have procedures and policies in place to ensure the quality of the material they publish and maintain the integrity of the records published.

Review of Manuscripts : The editor reviews the authenticity of the manuscripts entered in Agroteksos journals. Editors must regulate and use peer review fairly and wisely. Editors must also describe their peer review process in information to authors and also indicate which sections of the journal are peer-reviewed.

Fair Play : An editor reviews and accepts manuscripts for their intellectual content regardless of the gender, gender, race, religion, nationality, etc. of the author.

Confidentiality : The editor are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of manuscript information sent by the author.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest : The Editor of Agroteksos Journal will not use unpublished material disclosed in submitted manuscripts for his research or otherwise without the written consent of the author. Editors should not be involved in decisions about papers that have a conflict of interest

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Reviewers assist editors in making editorial decisions on manuscripts/articles.

Promptness : Selected referee who feels unqualified or do not have time to review the manuscript must notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process. The reviewers only agree to review a manuscript if they are fairly confident they can return a review within the proposed or mutually agreed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they require an extension.

Confidentiality : Reviewers maintain the confidentiality of manuscript information sent by authors not used for personal advantage.

Standards of Objectivity : Manuscripts sent by the author are reviewed objectively and supported by clear arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources : Reviewers must ensure that authors have acknowledged all sources of data used in the research. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. Reviewers must also promptly notify editors if they discover irregularities, or become aware of any substantial similarities between manuscripts and concurrent submissions to other journals or published articles

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest : Privileged 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 the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards : Authors should present an accurate account of the original research performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Researchers should present their results honestly and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. A manuscript should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Manuscripts should follow the submission guidelines of the journal.

Originality and Plagiarism : The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original actions and if the authors have used the works, or words of others that this has appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication : An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same paper concurrently to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgment of Sources : Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper: The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to conception, design, execution or interpretation of the reported study. Others who have made the significant contribution must be listed as co-authors. In cases where major contributors are listed as authors while those who made less substantial, or purely technical, contributions to the research or to the publication are listed in an acknowledgment section. Authors also ensure that all the authors have seen and agreed to the submitted version of the manuscript and their inclusion of names as co-authors.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works : When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy 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 paper.

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. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.