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Our Ethical norms

The Publisher and Editors of Taadler Journals support and strictly implement the provisions of the guidelines of the Committee on publication ethics (COPE) (http://publicationethics.org)

COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers

Basic principles to which peer reviewers should adhere

Peer reviewers should:

  • only agree to review manuscripts for which they have the subject expertise required to carry out a proper assessment and which they can assess in a timely manner,
  • respect the confidentiality of peer review and not reveal any details of a manuscript or its review, during or after the peer-review process, beyond those that are released by the journal, 
  • not use information obtained during the peer-review process for their own or any other person’s or organization’s advantage, or to disadvantage or discredit others,
  • declare all potential conflicting interests, seeking advice from the journal if they are unsure whether something constitutes a relevant interest,
  • not allow their reviews to be influenced by the origins of a manuscript, by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, gender or other characteristics of the authors, or by commercial considerations 
  • be objective and constructive in their reviews, refraining from being hostile or inflammatory and from making libellous or derogatory personal comments,
  • acknowledge that peer review is largely a reciprocal endeavour and undertake to carry out their fair share of reviewing and in a timely manner,
  • provide journals with personal and professional information that is accurate and a true representation of their expertise,
  • recognize that impersonation of another individual during the review process is considered serious misconduct.


Source: COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers in PDF-format


COPE standards for Taadler Editors

  • Editors are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish,
  • Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process,
  • Editors should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting,
  • Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct, 
  • Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct,
  • Peer reviewers and authors should be told what is expected of them,
  • Editors should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.


Source:

Kleinert S & Wager E (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for editors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 51 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 317-28). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Responsible research publication: international standards for Editors in PDF-format


 COPE standards for Authors

  • The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  • Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation. 
  • Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  • Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarised, and has not been published elsewhere. 
  • Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  • The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting. 
  • Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.


Source:

Wager E & Kleinert S (2011) Responsible research publication: international standards for authors. A position statement developed at the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity, Singapore, July 22-24, 2010. Chapter 50 in: Mayer T & Steneck N (eds) Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment. Imperial College Press / World Scientific Publishing, Singapore (pp 309-16). (ISBN 978-981-4340-97-7)

Responsible research publication: international standards for Authors in PDF-format