Applis Publishers follows best practice guidelines in research reporting in accordance with “COPE publication ethics” for promoting research integrity. Therefore, we expect researchers to adhere with its mandatory code of conduct for ensuring the accurate and responsible research, as it is a direct reflection of quality work that helps in fostering efficient and sustainable publishing system.
All Applis journals follows COPE guidelines in addressing any issues of scientific correction with regards to Authorship, duplicate & redundant publication, conflict of interest, research misconduct, editorial independence, plagiarism & copy rights and Obligation to clinical registration.
Authorship credit should be based on 1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, or analysis and interpretation of data; 2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; and 3) final approval of the version to be published. Authors should meet conditions 1, 2, and 3.
When a large, multicenter group has conducted the work, the group should identify the individuals who accept direct responsibility for the manuscript (3). These individuals should fully meet the criteria for authorship/contributorship defined above, and editors will ask these individuals to complete journal-specific author and conflict-of-interest disclosure forms. When submitting a manuscript authored by a group, the corresponding author should clearly indicate the preferred citation and identify all individual authors as well as the group name. Journals generally list other members of the group in the Acknowledgments. The NLM indexes the group name and the names of individuals the group has identified as being directly responsible for the manuscript; it also lists the names of collaborators if they are listed in Acknowledgments.
• Acquisition of funding, collection of data, or general supervision of the research group alone does not constitute authorship.
• All persons designated as authors should qualify for authorship, and all those who qualify should be listed.
• Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for appropriate portions of the content.
• Inform all co-authors of the submission of the manuscript to the journal (note: each co-author will receive a confirmation email upon submission and will need to confirm their authorship).
• Ensure that the manuscript is in full adherence with all Applis policies (including such items as publication ethics, data deposition, materials deposition, etc). Additionally ensure that all co-authors are aware of, and in compliance with, all Applis policies and procedures.
• Manage all correspondence between the journal and all co-authors, keeping the full co-author group apprised of the manuscript progress.
• Designate a substitute correspondent for times of unavailability.
• Ensure that by the point of Editorial Acceptance all co-authors have paid publishing plans or assume responsibility for their publication charges (note: authors can pay for a publishing plan at any point up to, and including, Editorial Acceptance).
• Post Publication: Respond to all queries pertaining to the published manuscript, provide data and materials as requested.
• The submission must be created (and completed) by one of the co-authors, not by an agency or by some other individual who is not one of the co-authors.
• Ensure the submission is free from spelling errors; grammatical errors; and unclear expression.
• Applis adheres to the ICMJE uniform requirements of authorship: All authors on an article must meet these requirements, which are paraphrased below.
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