Publication Ethics

The Multidisciplinary Science Journal follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) guidelines. We fully comply with their code of conduct and best practice guidelines.

The journal's editors implement a rigorous double-blind peer review process and strict ethical guidelines and standards to ensure that high-quality scholarly work is added to the field of scholarly publishing. The editors of Multidisciplinary Science Journal take publication ethics issues like these very seriously and are trained to adopt a zero-tolerance policy for plagiarism, data falsification, image manipulation, improper attribution, etc.

Authors wishing to publish in Multidisciplinary Science Journal must be aware of the following:

    • Any fact that might be considered a conflict of interest by the author must be disclosed in the work before submission.
    • Authors should present their findings accurately and include a factual discussion of the significance of their findings.
    • The data and methods used in the study must be presented in sufficient detail in the work to allow other researchers to replicate the work.
    • Authors should make raw data publicly available before submission. At a minimum, authors must prepare raw data for submission to journal reviewers and editors upon request.
    • Concurrent submissions to multiple journals are not permitted.
    • Republishing non-novel content is not permitted (for example, English translations of articles published in another language are not accepted).
    • Suppose the author discovers errors and inaccuracies after the work is published. In such cases, they must be communicated immediately to the journal editor so they can take appropriate action. Please be aware of our policy on posting errata/corrections upon publication.
    • Your manuscript should not contain any previously published information. If using previously published illustrations or images, please obtain the necessary copyright permission and/or attribution.
    • Plagiarism involves copying text, ideas, images or data from another source (even your own publications) without attributing the original source. Reuse of text copied from other sources must be enclosed in quotation marks and the original source must be cited. When previous work inspired the study design or the structure or language of the manuscript, these works must be explicitly cited. If plagiarism is detected during the peer review process, the manuscript may be rejected. If plagiarism is discovered after publication, we may publish a correction or retract the work.
    • Image files must not be manipulated or adjusted in any way that could lead to misinterpretation of the information provided by the original image. We may reject manuscripts if irregular image processing is discovered and confirmed during the peer review. We may correct or retract the paper if image mishandling is discovered and confirmed after publication.

Our editorial team investigates reports of journalist misconduct and, if necessary, contacts the author's institution or sponsor. If evidence of wrongdoing is discovered, appropriate action will be taken to correct or withdraw the disclosure. Authors must adhere to the best publishing ethics when publishing in Multidisciplinary Science Journal.

 

Research Ethics

Ethics Statement on the Animals Used in Experiments

Articles submitted for possible publication in Multidisciplinary Science Journal must respect animal welfare during research. The authors should follow international, national and/or institutional guidelines for animal care and use. A research ethics committee must approve studies at the institution. After the Conclusions section, the "Ethical Considerations" statement should be added. See an example:

 "Animal care and handling procedures followed the Ethics Committee's guidelines on the Use of Animals in Experiments. (Include committee name e authorization number)."

Human subjects

If your research involves human subjects, the following requirements must be met. Obtain prior approval from an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or equivalent ethics committee for research involving human subjects. Obtain written consent from all patients; provide details on how informed consent for the study was obtained.

I confirm that I have obtained all consent required by the applicable law to publish any personal details or images of patients, research subjects, or other individuals used. I agree to provide Multidisciplinary Science Journal with copies of the consent or evidence that such consent has been obtained if requested.

All clinical trials must be registered in one of the publicly accessible registries approved by the ICMJE (International Committee of Medical Journal Editors). Authors must provide the trial registration number. All submissions describing clinical research and/or research on human subjects will be checked by journal staff to ensure that the requirements above are met. Failure to meet requirements may be grounds for rejection.

 

Declaration of interest

All authors should disclose any personal and/or financial relationships with other people or organizations that may improperly influence their paper. Examples of potential competing interests include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, grants, or other funding.

A conflict of interest statement should be provided in the manuscript file immediately before the References section.

Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

 

Role of the funding source

You are requested to identify who provided financial support for the conduct of the research and/or preparation of the article and to briefly describe the role of the sponsor(s), if any, in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; and in the decision to submit the paper for publication.

 

Authorship

Multidisciplinary Science Journal follows the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) guidelines which state that, to qualify for authorship of a manuscript, the following criteria should be observed:

    • Substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work; or the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data for the work
    • Drafting the work or revising it critically for important intellectual content
    • Final approval of the version to be published
    • Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved
    • Those who contributed to the work but do not qualify for authorship should be listed in the acknowledgments. The International Council of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) gives more detailed guidance on authorship.

Any change to the author list should be approved by all authors, including any who have been removed from the list. The corresponding author should act as a point of contact between the editor and the other authors, keep co-authors informed, and involve them in major decisions. We reserve the right to request confirmation that all authors meet the authorship conditions.

Changes to authorship

Authors are expected to consider the list and order of authors carefully before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion, or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only if the journal editor approves.

Before the manuscript has been accepted: requests to add or remove an author, or to rearrange the author names, must be sent to the Multidisciplinary Science Journal Team and Editorial Office ([email protected]) from the corresponding author and must include: (a) the reason the name should be added or removed, or the author names rearranged and (b) written confirmation (e-mail) signed by all authors that they agree with the addition, removal or rearrangement. In the case of adding or removing authors, this includes confirmation from the author being added or removed. The Journal Manager will forward requests that are not sent by the corresponding author to the corresponding author, who must follow the procedure as described above. Note that: (1) Journal Managers will inform the Journal Editors of any such requests and (2) manuscript processing is suspended until authorship has been agreed.

After the manuscript has been accepted: only in exceptional circumstances will the Editor consider adding, deleting, or rearranging authors.

To carry out this correction before the online publication, there will be a charge of USD 100.

If the manuscript has already been published online, any requests approved by the Editor will result in an Erratum, implying the payment of an APC (with current value) since it is a new document to be published online.

Reviewers recommendation

The authors can recommend potential reviewers. The editor will check to ensure no conflicts of interest before contacting those reviewers and will not consider those with competing interests. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest. Authors can also enter the names of potential peer reviewers they wish to exclude from consideration in their manuscript's peer review during the initial submission progress. The editorial team will respect these requests so long as this does not interfere with the objective and thorough assessment of the submission.

Peer Review

This journal operates a double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then sent to at least two independent expert reviewers to assess the paper's scientific quality. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding the acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

Open access

This is an open-access journal: all articles will be immediately and permanently free for everyone to read and download. The following Creative Commons user licenses define permitted third-party (re)use.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)

Allows users to copy and distribute the article, provided this is not done for commercial purposes, and further does not permit distribution of the article if it is changed or edited in any way and provided the user gives appropriate credit (with a link to the formal publication through the relevant DOI), provides a link to the license, and that the licensor is not represented as endorsing the use made of the work. The full details of the license are available at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

Copyrights

For all articles published in Malque Publishing journals, the authors retain the copyright. Articles are licensed under an open-access Creative Commons license, meaning anyone can download and read the paper for free. Besides, the article may be reused and quoted, provided the original published version is cited. These conditions allow for maximum use and exposure of the work while ensuring the authors receive proper credit.

Articles may be licensed differently in exceptional circumstances. If you have a specific condition (such as one linked to funding) that does not allow this license, please mention this to the journal's editorial office at submission. Exceptions will be granted at the publisher's discretion.

Editorial Policies

This journal uses software for plagiarism detection. We do not tolerate manuscripts that jeopardize ethics in publishing.

The authors are required to comply with the guidelines presented here. The Editorial Board may return manuscripts that are inconsistent with the guidelines. The authors are also required to present the material in English clear and concise. Although the editorial board and reviewers can give suggestions to improve the clarity of language, this is not its role. Thus, the authors who wish to publish your English articles must submit them for translation by a qualified person and present us with a certificate. The Editorial Board reserves the right to completely reject manuscripts whose interpretation is significantly hampered by language interests of clarity.

Articles published in the Multidisciplinary Science Journal are in English only. All manuscripts must be written in the clear and grammatically correct form of the chosen language. American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these.

All manuscripts must be written in the chosen language's clear and grammatically correct form. American or British usage is accepted, but not a mixture of these.

 

Review of manuscripts: Upon submission, the editor-in-chief enlists reviewers to assist in evaluating the manuscript. The review process is confidential, which infers a bond of trust among the authors, editor, and reviewers. The editor is trustee of the manuscript until the review process is completed and ensures that the review process is fair, thorough, and confidential. Reviewers are asked not to share the contents of the manuscript with anyone. Communication with authors should only be through the editor. Reviewers should notify the editor of conflicts of interest

that may compromise their ability to provide a fair and unbiased review. Moreover, they must recognize their responsibility to maintain the confidential nature of the review. The authors will generally be notified of acceptance, rejection, or need for revision within 1 week of submission.

Acceptance: The paper's acceptance implies that it has been reviewed and recommended by at least 2 peer reviewers. Editor-in-Chief's decision is final.

Rejected manuscripts: If a manuscript is rejected, the corresponding author may discuss the matter with the editor to the manuscript. If the author believes a rejection decision was erroneous or biased, he/she may appeal the decision directly, in writing, to the editor-in-chief. The editor-in-chief will review the author's reasons and all materials related to the manuscript and accept or deny the appeal. A rejected manuscript may be resubmitted for publication only if the Editor-in-Chief specifically recommends this course of action.

The time limit of manuscript revision: A reviewed paper returned to authors for revision must be returned to the editor within one week. If not, the paper may be treated as a new submission. Under unusual circumstances, editors may extend the revision deadline beyond one week.

Withdrawal Policy

At Multidisciplinary Science Journal, we are committed to maintaining the integrity of the publication process. We understand that authors may occasionally need to withdraw their manuscripts for various reasons. Below is our policy regarding the withdrawal of submitted manuscripts.

1. Withdrawal Requests Before Peer Review:

Authors may request to withdraw their manuscript before it has been sent for peer review. To do so, the corresponding author must send a formal request via email to the editorial office at [email protected]. The email should include the manuscript title, submission ID, and the reason for the withdrawal request. There will be no penalty for withdrawal at this stage.

2. Withdrawal Requests During or After Peer Review:

If a withdrawal request is made after the manuscript has been sent for peer review, the authors must provide a valid reason for the withdrawal. The corresponding author must send a formal request via email to the editorial office at [email protected], including the manuscript title, submission ID, and detailed reasons for the withdrawal. Furthermore, payment of 10% of the Article Processing Charges (APC) will be charged to cover part of the editorial costs we incurred during the review process.

3. Withdrawal of Accepted Manuscripts:

Once a manuscript has been accepted for publication, withdrawal requests will only be considered under exceptional circumstances. Authors must provide a compelling reason for the withdrawal, and the editorial board will review the request. If the withdrawal is approved, any Article Processing Charges (APC) paid will not be refunded.
If authors have not yet paid the APC, payment of 50% of the Article Processing Charges (APC) will be charged to cover part of the editorial costs we incurred during the review process.

4. Penalties for Unethical Withdrawal:

Unethical withdrawal of manuscripts (e.g., withdrawing to submit to another journal after acceptance) is strongly discouraged.

> For authors whose articles have been accepted and, after receiving an editorial decision of acceptance, request withdrawal because their article has been accepted or published in another journal (which is considered unethical conduct), a payment of 50% of the APC will be required.

If the authors refuse to make this payment, we will report the issue to the other journal involved. We are committed to ensuring ethical standards and covering the editorial costs incurred throughout the publication process.

> Authors who withdraw a manuscript unethically may face penalties, including a ban on future submissions to the Multidisciplinary Science Journal.

Note: It is important for authors to carefully consider their decision to withdraw a manuscript, as the editorial and peer review process involves significant time and resources.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in maintaining the integrity of the publication process.

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