WELCOME TO SEG Publishing Ethics
We believe that ethical publishing leads to better qualified valid research results which influence science moving forward. It is very important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties (authors, reviewers, editors) involved in the act of publishing along with publisher and editorial office. To facilitate this, we provide a well-described and implemented infrastructure communication medium, including the business model, policies, processes and software for honest and transparent communication channel for all. Journal publication process is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network in scientific community. We maintain ethical principles in every step of publishing process to ensure high-quality scientific publications, seek attention of public interest in scientific findings, and open access.
To achieve Ethical standards, we strictly avoid Data fabrication and falsification, Plagiarism, Duplication of text and/or figures, Multiple submissions, commercial and promotional considerations, Undeclared conflict of interest (CoI), commercial influence, Citation manipulation, Redundant or Concurrent publications.
We maintain responsible publication practices via
- Double blind peer review assessment to meet standards of academic excellence.
- Plagiarism detection through screening of CrossCheck (crossref) Ithenticate or plagiarism checker
- Genuine, honest Editorial team who can act in a fair and professional way, without influence of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religious or political beliefs and gender discrimination.
- Confidentiality in distribution to others for purposes of peer-review.
- Following on COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics) policies and flow charts.
- Guiding researchers on publishing ethics.
Editorial Bioethical Policies
SEG follows the bioethical policiesto ensure protection and proper use of animals and human in all forms of research.
In case of authors dealing with studies involving human participants, authors must include a statement that consent has been obtained from each patient or their legal guardians with his/her knowledge of understanding purpose and nature of procedures and also include that appropriate ethical approval has been received from an ethics committee. Its need to follow recognized standards such as Declaration of Helsinki; US Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects; European Medicines Agency Guidelines for Good Clinical Practice
For experiments with animals, explain how research using animals is conducted responsibly. Researchers must treat them with compassion and consider their well-being while designing the projects. The manuscript is liable to reject, if the research is found to be inconsistent with commonly accepted norms of using animals and human subjects.