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Computer Science makes great effort to publish high quality and trusted content. To maintain high-standard publishing, we provide guidelines of ethical publishing for authors, reviewers, and journal editors.
Ethical guidelines for authors
We expect all authors submitting to Computer Science to adhere to the following ethical guidelines:
1. Submissions must be original works, the contributions and its key elements should never been published before; No plagiarism, the bibliography information should be clearly annotated in the references; The data should be true, non-deceptive, and no fudging or plagiarism as well as other academic misconduct action.
2. All authors should be contributors to the work; There’s no dispute in the author order, the correspondence author should ensure that publication of the paper be authorized by the other authors; Alteration of the author order before publication should be consented by all authors to ensure the accuracy of all authors’ rights.
3. Funds information should be indicated in the manuscript; Support or aid for the publication of the work by persons having no author qualifications should be clearly stated in the acknowledgement.
4. Authors must not submit a manuscript to other journal simultaneously.
5. Raw data described in the article should be available for checking if required.
6. 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.
7. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to p_r_o_m_p_tly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.
8. The advice and information in Computer Science is believed to be true and accurate at the date of its publication, neither the authors, the editors, nor the publishers can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made.
Ethical guidelines for Reviewers
Computer Science adopts the form of Single blind review.Computer Science asks all peer reviewers to make every reasonable effort to adhere to the following ethical guidelines for the articles they have agreed to review. 1. Reviewers must give unbiased consideration to each manuscript submitted for consideration for publication, and should judge each on its merits, without regard to race, religion, nationality, sex, seniority, or institutional affiliation of the author(s).
2. Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
3. Comments should be objective and fair, definitive opinions on the academic value and whether the paper can meet the publication standards should be given, avoiding ambiguous comments.
4. Reviewers must avoid making statements in their report which might be construed as impugning any person's reputation.
5. 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 should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.
6. If the work or method is not so familiar to make a peer review, please inform the editorial office to make adjustment; For paper with conflicts in interests or having shared benefits, avoidance of peer review is required.
7. The papers reviewed by reviewers before published must be confidential.
Ethical guidelines for Editors
Computer Science makes great effort to publish high quality and trusted content. To maintain high-standard publishing, we provide guidelines of ethical publishing for journal editors.
1. The editor will at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
2. The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone outside of the peer review process.
3. The editor will ensure the journal publication on time with schedule; Report novel and authentic researches, give priority to publication of frontier and hot issues; Academic misconducts, such as plagiarism, duplication, are definitely rejected.
4. Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor’s own research without the express written consent of the author.
5. The editor will feedback the experts’ review comments to the author timely; Coordinate academic discussions and communications between the author and reviewer; Offensive or defamatory comments are rejected; The author’s appeal on the final decision is accepted.
6. A suitable and competent reviewers’ database should be established and maintained; Quality of reviewing tasks by reviews/editorial board members should be objectively recorded and evaluated.
7. The editor should ensure that research material they publish conforms to internationally accepted ethical guidelines.
Ethical guidelines for Publisher
In cases of alleged or proven scientific misconduct, fraudulent publication or plagiarism, the publisher, in close collaboration with the editors, will take all appropriate measures to clarify the situation and to amend the article in question. This includes the p_r_o_m_p_t publication of an erratum, clarification or, in the most severe case, the retraction of the affected work. The publisher, together with the editors, shall take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, and under no circumstances encourage such misconduct or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place.