Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement:

Journal of Statistics: Advances in Theory and Applications is a peer-reviewed international journal which maintains highest level of ethical, publishing and academic standards. All the parties involved in the act of publishing: the publisher, the author, the reviewer and the editor should agree upon this declared publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of the Journal of Statistics: Advances in Theory and Applications.

Authorship and Author Responsibilities:

Authors reporting results of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the manuscript. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable. Authors obliged to participate in peer-review process. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as coauthors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be named in an Acknowledgement section. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate coauthors (according to the above definition) and no inappropriate co-authors are included in the author list of the manuscript, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication. All co-authors must be clearly indicated at the time of manuscript submission. Requests to add co-authors after a manuscript has been accepted will require approval of the editor.

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Parallel submission of the same manuscript to more than one journal constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or their interpretation in the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal’s editor or publisher and cooperate with them to either retract the paper or to publish an appropriate correction statement or erratum.

Reviewer Responsibilities:

The reviewer of a submitted manuscript assists the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communication with the author, may also assist the author in improving the manuscript. The reviewer will not disclose any information regarding the submitted manuscript to anyone. The reviewer should not have any conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. If a reviewer feels he/she is not qualified to review the work reported in the manuscript, he/she should immediately notify this to the editor. Reviewers should conduct review objectively. Personal criticism of the author(s) is unacceptable. Reviewers should express their views clearly with appropriate supporting arguments.

Reviewers should identify any relevant published work that has not been cited by the author(s). Reviewers should also call to the editor’s attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published data of which they have personal knowledge.

Editor Responsibilities:

The editor of the journal is fully responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. In brief, the editor is responsible for everything published in the journal. In making these decisions, the editor may be guided by the policies of the journal’s editorial board and/or the policies of the publisher, as well as, by the legal requirements regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers when making publication decisions. The editor should maintain the integrity of the academic record, precluding business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards, and always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

The editor will evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors. The editor will not disclose any information regarding the submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate. The editor should not have any conflict of interest with respect to the research, the authors and/or the research funders. The editor will maintain the anonymity of the reviewer.