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Publication Ethics Policy

GI Publisher Journals follows highest practices defined by the COPE (Committee of Publication Ethics) for editors.


We work hard to advance best practices in the academic community and uphold integrity in all of our publishing endeavors as a globally engaged open access publisher. We adhere to the Code of Conduct and best practice guidelines for Journal Editors published by the Committee on Publication Ethics and the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly.


Ethics topics to consider:

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study.


Originality and plagiarism: The author(s) should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the author(s) have used the words of others that this has been appropriately quoted.


Data access and retention: Author(s) may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.


Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. GI Publisher does not view the following uses of a work as prior publication: publication in the form of an abstract; publication as an academic thesis; or publication as an electronic preprint. Information on prior publications is included within each GI Publisher journal's Guide for Authors. Acknowledgment of sources: Appropriate acknowledgment.


Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.


Fundamental errors in published works: 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 editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Reporting standards: Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance.


Hazards and human or animal subjects: Statements of compliance are required if the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that has any unusual hazards inherent in their use, or if it involves the use of animal or human subjects.


Use of patient images or case details: Studies on patients or volunteers require ethics committee approval and informed consent, which should be documented in the paper.

Authorship Changes: The authorship changes are concerned in the following conditions:-

  1. To add a corresponding author before publication of the manuscript.
  2. To remove a corresponding author before publication of the manuscript.
  3. To add a corresponding author after the publication of the manuscript.
  4. To remove a corresponding author after the publication of the manuscript.


To change the authorship of a manuscript our process are as follows:-

  • Need to provide a valid reason(s) for changing in the authorship of the article.
  • All authors should agree on the change of authorship details. If all agree the authorship will be changed.


If not agree, the article will be in the same position until all authors are agree to change in authorship.