Ethical Guidelines

Key Ethical Guidelines

1. The manuscript should present an accurate account of the work performed and an objective discussion of its significance;

2. Data included in the manuscript should be real and authentic and it is unethical to falsify or fabricate data;

3. The work of others contained in the manuscript should be properly acknowledged;

4. Authors should not include citations with the primary purpose of increasing the number of citations to a given author’s publication;

5. The authorship should include all and be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the study reported in the manuscript while duly acknowledging others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the study;

6. The corresponding author should ensure all co-authors have approved the manuscript and agreed to its submission for publication;

7. Authors should acknowledge all funding sources for the study and follow the publishing mandates of the funding agencies, and any substantive conflict of interest that might be interpreted to influence the results should be disclosed;

8. Authors should notify IJAEC as soon as possible if a significant error or inaccuracy is discovered in a published manuscript so that the journal can take prompt remedial actions.