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In order to inspire due respect for science and promote academic integrity and strenuously deny all kinds of academic misconduct, we encourage the best standards of publication ethics and take all possible measures against publication malpractices. It is important to agree upon standards of proper ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: authors, reviewers and the publisher.

Duties of authors

1. Authors of papers should present an accurate account of the work performed. It is strictly prohibited for the author to forge the data, figures and tables, funded projects, etc. The author, if necessary, is requested to provide the original data,and original figures and tables, as well as supporting materials of funded projects. If a work by someone else is quoted, the author should give a clear statement of the citation in the paper.

2. Authors of papers should present an objective discussion of the significance of the work performed, so as not to deliberate exaggeration. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

3. Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, key data, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

4. One manuscript for more than one journal is not allowed. An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication in alternate forms of abstract, articles, conference papers.

5. The author should indicate in the paper the work unit to which he belongs. The work unit indicated in the paper should be in principle one that provides research conditions for the completion of the paper during the time when the author does the research work.

6. All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Examples of potential conflicts of interest which should be disclosed include employment, consultancies, stock ownership, honoraria, paid expert testimony, patent applications/registrations, and grants or other funding. Potential conflicts of interest should be disclosed at the earliest stage possible.

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

8. 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. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Duties of reviewers

1. The reviewers of papers are all the personnel who participate in the paper review process, including the Editors-in-Chief, the executive associate editor, associate editors, peer reviewers and managing editors.


2. The reviewers of papers should hold fast to values of fairness and justice, keep strictly confidential the research content of the paper during the review, and justify an objective evaluation of the paper in the due course of time. In addition,the reviewers should not have any prejudice or discrimination only caused by the differrent backgrounds of authors, e.g., scientific research institutions, regions, qualifications, nationalities, etc.


3. When there is a conflict of interest between the reviewer and the author, the reviewer should contact the editorial department in time and avoid participating in the review process lest any unfair comments occur.


4. Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors, multiple, redundant or concurrent publication by the author. If any, a reviewer should also call to the editor’s attention so as to inform the authors.


5. Reviewers should make a detailed evaluation of the significance, innovation, technicality, normativeness, and expressiveness of papers.


6. Any changes made by reviewers must be confirmed by authors.


Duties of the publisher

1. The publisher is committed to uphold the originality of papers, emphasizing original findings and only publishing entirely original works.

2. As for accepted papers, if any academic misconducts are detected in the stage of production, these papers are rejected from publication, and the publisher may inform the authors’ work units and relevant journals of the decision of rejection and the academic misconducts involved.

3. As for published papers,if any academic misconducts are found,the publisher, these paper are retracted with a published note stating the reason of retraction,and meantime the publisher may inform the author’s work units and relevant journals of the decision of retraction and academic misconducts involved.