Ethics Statement

This is the statement of ethics for Applications of Modelling and Simulation (AMS) published by ARQII Publication. This statement covers the code of ethics for the chief editor, editorial board members, reviewers and authors.


DUTIES OF AUTHORS

  • Have the responsibility of ensuring only new and original work is submitted.
  • Must not reproduce work that has been previously published in other journals.
  • Must not submit any articles that are being reviewed or considered by the journal to other journals simultaneously.
  • Are only allowed to publish their work elsewhere after receiving a formal rejection from the journal or if their request to withdraw their work is officially accepted by the journal.
  • Must inform the Chief Editor or the publisher of any inaccuracy of data in their published work so that correction or retraction of article can be done.
  • Should make significant contributions and be held accountable for any shortcoming in their work.
  • Should secure the necessary reproduction rights with the rights holder for any third party material (images, digital content, etc.) that have been used in the work prior to submission.
  • Should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects.
  • Should obtain appropriate consents, permissions and releases where an author wishes to include case details or other personal information or images of patients and any other individuals.

 

DUTIES OF REVIEWERS

  • Must disclose any competing interest before agreeing to review a submission.
  • Review all submissions objectively, fairly and professionally.
  • Review all submissions only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Reveal any ethical misconduct encountered while reviewing to the Chief Editor for further action.
  • Should ensure the originality of a submission and be alert to any plagiarism and redundant publication.
  • Must not discuss the content of the submission without permission.
  • Adhere to the time allocated for the review process. Requests for extension to review the submission are at the discretion of the Chief Editor.

 

DUTIES OF EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBERS

  • Actively contribute to the development of the journal.
  • Continuously support and promote the journal.
  • Review any work assigned to them.

 

DUTIES OF CHIEF EDITOR

  • Evaluate all submissions fairly and solely on their intellectual merit.
  • Evaluate all submissions only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Ensure confidentiality of manuscripts and not disclose any information regarding manuscripts to anyone other than the people involved in the publishing process.
  • Has the responsibility to decide when and which articles are to be published.
  • Give clear instructions to potential contributors on the submission process and what is expected of the authors.
  • Ensure appropriate reviewers are selected/ identified for the reviewing process.

 

PLAGIARISM

  • Authors should submit only original work that is not plagiarized, and has not been published or being considered elsewhere.  Appropriate software may be used by the editorial office to check for similarities of submitted manuscripts with existing literature. Inclusion of fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements are unacceptable. Work and/or words from other publications must be appropriately cited or quoted.

 

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

  • A statement on conflict of interest must be included in the manuscript if authors receive any support that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. 

 

AUTHORSHIP AND COLLABORATION

  • Name of authors listed in a paper should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the report. Only those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors.
  • Others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the work must be acknowledged or listed as contributors.
  • It is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper.  All co-authors must approve the final version of the paper and agree to the version of the paper before submission.