Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Publication ethics and malpractice statement

The Andhra Pradesh Journal Agricultural Sciences (APJAS) adopt strict Publication Ethics and Malpractice policy to protect the integrity and support the scientific community as mentioned below:

  1. The manuscript of the research article should not be submitted to more than one journal simultaneously.
  2. A single study should not be divided into several parts to increase the quantity of submissions or to publish more number of publications from the single study. Secondary publication is sometimes justifiable, provided certain conditions are met. Translations of a manuscript that is meant for different group of readers may be considered.
  3. Results should be presented clearly, honestly and without any fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  4. Proper acknowledgements to other works must be given and permissions must be secured for material that is copyrighted.
  1. The reason will be given in the published erratum/correction, expression of concern or retraction note. Please note that retraction means that the article is maintained on the platform, watermarked “retracted” and the explanation for the retraction is provided in a note linked to the watermarked article.
  2. The author’s institution/affiliation may be given. The primary affiliation for each author should be the institution where the majority of their work was done should be given.
  1. A notice of suspected transgression of ethical standards in the peer review system may be included as part of the author’s and article’s bibliographic record.
  1. The society assume that all authors agreed with the content and all of them gave explicit consent to submit the research article and they also obtain consent from the responsible authorities at the institute/organization where the work has been carried out, before the work is submitted.
  2. The corresponding author and acts on behalf of all co-authors and responsible for (a)approval of the manuscript from the co-author(s)before submission (b) Managing all communication between the Journal and all co-authors, before and after publication and  (c) Transparency on re-use of material or any unpublished data.
  3. The corresponding author is requested to disclose the sources of funding and declaration for the research involving humans and/or animals,  the author will take the consent if the research involved human/animals
  4. All the authors’ names should be included in the manuscript for submission. The change of the order of corresponding author and other authors after acceptanceof a manuscript is not permitted. The change of author is permitted only after getting approval from a legal representative who could be a direct relative of the deceased authors only.
  5. If any authorship dispute during peer review or after acceptance and publication, the society will not be in a position to investigate or adjudicate. Authors will be asked to resolve the dispute themselves.

Conflict of Interest

Conflict of interest can occur when you have a financial, commercial, legal, or professional relationship with other organizations or with the people could influence your research. The authors requested to state clearly about any conflict of interest regarding their research work. Full disclosure is required when you submit your paper to a journal. You should also include a relevant disclosure statement with the text of your article