Publication Ethics

For authors

  • Manuscripts submitted must be original works
  • Works of others must be appropriately cited or quoted
  • Works previously published, in-press or under consideration for publication elsewhere must be cited as well as inform the JOSET editor-in-chief
  • Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to JOSET. If the work is to be submitted to JOSET, then it should be withdrawn from the other journal
  • Authors should avoid excessive self-citation
  • Authors should not re-submit rejected manuscript earlier submitted to JOSET
  • Authors intending to submit a manuscript to JOSET should check for plagiarism using any anti-plagiarism software.
  • Authors should avoid conflicts of interest
  • The corresponding (submitting) author is solely responsible for communicating with the journal and with managing communication between co-authors.
  • All co-authors must be aware of the submission of the manuscript
  • Change of authorship (deletion/addition) will only be entertained by the Editor-in-Chief via a request made by the corresponding author stating reasons and relevance of the change. A letter of no-objection signed by other co-authors must be provided as well.
  • All authors in the manuscript must have made significant contribution to the work and their affiliations included
  • Authors should check their manuscripts for possible breaches of copyright law (such as artwork or tables taken from other publications or from other freely available sources on the Internet) and secure the necessary permissions before submission to JOSET.

For Reviewers

  • Should be experts in the scientific topic addressed in the articles they review, and should be selected for their objectivity and scientific knowledge
  • Should professionally and constructively comment on the quality of the manuscript’s strengths, weaknesses, data interpretation, limitations as well as useful suggestions
  • Comments by the reviewer should aid the editor make a decision on acceptance (and/or revision) or rejection of the manuscript
  • Should notify the Editor/Editor-in-Chief of any misconduct observed in a manuscript in confidence
  • Should be prompt in their reviews by meeting the deadline given to them.


For Editors

  • Assesses all review comments for quality (constructiveness and appropriateness) and may edit them where necessary before sending to authors
  • Make decisions on manuscripts based on reviewers’ advices/comments
  • keep information pertaining to submitted manuscripts confidential.
  • evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.