Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Authors, Editors, Reviewers and Publisher are required to comply with the editorial ethical principles of CMSS Journal. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

A) Authors
All authors who intend to publish in CMSS Journal are required to abide by the ethical standards provided by CMSS Journal and outlined below.

CMSS Journal does not allow any violation of its publication ethics. Thus, CMSS Journal does not permit any person who intends to publish an article to skirt the authorship requirements stipulated by the editorial policy. CMSS Journal does not permit for a person who meets these requirements not to be published.

Any person who intends to publish in CMSS Journal must present an original work. CMSS Journal does not publish plagiarised manuscripts.
According to the Cambridge on-line dictionary ( , ‘to plagiarize’ is ‘to use another person’s ideas or work and pretend that it is your own’.

Duplicate manuscripts
CMSS Journal does not accept duplicate manuscripts, i.e. articles whose content is identical to another publication to a large extent, without making clear reference to that publication.
CMSS Journal publishes authors whose papers have not been submitted for evaluation to another publication, no matter if the same paper is written in different languages.

Fabrication and falsification of data
CMSS Journal does not allow the fabrication, manipulation or falsification of data, which would contravene the publication ethics of our journal.

Citations manipulation
Authors are strongly advised to only include references and citations that bring coherence to their papers. Authors must not include references or citations that are irrelevant for the content of their papers.
Self-citation is unethical if it aims at increasing the instances one is cited, not only for authors, but also for the journals that are cited.
The editorial board of CMSS Journal is fully committed to apply its ethics policy in the publication of articles in CMSS Journal.

B) Editors
Editors have the obligation of assessing manuscripts for their originality and inovation. Under no circumstances must Editors use information from manuscripts in their research work unless they have asked for permission from the author.

C) Reviewers
Manuscripts that are to be reviewed must be regarded as confidential documents. Reviews must be objective. Recommendations made by reviewers should be expressed in a polite manner and accompanied by explanations for the review process is meant to enhance the quality of the manuscripts, whenever possible.
If a referee considers that he/she is not qualified to review a manuscript, he/she must inform the editor and ask to be replaced.
Any original ideas that are learned during the peer review process must not be revealed or used in the reviewer’s personal interest.