Publication Ethics

Publication Ethics

Ethics in Publishing

Journal of The Royal Thai Army Nurses is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in publishing. Therefore, all parties involved must adhere to the principles and standards of publication ethics with great diligence.

Role and Responsibilities of Editors

  1. Editors are responsible for reviewing and evaluating the submitted manuscripts for publication in the journal. They should assess the content of the articles to ensure they align with the journal's objectives and scope.
  2. Editors should assess the quality of the manuscripts before publication.
  3. Editors should oversee the peer review process for all submitted manuscripts and ensure that it adheres to the academic standards of the journal. This should involve qualified reviewers from various institutions.
  4. Editors should manage the double-blind peer review process.
  5. Editors should make decisions based on academic reasons and should not be biased toward the authors in terms of their ethnicity, gender, religion, culture, politics, or affiliations.
  6. Editors should not have any financial or personal interests in the authors or their work and should not use the submitted articles for personal gain or to advance their academic careers.
  7. Editors should not alter or change the content of the articles and the assessments provided by the reviewers. They should not withhold information exchanged between reviewers and authors.
  8. Editors should not disclose the personal information of the authors or any personal information that may be present in the articles unless they have written consent to do so.
  9. In cases where issues arise that are beyond the editor's scope, they should bring the matter to the editorial board for consensus-based decision-making.
  10. Editors should maintain the journal's standards and continuously improve its quality to keep it up-to-date.

Role and Responsibilities of Authors

  1. Authors must submit work that has not been published elsewhere and is not currently under consideration for publication in other journals.
  2. Authors must not engage in plagiarism and should properly cite any work that they reference in their articles.
  3. Authors must not infringe on copyright for data, content, or images in their articles.
  4. All co-authors must be informed and give their consent for the submission of the manuscript to the journal.
  5. The data presented in the articles should be accurate and not distorted, fabricated, or misrepresented.
  6. Authors must follow the journal's procedures to ensure the quality of the content submitted for publication.
  7. Authors should include a statement in their articles indicating that they have received ethical approval for research involving human subjects, as required by the National Research Council, if applicable.

Role and Responsibilities of Reviewers

  1. Reviewers must have a strong understanding of the subject matter and content of the academic work being evaluated.
  2. Reviewers should prioritize the quality of the articles and evaluate them based on academic principles and reasoning, free from personal biases or opinions.
  3. Reviewers should not seek personal benefit from the academic work they are reviewing.
  4. Reviewers should report to the editorial board immediately if they discover that a manuscript is a duplicate or a reproduction of another work.
  5. Reviewers should provide feedback and reasoning for requesting revisions, accepting, or rejecting manuscripts, and communicate these decisions clearly to the editors.
  6. Reviewers should adhere to the timeline for the review process as set by the journal.
  7. Reviewers should not disclose any information about the manuscript.