The Thai Food and Drug Journal (TFDJ) is owned by Thai Food and Drug Administration by the Editors of the journal. The publication ethics is required for publication on TFDJ that is guided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) to ensure the highest possible ethical standard of publication practice. The full code is able to get more detail on http://publicationethics.org/files/2008%20Code%20of%20Conduct.pdf.
Editors of TFDJ strive to:
- maintain to meet the needs of readers and authors, improve a quality of the journal and have processes in place to assure the quality of material publish, champion freedom of expression, maintain the integrity of academic record, prevent business interests compromising intellectual standards, and are always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies where relevant;
- give timely and constructive feedback to authors, respect requests from authors which individual reviewers should not review their submission whether these are well reasoned, as well as make firm decisions to accept or reject a manuscript that based on the manuscript’ importance, originality, clarity, and the study of relevance to the remit of the journal;
- have a duty to act if a description of peer review processes should be published, and editors should be ready to justify any important deviation from the described processes;
- should not reverse decision to accept submission unless serious problems are identified with the submission;
- use a double-blind peer review process which neither the authors nor the reviewers know each other’s, and make all best to ensure that peer reviewers and authors’ identities are protected –unless they have an open review system that is declared to authors and reviewers;
- take every rational steps to ensure the material quality that they publish, recognise also journals and sections within the journal that will have different purposes and standard.
- keep confidential of the ideas or information that obtained the article, and not used for personal advantage
Ethics of Author
Authors should follow as:
- ensure that their submitted article is an only original work with sufficient detail and references to enable replication of study by others, is not plagiarised, has not published any elsewhere or never submitted to other journals at the same time, and take responsibility for submitted and published article;
- disclose of financial support for the study and potential in the acknowledgements, also disclose any potential conflicts of interest that should be stated;
- present an accurate account of the study on performed and an objective clearly, present the research conducted responsible manner and comply with all relevant legislation, describe the methods clearly so that the findings can be confirmed by others, present the results clearly, honestly, without fabrication, and falsification or inappropriate data manipulation;
- present conclusions that should be based on the evidence presented on the paper and not on personal opinions.
Reviewers are expected to:
- provide prompt and timely feedback to the editors on manuscripts;
- should not discuss aspects of the work under review with other researchers till the article is published;
- keep confidential of the ideas or information that obtained the article, and not used for personal advantage;
- inform the auditors for any reasons or possible or actual conflict of interests in relation to a manuscript or its authors or knowledge of the study, and decline the review;
- advice the editors of possible plagiarism where authors have not cited work correctly or duplicated work in publication;
- feedback to authors which does not personally criticise them and provide clearly supportive statements to back up their review decisions.