ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT
(plagiarism, falsification/fabrication of data, etc)
Any allegations of misconduct may be identified and brought to the attention of the editor or the publisher at any time, by anyone at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this case they should provide evidence in order for an investigation to be initiated. The persons identity will be kept confidential.
If the complaint proves to be unfounded (not enough evidence) no further action will be required.
Prior the publication
During the reviewing process, a reviewer can raise a concern (providing sufficient information and evidence) about the submitted article. The author will be informed about the raised concern and asked for clarification. During this process the review will be put on hold.
The author provides an adequate explanation -> the review process can proceed and all the changes will be done by the author.
The author is unable to provide an adequate explanation or admits misconduct -> the manuscript will be rejected.
In case of missing information, the journal will publish a correction statement for the published version.
In case of fabricated data or plagiarized material the published article will be retracted.