Ethical standards for publication ensure scientific publications of the highest quality, retention of public trust in scientific reports that further provides credibility to the scientific investigators (and community) for the scientific investigators for their endeavors. In line with the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (CoPE), TTIC will accept papers only if:
· the paper has not been published before, except in the form of an abstract or as a part of review or thesis
· the paper is not under consideration for publication elsewhere;
· the manuscript and the report therein have been approved by all co-authors as well as by the responsible authorities at the university/institute whose resources have been used for the work
· the submission (by the authors) has no misconducts like plagiarism, data fabrication, and manipulation are practiced during research work and manuscript preparation.
Copying of even a single sentence from someone else’s manuscript or composition or even from the author’s previously published work is considered infringement of Copyright laws and the manuscript would be treated as plagiarized.
Data fabrication and falsification of data
Any report of manipulated or fabricated data reporting on the part of the author(s) would imply that the authors have grossly flouted basic tenets of scientific reporting and the authors would lose credibility as an authentic scientific investigator(s).
The authors should note that submission of same work in multiple journals at the same time, among scientific journal, publishers are considered as gross misconduct and misuse of the opportunity offered to authors for scientific reporting. Such practices potentially damage the time of editors and peers who take time out of their busy professional practices in reviewing submissions from authors.
‘Salami Publications’ or redundant work submission
Authors should refrain from submission of work that entails no original practice or original experiment. Readers pay no attention to works of repetitive nature.