Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications, public trust in scientific findings, and that people receive credit for their ideas. SSE is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and abides by its Code of Conduct and aims to adhere to its Best Practice Guidelines.
- Duplicate submissions
- Redundancy of manuscripts
- Fabrication of data and Falsification
SSE closely suggest authors to declare transparency in any case of duplication and demonstrate significant development in the submitted manuscript than the original article with correct citations. We endorse COPE and ICMJE guidelines to handle the submitted manuscript in case suspected for any duplication or substantial overlap.