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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, RTF, or WordPerfect document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines, which is found in About the Journal.
  • If submitting to a peer-reviewed section of the journal, the instructions in Ensuring a Blind Review have been followed.

Author Guidelines

Publication Ethics Statement

The ethics statement of publication in the process of publishing articles in the Platax Scientific Journal is a joint statement as; publisher, editor, review board, and writer. The three main publication ethics in Platax Scientific Journal:

1. Neutrality. Publishing in the Platax Scientific Journal is free from conflicts of interest.

2. Justice. Authorities of articles published in the Platax Scientific Journal belong to the author.

3. Integrity / Honesty. Articles sent by the author must be original and free of plagiarism.


Publisher ethical standards

  1. The publisher determines the name of the journal, the scope of science, the period of publication, and the status of accreditation (indexed).
  2. The publisher establishes the board of reviewers.
    1. The publisher defines the relationship of the publisher, editors, reviewers, and other parties in the contract.
    2. The publisher respects all confidential matters of authors, editors, and reviewers.
    3. The publisher respects the copyright of all articles.
    4. The publisher reviews the policy of publishing periodically and communicate it with authors, editors, reviewers, and readers.
    5. The publisher sets the code of conduct guidance for editors and reviewers.
    6. The publisher ensures the publishing regularly.
    7. The publisher assures funding availability for publication sustainability.
    8. The publisher establishes and maintains the publication network.
    9. The publisher establishes the permit and other legal aspects.

Ethical standards of editors

  1. The editors justify the needs of readers and authors.
  2. The editors maintain the continues improvement of publication quality.
  3. The editors apply procedures to assure the quality of published articles.
  4. The editors prioritize the independent of academic expressions in objectively.
  5. The editors maintain the integrity of academic records of authors.
  6. The editors deliver to authors about corrections, clarifications, rejections, and apologize if needed.
  7. The editors responsible for the format and style of articles, while the authors responsible on contents (including any statements) of articles.
  8. The editors actively ask for any comments from authors, readers, reviewers, and member of board editors to improve the publication quality.
  9. The editors encourage any assessments on Accountability Journal for any inadequacies.
  10. The editors support any initiative to reduce errors in published studies by asking the authors to sign any ethical clearances which approved by Ethical Clearance Committee.
  11. The editors support any initiative to educate the authors about publication ethics.
  12. The editors routinely evaluate and review the effect of publication policy on responses of authors or reviewers and directly make any corrections needed to improve the editors responsibility and reduce any errors significantly.
  13. The editors accept any comments or opinions by other people with aboveboard.
  14. The editors take decisions independently and objectively.
  15. The editors encourage the authors to revise (if any) the articles based on reviewers comments in objective to proper publication.

Ethical standards of reviewers

  1. The reviewers independently and objectively review the article assigned by editors and deliver the results to editors as the consideration of proper publication.
  2. The reviewers should not review the articles which directly or indirectly involve his/her name.
  3. The reviewers should keep author's privacy by not propagate any comments or any contents of articles when under evaluation process.
  4. The reviewers encourage the authors to revise the articles in objective to proper publication.
  5. The reviewers should assess any revision by authors with predetermined standards.
  6. The reviewers should review the article with the standard time according to journal guidelines based on scientific rules such as methodology, legality of authors, conclusion, etc.
  7. The reviewers should not review the articles which directly or indirectly involve his/her name.

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