Publication Ethics Statement
Science is built on integrity and credibility, on which are relied greatly by the value of scientific research. Scientific research is also subject to a series of ethical, legal and professional norms and frameworks, and should comply with relevant ethical codes. Journal of Food & Machinery is committed to maintaining high standards through a rigorous peer-reviewed together with strict ethical policies. Any infringements of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, bogus claims of authorship, should be taken very seriously by the editors with zero tolerance.
- Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.
- If the work involves the use of animal or human subjects, the author should ensure that the manuscript contains a statement that all procedures were performed in compliance with relevant laws and institutional guidelines and that the appropriate institutional committee(s) has approved them. Authors should include a statement in the manuscript that informed consent was obtained for experimentation with human subjects. The privacy rights of human subjects must always be observed.
- Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data, if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
- Authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if authors have used the work and/or words of others’ that this has been appropriately cited or quoted. Copying or paraphrasing substantial parts of another’s paper (without attribution) is forbidden. Plagiarism in any forms constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable.
- An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Simultaneous submissions or concurrent reviews of the same paper are marks of unprofessionalism and are strictly not acceptable. A paper already published in some national or international journal should not be presented for consideration to again publish at any other journal. It is considered a breach of novelty.
- Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made certain contributions should be listed as co-authors or acknowledged. The corresponding author should ensure that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.
- Editor’s responsibilities to authors
1）An editor should organize peer review expeditiously and make editorial decisions under the guidelines of polices of the journal’s editorial board.
2）An editor should evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation or citizenship of the authors.
3）The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
- Editor’s responsibilities to reviewers
1）Editors should distribute manuscripts to reviewers according to their research fields and scientific interest.
2）Editors should require reviewers be cautious about potential conflicts of interest and avoid them in case.
3）Editors should make flexible time schedule for reviewers and ensure they have enough time to complete review work.
Peer reviewed experts’ responsibilities
- Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.
- Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.
- Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.
- Clear opinions should be given by reviewers based on scientific facts, objective and fair attitude.
- Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the paper.
- Reviewers are on duty to obey peer-review guidelines and complete review work in time.