Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice


IJVSBT is printed and electronic peer reviewed international journal committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics. In order to provide our readers with a journal of highest quality we state the following principles of Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement. All articles not in accordance with these standards will be removed from the publication if malpractice is discovered at any time even after the publication. IJVSBT  is checking all papers in a single-blind peer review process; Submitted manuscripts for publication are double-blind peer-reviewed: reviewers are aware of the identity of the authors, but author(s) are unaware of the identity of the reviewers.

We also check for plagiarism and research fabrication (using PlagScan/iThenthicate) as IJVSBT  reserves the right to use plagiarism detecting software to screen submitted papers at all times; falsification (manipulation of existing research data, tables, or images) and improper use of animals in research. In accordance with the code of conduct we will report any cases of suspected plagiarism or duplicate publishing. 

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

IJVSBT is committed to the highest standards of publication ethics and takes all measures against any publication malpractices.