Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement:
Editor Roles and Responsibilities
In order to produce a quality journal, the editorial board should follow the roles and responsibilities as follow: (i) Editorial board need to review submitted manuscripts; (ii) The information from the manuscripts is confidential; (iii) Declare the conflict of interest if related with the authors; (iv) All manuscript should be evaluated with professionalism without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors; (v) Check the plagiarism according to the AGRE policy; (vi) Involve in journal promotion to public.
Roles of Editor to Reviewers
The roles of editor toward reviewers as follow: (i) Need to identify the potential reviewers to the respective article based in their expertise; (ii) Give the proper instruction to the reviewers regarding the process applied in AGRE; (iii) Ensured the reviwers not to take advantage on the task given; (iv) Remind and allowing reviewers to complete the task with appropriate time given; (v) Finding ways to recognize the contributions of reviewers, for example, by publicly thanking them in the journal; providing letters that might be used in applications for academic promotion; offering professional education credits; or inviting them to serve on the editorial board of the journal.
Corresponding author and author
AGRE follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Code of Conduct for International Standard for Authors. In general, the corresponding author should follow all the rules and regulation in AGRE as follow: (i) allowed more than one corresponding author; (ii) The corresponding author should ensure that all authors approved and agreed the final version of the article submitted; (iii) The corresponding author managed to add, remove or modified the authors arrangement during the revision period; (iv) The authors should have acknowledged any funding received from the research; (v) Ensure the work is original works and should provide a statement attesting to the originality of the study they have submitted for consideration; (vi) NOT submit the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable; (vii) 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.
Peer-reviewed Process and responsibility
AGRE follows the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) code of conduct for Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers. In brief, reviewers responsibilities towards the author as follow: (i) Reviewers should be professional and no conflict of interest between reviewers to editorial board and reviewers to the author (ii) Avoiding personal comments or criticism (iii) Keep all the decision of the manuscript as confidential (v) Give the clear comments to the article without confusing the authors (vi) Recommending the addition of important or relevant published works that are widely available into the citation list; (vii) Avoid of suggesting own article or unrelated works to be cited; (viii) Notifying the editor immediately if unable to review in a timely manner and providing the names of potential other reviewers; (ix) Determining scientific merit, originality, and scope of the work; indicating ways to improve it; and recommending acceptance or rejection using whatever rating scale the editor deems most useful (x) Avoid from direct author contact.
Plagiarism is the copying of ideas, text, data and other creative work (e.g. tables, figures, and graphs) and presenting it as original research without proper citation. Therefore, to avoid plagiarism, the author(s) need to obtain permission to reuse previously published work (even if properly cited) from the holder of the copyright (which is typically not the author). It is essential that the author(s) inform editors and reviewers when any portion of an article is based heavily on previous work, even if this work has been written by one or more of the author(s) of the article. It is the responsibility of the author(s) not only to cite the previous work, including his or her own but also to indicate the extent to which an article depends on this work.
The Editorial Committee and publisher take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred; in no event shall a journal or its editors encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place; in the event that a journal’s publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately; the journal should have available guidelines for retracting or correcting articles when needed; and finally publishers and editors should always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed.
Copyright and access
Authors who claim ownership to the data being reported, along with the manuscript’s authors, may be asked to sign over certain publication rights to the journal through copyright transfer or a licensing agreement. Authors should be aware of, and must abide by, the terms of these agreements.
AGRE published online version with a frequency of THREE (3) issues a year; April, August and December issue. However, the editorial team and publisher have a right to publish any article from conference or special issue when it is needed
Conflict of Interest
The authors should declare the conflict of interest in the article shown in the AGRE template
Multidisciplinary Sciences Publisher (MSP) as the publisher is committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, MSP will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful to editors. Finally, MSP will work closely with other publishers and industry associations to set standards for best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions- and are prepared to provide specialized legal review and counsel if necessary.