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Ethical Policy

The Main goal of our policy is threefold:
- To provide advice for our authors
- To maintain the scholarly integrity of our journals and their content, and
- To detail the ethical responsibilities of our editors and authors.
We expect all authors to read and understand our ethics policy before submitting to any of our journals. It is important to note that most incidents of plagiarism, redundant publication, copyright infringement or similar occur because of a lack of understanding, and not through fraudulent intent. Our policy is one of prevention and not persecution.

Authors' Responsibilities

Authors' Should:
- Ensure that all researched work submitted is original, fully referenced and that all authors are represented accurately. The submission must be exclusive and not under consideration elsewhere.
- Provide accurate contact details for a designated corresponding author,
- Openly disclose the source of all data and third party material, including previously unpublished work by the authors themselves.
- Identify any third party material that they intend to include in their article, and obtain written permission for re-use in each instance from the relevant copyright holders. Such permissions should be submitted once the manuscript is accepted, or requires small changes to be accepted.
- Fully correspond and comply with the editor and publisher in any requests for source data, proof of authorship or originality in a timely manner, providing reasonable explanation for discrepancies or failures to disclose vital information.
- Expect transparency, efficiency and respect from the publisher and the editor during the submissions process.
- Remain in good communication with both the publisher and the editor.
- When necessary, submit corrigenda in a timely and responsible fashion

Editors' Responsibilities

Editors should:
- Read and understand COPE guidelines and follow them during all editorial processes.
- Protect the reputation of their journal(s) and published work by only publishing content of the highest quality and relevance in a timely and responsible manner.
- Carry out thorough, objective and confidential peer review for original article submissions that pass the initial quality check and editorial assessment
- Detail and justify any article types which will not be peer reviewed (e.g. editorials, opinion pieces etc.).
- Provide a transparent review and publication process as far as is possible, with full respect and care paid to the author(s).
- Allow authors the right to appeal any editorial decision.
- Only accept papers based on the original merit, quality and relevance of their content.
- Advise the publisher of any third party material which has been included for which they do not believe sufficient permission has been cleared.
- Remain in good communication with both the publisher and the author(s).

Reviewers' Responsibilities

Reviewers should:
- SFSN's policy of confidential peer review of their journals. This includes, but is not restricted to, keeping their identity hidden from authors and not externally distributing any work that is passed to them for their eyes only.
- Only accept invitations to review work that is relevant to their own expertise and specialty.
- Review submitted work in a responsible, impartial and timely manner.
- Report any suspected ethical misconduct as part of a thorough and honest review of the work.
- Remain in good communication with both the publisher and the editor.

Note Society for Science and Nature(SFSN) do not hold any responsibility about the views, opinion and work of author(s) presented in the article published in SFSN