Scitech Journals strictly follows the below publication ethics which involves outlining the ethical standards and practices that authors, reviewers, editors, and the publisher during the peer review and publication process. This ethics serves as a guideline to ensure integrity, quality, and transparency in academic and scientific publishing. Here’s a structured approach to help you draft a comprehensive publication.


  • Purpose: Begin by stating the purpose of the publication ethics statement, emphasizing the commitment to ethical practices in the publication process.
  • Scope: Clarify the scope of the document, indicating who it applies to.

Responsibilities of Authors

  • Originality and Plagiarism: Authors should ensure their work is entirely original, and if they used the work and/or words of others, this must be appropriately cited or quoted.
  • Data Access and Retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with their paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.
  • Multiple, Redundant, or Concurrent Publication: Authors should not publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication.
  • Acknowledgment of Sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Reviewers assist the editor in making editorial decisions and, through the editorial communications with the author, may also assist the author in improving the paper.
  • Promptness: Reviewers should complete their reviews within the specified timeline.
  • Confidentiality: Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents.
  • Objectivity: Reviews should be conducted objectively, and personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

Responsibilities of Editors

  • Avoid bias: Manuscripts should be evaluated for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.
  • Confidentiality: Editors must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Publishing Ethics Issues

  • Monitoring/Safeguarding Publishing Ethics: Outline the process for monitoring and ensuring ethical practices throughout the publication process.
  • Guidelines for Retraction or Correction: Provide guidelines on how to handle corrections, retractions, expressions of concern, and apologies when needed.

Conflict of Interest

  • Definition and Disclosure: Define what constitutes a conflict of interest and require all participants in the publication process to disclose any potential conflicts.


Summarize the commitment to uphold the highest standards of publication ethics and the measures taken to prevent unethical practices.

Contact Information

Provide contact information of authors, affiliation with complete details who re involved in that particular article.

Remember to review guidelines from reputable organizations such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for best practices and to ensure that your publication ethics statement is comprehensive and up-to-date.

Role of Scientific Articles/Manuscripts in Publishing a Journal

1. Dissemination of Research: Scientific articles are the primary means through which researchers share their findings with the global scientific community. Publishing these articles in journals ensures that the research is accessible to other scientists, practitioners, and policymakers.

2. Quality Assurance: Through the single blinded peer-review process, scientific manuscripts undergo rigorous evaluation by experts in the field. This ensures the accuracy, validity, and significance of the research published in a journal.

3. Academic Record: Publishing in scientific journals contributes to the academic record of researchers and institutions, facilitating academic promotions, funding, and recognition.

4. Scientific Dialogue: Articles often stimulate scholarly debate and discussion, leading to new research ideas, collaborations, and advancements in the field.

5. Benchmarking Progress: The publication of scientific articles allows for the benchmarking of progress within a field, highlighting the current state of knowledge and identifying gaps for future research.

Styles/Formats of Scientific Articles

1. Original Research Articles: These provide a detailed account of original research, including the hypothesis, methodology, data analysis, results, and interpretation. They are the most common type of scientific article.

2. Review Articles: Review articles synthesize existing literature on a specific topic, offering a comprehensive analysis of research developments, methodologies, and findings. They help readers keep up to date with the field.

3. Short Communications/Brief Reports: These are concise articles that present preliminary or limited results of research studies. They are useful for sharing significant findings that may not require a full research article.

4. Case Studies: Particularly common in medical and social sciences, case studies detail the conditions, treatment, and outcomes of individual cases or a small group, offering in-depth insights into particular phenomena.

5. Short Research Articles: Focused on the development, modification, or new application of scientific methods or procedures. These articles are valuable for advancing research techniques.

6. Opinion Articles: Written by experts in the field, position papers express viewpoints on current issues, trends, or controversies, often proposing recommendations or future directions.

7. Letters to the Editor/Correspondence: These short articles can be responses to previously published articles, comments on current issues, or brief reports of innovative research. They foster dialogue among the scientific community.

8. Editorials: Written by the journal's editorial board or invited guests, editorials provide insights or opinions on a wide range of topics, from the content of the current issue to broader issues affecting the field.

9. Conference Proceedings: Articles published in conference proceedings report on findings presented at scientific meetings. They often undergo a less rigorous review process but are a valuable source of emerging research.

Each of these formats serves a unique purpose in the scientific communication ecosystem, catering to different aspects of research dissemination, discussion, and development. When preparing a manuscript for submission, it is crucial to select the appropriate article type based on the nature of the research and the requirements of the target journal.