BUFNETS, Bulletin of Network Engineer and Informatics

Publication Ethics

Here are some principles of publication ethics that need to be considered:

  1. Originality: Ensure that the work you publish is the result of original research and has not been previously published. Avoid duplicate publication by submitting the same research to different journals.
  2. Compliance with Copyright Laws: Respect copyright laws and properly cite sources when using material that has been previously published by others. Do not copy or plagiarize the work of others without permission or proper acknowledgment.
  3. Collaboration and Contribution: If research is conducted as a team, ensure that all team members receive proper recognition in the publication. Do not disregard significant individual contributions in collective efforts.
  4. Accurate Data Presentation: Ensure that the published data is accurate and objective. Avoid manipulation or misrepresentation of research findings. Provide sufficient details and information to allow others to replicate the study.
  5. Acknowledgment of Funding Sources: If your research is funded by external parties, such as institutions or agencies, include appropriate acknowledgment of the funding source in the publication.
  6. Acknowledgment of Contributions: If individuals or other entities have made significant contributions to the research, such as technical assistance or financial support, give them proper acknowledgment for their contributions.
  7. Non-Publication of Invalid Results: If your research results are invalid or contain significant errors, it is advisable not to publish them. Communicating errors or failures in research is also an important part of publication ethics.
  8. Transparency in Methods and Analysis: Include sufficient details of the research methods and data analysis to allow readers and other researchers to replicate the study. Avoid unethical concealment or manipulation of methods or analysis.
  9. Acknowledgment of Prior Research: Include appropriate acknowledgment of relevant prior research conducted by others. Do not claim discoveries or contributions that already exist.
  10. Fairness and Non-Discrimination: Scientific journals should uphold the principles of fairness and non-discrimination in the publication process. This means that research should be evaluated based on its scientific quality, regardless of factors such as gender, ethnicity, or institutional affiliation.

These principles of publication ethics aim to ensure the integrity and quality of scientific research and build trust between researchers and readers. It is important to always follow widely accepted guidelines and ethical standards in the academic and scientific community.