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The Asian Network for Scientific Information is now a full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). Therefore, any submission that is found to violate the ethical standards (so-called "misconduct") will be certainly unacceptable and moreover, it will be seriously dealt according to the COPE guidelines.
Publication Ethics

Plagiarism
Submitted manuscripts to the ANSInet shall be the author’s own. Therefore, submissions that are found to have been taken (without permission) from a manuscript by other authors (either in electronic database and/or in the relevant publication, published or unpublished), will be considered as a "plagiarized" material.

Duplicate Submission
Manuscripts that are found to have been published elsewhere, or to be under review elsewhere, will be considered as a "duplicated" material.  In case the author(s) have used their own previously published work (or work that is currently under review), they are asked to cite the previous work and indicate how their submitted manuscript offers novel contributions and added values beyond that in their previous work.

Citation Manipulation
Submitted manuscripts that are found to include citations in order to increase the number of citations to a given author’s work, or to articles published in a particular journal, will be considered as a "citation manipulation"-containing material.

Data Fabrication and Falsification
Submitted researches that are found to have either fabricated or falsified experimental results, will be marked as "fabricated" and "falsified" materials.

Contributors
"Ghost" and/or "Guest" author phenomenon has been common in the traditional listing of research papers. This has been raising inappropriate authorship practice in which some individuals did not have an actual input in the experiment. For this, the ANSInet highly recommends that only authors who have made a significant scientific contribution to the research in the manuscript shall be listed individually in the submitted manuscript (including students and lab technicians).

Redundant Publications
Every submitted work to the ANSInet journal(s) has to be published for the first time. If the editor suspects that a submission contains results that have been published before (or even under reviewing elsewhere) either by the same author(s) or by others, then the publication is considered as a “redundant” material. In case the same author(s) own the publication, editors will most likely ask them to clarify the novel contributions and/or added value of the latest submission over the previously published one.

The ANSInet is committed to provide its readers and professionals with only trusted materials, thus, any misconduct (mentioned above) that might be submitted to the ANSInet journal(s) will be immediately rejected and returned. Moreover, all submissions forwarded to any of the ANSInet journal(s) by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript will be returned without further consideration. Furthermore, the ANSInet will prohibit all of the authors (either individually or in combination with other authors) from submission to any of the ANSInet journals for a minimum of 36 months. The prohibition will also include any of the infringing authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any ANSInet journal.

Sanctions
In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by Asian Network for Scientific Information, the following sanctions will be applied:

  Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by Asian Network for Scientific Information by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript.
  Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journal published by Asian Network for Scientific Information, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 36 months.
  Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by Asian Network for Scientific Information.

In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be particularly egregious, the publisher reserves the right to impose additional sanctions beyond those described above.

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