Publication Ethics

The publication of all articles in the Advanced Materials Proceedings is done after following a due peer-review process using highly recommended online manuscript central. The high-quality peer-review process is conducted with the help of International Association of Advanced Materials reviewer’s database. It is necessary for all the parties involved in the act of publishing to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior, including the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, and the publisher.

Publication Decisions

The Editors of the Advanced Materials Proceedings are responsible for taking the decision as to which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published and which ones should not. The Editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by any legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The Editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in order to make this decision.

Fair Play

Any editor, at any time, evaluates the manuscripts for their intellectual content only, without any regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality

The editor and any member of the editorial staff is not allowed to share any information about a submitted manuscript with anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, other editorial advisers, reviewers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Any material that is submitted in a manuscript and has not been published yet should not be used in an editor’s own research without the explicit written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions: Peer review helps the editor in making the editorial decisions. Moreover, the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the quality of the paper.

Promptness: If any selected referee feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or finds that the prompt review of the manuscript is not possible should notify the editor of the same and recuse himself from the process.

Confidentiality: All the manuscripts that are received for review are required to be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with anyone, unless authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity: Reviews are required to be conducted objectively. Any form of personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with the help of supporting arguments.

Acknowledgment of Sources: If there is any relevant published work that has not been cited by the author, it should be identified by the reviewers. Also, if the reviewers make a statement that an observation, argument, or derivation has been reported previously, should be supported with a relevant citation. Moreover, a reviewer is also required to bring it to attention of the editor if there is a substantial similarity or overlap between any content in the manuscript under consideration and some other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest: Any form of privileged information or ideas that are obtained through peer review process must be kept strictly confidential and not used for personal advantage in any case. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from collaborative, competitive, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions that are connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting Standards: The authors of reports of original research should present a detailed and accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of how it is significant. The underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should include sufficient detail and references to allow others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements, in any form, amount to unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention: Authors are required to provide the raw data connected with a paper for editorial review, and they should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should, in any event, be prepared to retain such data for a significant and reasonable time after the data or paper is published.

Originality and Plagiarism: It is imperative that the authors ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of anybody else, then that should be appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication: An author should not, in general, publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research or work in more than one journal or any form of primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal amounts to nothing short of unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable to the journal.

Acknowledgment of Sources: If the work of anybody else has been used, then proper acknowledgment of the work must be given. Authors should also cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper: Authorship should be limited to only those who have made a significant contribution to the design, conception, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. Everyone who has made significant contributions should be listed as a co-author. If there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should also be acknowledged or listed as contributors.

It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper and that all co-authors have duly seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to allow its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects: If the work presented in the manuscript involves chemicals, procedures, or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these hazards in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: If there are any financial or other substantive conflicts of interest that might influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript, the authors should disclose them in their manuscript. Moreover, all the sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed as well.

Fundamental Errors in Published Works: If an author finds out a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the Editors to retract or correct the inaccuracy in the paper.