Duties of Authors

  1. The author has to assure that his/her paper has not been previously published in nor simultaneously submitted to other journals.
  2. The author shall not commit any degree of plagiarism in his/her paper.
  3. The author shall produce his/her manuscript format in accordance with the ‘guideline to authors’ stated in the journal.
  4. The author whose name listed in the paper shall contribute to paper production or research-related procedure.
  5. All pictures, figures, or tables appearing in the paper must be cited properly with their source(s) accurately identified. The author(s) shall be solely liable to any legal suit, if any.
  6. The author shall verify the accuracy of content and format in both in-text citations and bibliography, no citation(s) shall be made for unread references, and the proper number of citations is preferable.
  7. The author is required to correct or rework on their paper in due time as assessed and advised by reviewers and the editorial board.
  8. The author shall identify the source(s) of research fund (if any) as well as any applicable conflict of interest.
  9. Acknowledgment should be stated only after the consent has been secured from the related contributor(s).
  10. Findings must be presented in accordance with the acquired data. No exploitation (false summary, or distortion or biased selection of data/finding) shall be committed.
  11. No reference shall be made to any revoked article unless the cited statement refers to that in the revocation procedures.  A statement must be additionally provided in the said reference as ‘the revoked article’.