Publication Ethics and Malpractice

During the 2nd World Conference on Research Integrity in Singapore in 2010, COPE helped develop two position statements setting out international standards for responsible research publication for editors and authors. This Journal adheres to ensure the highest possible ethical standards of publication practice. Our statement here closely draws upon wording of this Code.
The full Code can be found at:

As Editors of Suranaree J. Sci. Technol.:  

  1. Editors are accountable and should take responsibility for everything they publish.
  2. Editors should make fair and unbiased decisions independent from commercial consideration and ensure a fair and appropriate peer review process.
  3. Editors should adopt editorial policies that encourage maximum transparency and complete, honest reporting.
  4. Editors should guard the integrity of the published record by issuing corrections and retractions when needed and pursuing suspected or alleged research and publication misconduct.
  5. Editors should pursue reviewer and editorial misconduct.
  6. Editors should critically assess the ethical conduct of studies in humans and animals.
  7. Peer reviewers and authors should be told what is expected of them.
  8. Editors should have appropriate policies in place for handling editorial conflicts of interest.

As Authors of Suranaree J. Sci. Technol.:

  1. The research being reported should have been conducted in an ethical and responsible manner and should comply with all relevant legislation.
  2. Researchers should present their results clearly, honestly, and without fabrication, falsification or inappropriate data manipulation.
  3. Researchers should strive to describe their methods clearly and unambiguously so that their findings can be confirmed by others.
  4. Researchers should adhere to publication requirements that submitted work is original, is not plagiarized, and has not been published elsewhere.
  5. Authors should take collective responsibility for submitted and published work.
  6. The authorship of research publications should accurately reflect individuals’ contributions to the work and its reporting.
  7. Funding sources and relevant conflicts of interest should be disclosed.

As Reviewers of Suranaree J. Sci. Technol.

  1. Provide prompt, timely feedback to the Editors on manuscripts.
  2. Maintain confidentiality of all documents in the review process.
  3. Alert the Editors of any reason or possible or actual conflict of interest in relation to a manuscript or its authors, or knowledge of a study or project, and withdraw from the process.
  4. Advise the Editors of possible plagiarism where authors have not cited work correctly or duplicated work in publications, including their own.
  5. Give timely, feedback to authors which does not personally criticize them and provides clear supportive statements to back up their review decisions.
  6. Alert the Editors when presented with a manuscript for which they do not have the expertise to review.