Publication Ethics

This publication ethics is adapted based on the publishing ethics policy of Elsevier and COPE.

Duties of Authors

1. Authorship. The author is the person who has made a significant contribution to the design and preparation of concepts as well as the implementation or interpretation of the research reported. Other people who have made significant contributions must also be registered as joint authors. For joint authorship, all registered writers must ensure that they have seen and agreed to the final manuscript to be submitted and agree to submit it to Veritas Journal.

2. Originality and Acknowledgment of Sources. The author must ensure that the work submitted is original. All various forms of plagiarism, including falsifying or manipulating data, is unacceptable. When using others' work, the author must always give proper acknowledgment by including references from others' sources, opinions, and works by following the standard citation format.

3. Multiple or Concurrent Publications. Authors should not submit the same manuscript to more than one journal or publication concurrently. Several publications originating from the same study must be clearly identified, and the main publications must always be referred to.

4. Error in the Author's Work. If the author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the submitted manuscript or published article, the author is responsible for notifying the Veritas Journal Editor immediately and working with the editor to withdraw or correct the manuscript.

Duties of Editors

1. Publication Decisions. Veritas Journal Editorial Board is responsible for deciding whether incoming texts can be published. The editors may decide to reject, accept, or request repairs to the manuscript. The publication decision is taken based on the editorial board's policy, the journal's focus and scope, peer review results, and constrained by such legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism.

2. Objective Assessment. The editors ensure that the assessment of submitted manuscripts is based on the manuscript's intellectual contents without discrimination in gender, ethnicity, citizenship, etc.

3. Peer Review. The editors ensure that the peer review process runs anonymously (double-blind peer review), fair, and objective. The editors must select reviewers who have suitable and adequate expertise in the relevant area and free from conflicts of interest.

4. Confidentiality and Conflict of Interest. The editors ensure the confidentiality of all information regarding the manuscript submitted to the journal. The editors must also keep confidentiality of the identities of the authors and reviewers. The editors will not use the rejected manuscript (in whole or part) for their own research without the author's written consent. Veritas Journal Editorial Board members may not be included in making decisions on manuscripts that involve conflicts of interest with him/her.

Duties of Reviewers

1. Confidentiality. Reviewers must keep confidential any information about the manuscript submitted by the author. Reviewers are not allowed to discuss or share the review with others without permission from the editor.

2. Objectivity Standard. Reviews should be conducted objectively supported by clear arguments and constructive feedback for the author. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate.

3. Timeliness. Reviewers only agree to review if they are sure they can do the review on time. If the assigned reviewer knows that it is impossible to meet the specified deadline, they should notify the editor immediately.

4. Completeness and Authenticity of References. Reviewers should identify the others’ works that have not been cited or quoted properly by the author. A reviewer should be alert to potential ethical issues in the manuscript and notify the editor about any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which the reviewer has personal knowledge.