Publication Ethics

Advances in Bioscience is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards in scientific publishing. These guidelines are intended to outline the ethical responsibilities of authors, reviewers, and editors to ensure the integrity of the published scientific record and the credibility of the journal.

Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

  • Originality and Authorship: Authors must submit original work that has not been previously published elsewhere, except in the form of abstracts or preliminary presentations. Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported research. All authors must approve the final version of the manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Citation of sources: Authors must accurately acknowledge the sources of data and ideas used in their work and properly cite all relevant publications.
  • Data Availability and Sharing: Authors are expected to share research data upon reasonable request, following ethical and legal considerations. Raw data, protocols, and materials should be made available to allow for independent verification of the findings.
  • Research Conduct: Authors must ensure that their research adheres to all relevant ethical guidelines for animal experimentation and human subject research. Studies involving human participants must be approved by an appropriate Institutional Review Board (IRB) and informed consent must be obtained.
  • Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Authors must disclose all financial and non-financial conflicts of interest that may potentially influence their interpretation of the results or the peer-review process. This includes funding sources, employment affiliations, patents, and any other relevant interests.
  • Authorship Disputes: In cases of authorship disputes, authors must communicate effectively with the editors to resolve the issue.

Ethical Responsibilities of Reviewers

  • Confidentiality: Confidentiality must be maintained throughout the review process. Reviewers should not disclose any information about the manuscript or its review to anyone outside the editorial process.
  • Objectivity: Reviewers should conduct their evaluations objectively and fairly, focusing on the scientific merit of the manuscript, free from personal biases or conflicts of interest.
  • Disclosure of conflicts: Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest that might bias their evaluation and recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts where a conflict exists.
  • Timeliness and Expertise: Reviewers should provide constructive and timely feedback. They should only accept to review manuscripts within their area of expertise and complete reviews within the specified timeframe.
  • Originality and Plagiarism: Reviewers are responsible for identifying potential plagiarism or redundant publications.

Ethical Responsibilities of Editors

  • Fairness and Objectivity: Editors are responsible for ensuring fair and objective review of all submitted manuscripts. They must select qualified reviewers and ensure that all manuscripts receive a fair and unbiased evaluation. Editorial decisions on manuscripts will be based solely on their scientific merit and relevance to the scope of the journal.
  • Confidentiality and Integrity: The editors will maintain the confidentiality of all submitted manuscripts and the identities of reviewers throughout the review process and will not use unpublished information for personal gain.
  • Conflict of Interest: Editors will declare and recuse themselves from handling any manuscript in which they may have a potential conflict of interest. They will ensure that all editorial decisions are made objectively and free form bias.
  • Handling Misconduct: Editors will take appropriate action in cases of suspected research misconduct, including plagiarism, fabrication, falsification, and data manipulation, or authorship disputes. This may include contacting the corresponding author, their institution, or relevant research organizations.
  • Retraction and Correction: Editors will ensure the integrity of the published record by taking appropriate action in cases of research misconduct, plagiarism, or errors, which may include retracting the article or issuing corrections as needed.

Handling of Ethical Issues

  • Investigation of Allegations:Allegations of misconduct will be investigated promptly and impartially by the Editorial Board of the Journal.
  • Action on Misconduct: If misconduct is substantiated, the Journal will take appropriate action to maintain integrity and uphold ethical standards.

Ethical Guidelines for Research

Advances in Bioscience adheres to the following ethical guidelines for research:

  • Declaration of Helsinki: This international guideline sets ethical standards for research involving human subjects.
  • Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: This guide provides ethical principles for the use of animals in research.
  • International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Peer Review of Biomedical Research: These recommendations provide detailed guidance on ethical research practices.

Publication Ethics Resources

Authors, reviewers, and editors are encouraged to refer to the following resources for more information on publication ethics:

To ensure ethical publication practices, Advances in Bioscience requires that reviewers, editors, and authors adhere to these guidelines. Reviewers and editors are responsible for upholding the principles of publication ethics throughout their involvement with the journal. By submitting a manuscript to Advances in Bioscience, authors implicitly agree to abide by these ethical guidelines and to cooperate fully with any investigation of alleged misconduct. Violations of these guidelines may result in corrective actions, including retraction of published articles and restrictions on submission of future manuscripts.

For any questions or concerns regarding publication ethics, please contact the Editorial Office at