Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
Nature and Ecotourism (N&E)
General duties and responsibilities of Editors for Nature and Ecotourism (N&E)
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E) we adopt the COPE guidelines on publication ethics.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), editor-in-chief and editorial boards are held responsible for all published materials in their journals. They do their best
• to meet the necessary requirements of readers and authors;
• for continues improvement on the journal’s materials;
• to make sure about the quality of published materials;
• to ensure about freedom of expression;
• to keep the integrity of all academic record;
• to include all business requirements from compromising intellectual standards;
• and to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when they are necessary.
Relations with readers
Readers are always informed about the people who funded research and on the role of any funders in the research.
Relations with authors
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), editors are held responsible to take any necessary actions to make sure the quality of published materials, recognizing that journals and sections within journals will have various objectives and standards.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E) Editors’ decisions to accept or reject any paper for publication are solely based on the paper’s importance, originality, and clarity, and the research’s relevance to the remit of the journal.
A description of peer review processes are published, and editors also constantly justify any important deviation from the described processes.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E) has a declared mechanism for authors to appeal against Editorial decisions and they could ask editors to reconsider their decision by providing necessary facts and reasons.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), all editors publish guidance to authors on everything, which is expected. This guidance are also regularly updated.
Editors do not reverse decisions to accept submissions unless serious problems are detected with the submission. Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), our new editors do not have the permission to overturn decisions to publish submissions made by the previous editor unless serious problems are determined.
Relations with reviewers
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), editors are responsible to publish guidance to reviewers on everything, which is expected. This guidance are regularly updated and all interested parties are referred or related links.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), editors have appropriate systems to make sure that peer reviewers’ identities are protected.
The peer-review process
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), editors have the access to appropriate systems to make sure that material submitted to their journal are kept confidential while they are under review process.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), Editors follow the procedure set out in the COPE flowchart. All editors respond to complaints quickly and make sure there is a way for dissatisfied complainants to take complaints further by sending an email to editor-in-chief of the journal. This mechanism are made clear in the Journal and include information on how to refer unresolved matters to COPE.
In Nature and Ecotourism (N&E), cogent criticisms of published works are welcome for publication unless editors have convincing reasons on why they are not entitled for publication. Authors of criticized material are also given the opportunity to respond.