Ethics policy


Greener Scholarly Publications (GSP) operates with the list of ethical standards below. Authors are to adhere strictly to them.     

Data fabrication/falsification 

Has to do with research data manipulation with the aim of giving a false notion. This includes images manipulation (to make image elements vague, delete image elements or add new image elements), altering results to suit convenience, to change of data figure, adding or removing from data figures, and more.    GSP will not tolerate such conducts.


Plagiarism refers to a situation where someone duplicates/delivers part or the complete work (data, figures, text, or theories) of another person as if it were his/her own without proper acknowledgement and reference to the true owner. GSP has zero tolerance for plagiarism.    


A person claiming authorship of a scholarly publication must have met the following criteria:    
a.  Substantial participation in conception and design of the study, or in analysis and interpretation of data; 
b.   Substantial participation in the drafting of the manuscript or in the substantive editing of the manuscript; 
c.   Final approval of the version of the manuscript to be published; 
d.   Ability to explain and defend the study in public or scholarly settings.    

Duplicate Publication  

Authors who submit a manuscript for publication containing data, reviews, conclusions, etc., that have already been disseminated in some significant manner (e.g., published as an article in another journal, presented at a conference, posted on the internet) must clearly indicate to the editors and readers the nature of the previous dissemination” – Office of Research Integrity.    GSP will not tolerate such conducts.

Unethical Citations 

Authors can use only citations that are relevant to the study. It is unethical to cite irrelevant works of others or employ irrelevant self-citation. GSP will not tolerate such conducts.    

Copyright Infringement   

Copyright infringement is the use of works protected by copyright law without permission, infringing certain exclusive rights granted to the copyright holder, such as the right to reproduce, distribute, display or perform the protected work, or to make derivative works” - Wikipedia.  Authors should ensure they are not infringing any copyright before submission. 

Non-compliance with regulatory standards affecting research 

This includes the violations of related local/international regulations and law governing the use of funds, animals subjects, human subjects, untested drugs, new devices, radioactive, biological and chemical materials.  GSP will not tolerate such conducts.

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