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Ethics

The publication of an article in a peer-reviewed journal is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of work of the author and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. 

Ethics topics to consider when publishing:

Authorship of the paper: Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. 

Originality and plagiarism: The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others, that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Data access and retention: Authors may be asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data.

Multiple, redundant or concurrent publication: An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. 

Acknowledgement of sources: Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest: All submissions must include disclosure of all relationships that could be viewed as presenting a potential conflict of interest.

Fundamental errors in published works: When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author's obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.

Submission declaration and verification

Submission of an article implies that the work described has not been published previously (except in the form of an abstract, a published lecture or academic thesis, that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere, that its publication is approved by all authors and tacitly or explicitly by the responsible authorities where the work was carried out, and that, if accepted, it will not be published elsewhere in the same form, in English or in any other language, including electronically without the written consent of the copyright-holder. To verify originality, your article may be checked by the originality detection service. 

Academic Misconduct Literature Check.

Declaration of competing interest

One paper for multiple submission is strictly forbidden. Once such case discovered, any other manuscript submitted to the journal by the said author will be rejected in two years.

Any plagiarized paper will be rejected. Once discovered, the author will be listed on the blacklist.

The author shall be responsible for any infringement or inadequacies in the manuscript.

Once the manuscript is accepted and published, the copyright of the article will be transferred to the Editorial Office of “Journal of Groundwater Science and Engineering”.

Peer review

This journal operates double-blind review process. All contributions will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. The Editorial Office will inform authors within two weeks of receipt of a manuscript if it does not comply with our requirements. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to a minimum of two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. If two or more reviewers consider the manuscript unsuitable for publication, the decision will be communicated to the author(s) within two months of the date the manuscript was received. In these days, author(s) can not submit the manuscript to other journals. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final.

● Author anonymity limits reviewer bias, for example based on an author's gender, country of origin, academic status or previous publication history.

● Articles written by prestigious or renowned authors are considered on the basis of the content of their papers, rather than their reputation.


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