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The journal adheres to the ethical guidelines for research and publication described in the Guidelines on Good Publication (http://publicationethics.org/resources/guidelines) and the ICMJE Guidelines (http://www.icmje.org).

1. Authorship
Authorship credit should be based on (1) substantial contributions to conception and design, acquisition of data, and/or analysis and interpretation of data; (2) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content; (3) final approval of the version to be published; and (4) agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved. Every author should meet all of these four conditions. After the initial submission of a manuscript, any changes whatsoever in authorship (adding author(s), deleting author(s), or re-arranging the order of authors) must be explained by a letter to the editor from the authors concerned. This letter must be signed by all authors of the paper. Copyright assignment must also be completed by every author.

  • Corresponding author and first author: AJAS allows a multiple corresponding authorship (maximum two) for one article. Only one author should correspond with the editorial office for one article. AJAS accepts notice of equal contribution for the first author when the study was clearly performed by co-first authors (maximum two).
  • Correction of authorship after publication: AJAS does not correct authorship after final acceptance unless a mistake has been made by the editorial staff. Authorship may be changed before final acceptance when the authorship correction is requested by all of the authors involved with the manuscript.

2. Scientific Misconduct
The authors should be responsible for the credibility of all allegations of scientific misconduct, e.g., suspected fabrication or falsification of data, double publication, or plagiarism. Submitted manuscripts must not have been previously published and not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. No part of the accepted manuscript should be duplicated in any other scientific journal without the permission of the editorial board of AJAS. Submitted manuscripts are screened for possible plagiarism or duplicate publication by CrossCheck upon receipt by the journal. If plagiarism or duplicate publication is detected, the manuscripts may be rejected, the incident will be announced in the AJAS, and their institutions may be informed. There will also be penalties imposed by AJAS ethics committee (see Ethics committee).

With any allegation raised by the reviewers, readers or the third party, Editor-in-Chief together with the AJAS Ethics committee will first attempt to address the matter with the Corresponding Author(s). In case this fails to resolve the situation satisfactorily, the Editor-in-Chief will contact the institution of the Corresponding Author to request an investigation; the Editor-in-Chief may also contact the coauthors and/or the funder(s) of the published research.

It is the responsibility of the authors to request permission from the appropriate authority for any material that is being reproduced. This requirement applies to text, figures, tables, and audio and/or video.

3. Secondary Publication
It is possible to republish manuscripts if they satisfy the conditions of secondary publication of the ICMJE Recommendations (http://www.icmje.org/urm_main.html).

4. Conflict of Interest Statement
The corresponding author must inform the editor of any potential conflicts of interest that could influence the authors’ interpretation of the data. Examples of potential conflicts of interest are financial support from or connections to companies, political pressure from interest groups, and academically related issues. In particular, all sources of funding applicable to the study should be explicitly stated.

5. Care and Use of Animals
When conducting experiments on animals, authors should adhere to the local or national requirements for the care and use of laboratory animals. All animal experiments should be reviewed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) of the organization at which the experiment was carried out. The manuscript must include the statement of IACUC compliance that should appear as the first item in the Methods section. If necessary, the editor or reviewers may request copy of the document to resolve the questions about IACUC approval and its related issues. AJAS retains the right to reject any manuscript on the basis of unethical or misconduct of animal studies. It is also recommended that the sex of animals and, if any, influence or association of sex on the results of the study should be described.

6. Publication Misconduct
When the AJAS faces suspected cases of research and publication misconduct such as redundant (duplicate) publication, plagiarism, fraudulent or fabricated data, undisclosed conflict of interest (CoI), ethical problems with a submitted (or published) manuscript, the AJAS will follow the flowcharts provided by the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org/resources/flowcharts). The discussion and decision on the suspected cases will be carried out by ethics committee of AJAS.

7. Retain Original Data
Authors are expected to retain the original, raw data presented in a published article for the length of time required by the authors’ funding source or institution; in case the institution or funding source does not have the policy for data retention, all the original and raw data should be kept for at least 6 years after publication of the article. The AJAS reserves the right to alter this time limit in extenuating circumstances.

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Print ISSN: 1011-2367
Online ISSN: 1976-5517



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