Publishing Ethics

The "Journal of Food Legumes" adheres to the highest standards of publishing ethics and strives to maintain integrity, transparency, and fairness throughout the publication process. We are committed to upholding the following principles:

  1. Authorship and Originality: All submitted manuscripts must represent original research work and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their work is free from plagiarism and properly acknowledges the contributions of others.

  2. Peer Review Process: All submitted manuscripts undergo rigorous peer review by experts in the field to ensure scientific quality, validity, and relevance. Reviewers are selected based on their expertise and independence, and they provide constructive feedback to authors to improve the quality of their work.

  3. Conflicts of Interest: Authors, reviewers, and editors are required to disclose any potential conflicts of interest that may influence the integrity or objectivity of the publication process. Conflicts of interest may include financial relationships, personal affiliations, or academic collaborations that could bias judgment or decision-making.

  4. Data Integrity and Reproducibility: Authors are responsible for providing accurate and reliable data, methods, and analyses in their manuscripts. Any manipulation or falsification of data is considered unethical and may result in retraction of the manuscript.

  5. Authorship and Contributorship: Authorship should be based on significant contributions to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the research study. All individuals who have made substantial contributions to the work should be listed as authors, while those who have contributed in a supporting capacity should be acknowledged appropriately.

  6. Ethical Treatment of Subjects: Research involving human subjects or animals must comply with ethical standards and regulatory requirements. Authors should provide documentation of ethical approval for such research and ensure that subjects' rights, privacy, and welfare are protected.

  7. Publication Ethics Violations: The "Journal of Food Legumes" takes allegations of publication misconduct seriously and will investigate any reported violations of ethical standards. If misconduct is confirmed, appropriate actions will be taken, including retraction of the manuscript, correction of the record, or sanctions against responsible parties.

By adhering to these principles and guidelines, the "Journal of Food Legumes" aims to maintain the trust and credibility of our readers, authors, reviewers, and the scientific community at large. We are committed to promoting ethical conduct, accountability, and excellence in scholarly publishing.