PUBLICATION ETHICS AND MALPRACTICE STATEMENT

 

The  Nonferrous Metals (Extractive Metallurgy Section) is dedicated to following best practices on ethical matters, errors and retractions. The prevention of publication malpractice is one of the important responsibilities of the editorial board. Any kind of unethical behavior is not acceptable, and the Nonferrous Metals (Extractive Metallurgy Section) does not tolerate plagiarism in any form. Authors submitting articles to the Nonferrous Metals (Extractive Metallurgy Section) affirm that manuscript contents are original. Furthermore, they warrant that their article has neither been published elsewhere in any language fully or partly, nor is it under review for publication anywhere.

The following duties outlined for editors, authors, and reviewers are based on the COPE Code of Conduct for Journal Editors

 

DUTIES OF EDITOR

1.     Publication Decisions: Based on the review report of the editorial board, the editor can accept, reject, or request modifications to the manuscript.

2.     Review of Manuscripts: Editor must ensure that each manuscript is initially evaluated by the editor for originality, making use of appropriate software to do so. After passing this test, the manuscript is forwarded to two reviewers for single-blind peer review, each of whom will make a recommendation to accept, reject, or modify the manuscript. The review period will be up to 30 days.

3.     Fair Play: The editor must ensure that each manuscript received by the Journal is reviewed for its intellectual content without regard to sex, gender, race, religion, citizenship, etc. of the authors.

4.     Confidentiality: The editor must ensure that information regarding manuscripts submitted by the authors is kept confidential.

5.     Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: The editor of the Journal will not use unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript for his own research without written consent of the author.

 

DUTIES OF AUTHORS

1.     Reporting Standards: Authors should pres