European Journal of Health and Biology Education

Publication Ethics and Plagiarism Policy


Publication Ethics Statement: For all parties involved in the process of publishing (authors, Editorial Board, and reviewers), it is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior. To guarantee high ethical standards, European Journal of Health and Biology Education (EJHBE) has developed international standards for all parties. EJHBE expects all the parties to commit to these standards.

International Standards for Authors:

EJHBE does not require all authors of a research paper to sign a letter of submission, nor does it impose an order on the list of authors. All authors who submit to EJHBE are expected to observe the international standards for authors voluntarily.

●  Authors must certify that their manuscripts are their original work. Plagiarism, Duplicate, Data Fabrication and Falsification, and Redundant Publications are forbidden. 
●  Authors must certify that the manuscript has not previously been published and is not currently being considered for publication elsewhere. 
●  If the authors have used the work and/or words of others, the authors must ensure that the work and/or words of others are appropriately cited or quoted and identify all sources used in the creation of their manuscripts. 
●  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. 
●  Authors must notify EJHBE of any conflicts of interest.

International Standards for Editorial Board:

Editors and Editorial Board are required to follow the international standards for Editorial Board:

●  The Editorial Board must keep information pertaining to all submitted manuscripts confidential. 
●  The Editorial Board is responsible for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts. 
●  The Editorial Board must strive to meet the needs of readers and authors. 
●  The Editorial Board must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content. 
●  The Editorial Board must strive to constantly improve EJHBE’s quality. 
●  The Editorial Board must maintain the integrity of the academic record. 
●  The Editorial Board must disclose any conflicts of interest and preclude business needs from compromising intellectual and ethical standards. 
●  The Editorial Board must always be willing to publish corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies when needed.

International Standards for Reviewers:

Reviewers of EJHBE are also expected to meet the international standards for reviewers when they accept to review invitations.

●  Reviewers must keep information pertaining to the manuscript confidential. 
●  Reviewers must bring to the attention of the Editor Board any information that may be a reason to reject publication of a manuscript. 
●  Reviewers must evaluate manuscripts only for their intellectual content. 
●  Reviewers must objectively evaluate the manuscripts based only on their originality, significance, and relevance to the domains of the journal. 
●  Reviewers must notify EJHBE about any conflicts of interest.

EJHBE does not require all authors to sign the letter of submission. The corresponding author is responsible ensure that all authors have agreed to be listed and approved the paper submission to the journal, and for approved papers managing all communication between the journal and all co-authors, before and after publication. All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism using iThenticate tool by EJHBE. Authors should strictly avoid plagiarism, including self-plagiarism. Manuscripts with over 10% overlapping from the similarity report results exceeding 10% would not be considered for publication by EJHBE. Papers submitted to EJHBE must be original and not be published or submitted for publication elsewhere. 

The editorial board will thoroughly check submitted manuscripts in order to identify and prevent possible research misconduct regarding the publication of papers with EJHBE. If research misconduct is identified, according to Editor’s and reviewers’ feedback, the corresponding author is responsible for retracting or correcting articles.
EJHBE is a member of CrossCheck, an initiative to help editors verify the originality of submitted manuscripts.
EJHBE refers to the ethical principles set out by Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).