Ethical Principles and Publication Policy

Publishers Ethic Rules: “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” is an international journal, which publishes at the highest scientific level on original research articles dealing with Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in the fields of science and technology such as Biology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Chemistry, Agriculture, Biochemistry, Botany, Ethnobotany, Environmental Science, Forestry, Horticulture, Health Care & Public Health, Nutrition and Food Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and so on. Originality, high scientific quality, and citation potential are the most important criteria for a manuscript to be accepted for publication. Manuscripts submitted for evaluation should not have been previously presented or already published in an electronic or printed medium. The journal should be informed of manuscripts that have been submitted to another journal for evaluation and rejected for publication. The submission of previous reviewer reports will expedite the evaluation process. Manuscripts that have been presented in a meeting should be submitted with detailed information on the organization, including the name, date, and location of the organization. All authors submitting their works to “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” for publication as original articles attest that the submitted works represent their authors’ contributions and have not been copied or plagiarized in whole or in part from other works. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer and the publisher. “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethic Committee Report: The studies have to be prepared according to scientific rules and ethics. The results of any research (especially biology, veterinary, aquaculture and zootechnics) to be published as a manuscript need to have the report of a committee of ethic and that report’s copy should be attached with the manuscript itself. Inclusion of the approval letter from the relevant Ethics Committee or Institution's Review Board regarding the research protocol and the rights of the subjects. The author or all the authors whose studies are to be published in the journal will own all kind of liabilities in terms of their manuscripts.

Publication Decisions: The editor is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the “Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP)” should be published. The editor may be guided by the policies of the CUPMAP's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair Play: An editor at any time evaluate manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.

Confidentiality: The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest: Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.