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Publication Ethics 

The Committee of Publishing Ethics (COPE), and Research and Publication Ethics Committee (RPEC) have established norms and principles for ethical publishing ethics, which Wavejo supports. Furthermore, criteria unique to publication in Wavejo have been devised by the editors of Wavejo.

Here, we enumerate the main ideas and offer connections to more information. We discuss the duties, responsibilities, and difficulties that affect editors, publishers, reviewers, and writers. Wavejo's editor-in-chief applies these guidelines when addressing publishing ethical issues; nonetheless, he or she ultimately determines whether or not editorial misbehaviour has happened and how to handle it on a case-by-case basis after consulting with Wavejo's executive council of editors.

We prefer that our authors be seasoned clinicians with experience in the publishing process, evidence-based medicine, and critically reviewing and analyzing the literature, as indicated in our Authors' Guide and Author Credentialing form. Authors must exhibit their proficiency in their field of study or manuscript subject. We anticipate that the seasoned writer will take the initiative to assess the supplied data and compose the text. Student writers will often not be accepted, although they may be given credit if they helped with any part of the article's development.

  • Significant input to the idea or design of the work; or the gathering, evaluating, or interpreting of data for the work; writing the work or carefully editing it to remove any significant intellectual elements. Final clearance for the version that will be released

  • A commitment to take full responsibility for the work, including investigating and resolving any issues that may arise regarding the truth or integrity of any portion of it.

  • Recognitions. There shouldn't be any unidentified writers (also called ghostwriters) or anybody described as a writer who doesn't fit the aforementioned requirements (also called gift writers). Anyone who contributed to the paper but did not fulfil the requirements for authorship should be identified in an acknowledgement. If an acknowledgement is missing, it indicates that non-authors—such as freelance writers or organizations that provide information—have not assisted the authors.

  • First and corresponding writer. Unless Wavejo's editors permit them to do differently, authors who volunteer to be the first and corresponding author are required to carry out that responsibility. It is required of authors to adequately address criticism of their published work from editors and peer reviewers as well as to react to letters to the editor as necessary, particularly when issues about publishing ethics or science are raised.

  • Author changes. The Wavejo editors should be consulted and given their informed approval before making any modifications to the authors, including adding, removing, or rearranging their order. Before a paper is published, any disagreements among authors must be settled to the satisfaction of Wavejo editors as well as all other writers. 

  • The number of writers. One to a maximum of three writers should contribute to each article. It is more challenging to adhere to the ethical norms of scholarship when there are more than three authors. These requirements include the need for each author to contribute significantly to the literature search, evidence analysis, and manuscript drafting. originality in the job. Work that is submitted must be unique, unpublished, and not be considered by another.

  • The act of copying. Authors must properly cite any language, information, or ideas they borrow from other sources to avoid being accused of plagiarism. Additionally, writers should avoid using large passages of material from another source verbatim or almost verbatim, even with proper attribution (a practice known as "copy-paste plagiarism"). Under editorial guidance, authors are permitted to reference and reuse particular information from earlier Wavejo pieces.

  • All rights reserved. The writers will surrender the copyright to all works published by Wavejo, except federal personnel.

  • A conflict of interest. All financial affiliations that authors may have had in the last 36 months or the near future with any business that could have a direct interest in the topic of their manuscript should be disclosed. 

  • Editorial malpractice. Authors who transgress publication ethics standards (e.g., plagiarism) or Wavejo's publication policies (e.g., authorship and conflict of interest) may face a range of disciplinary actions, such as having their manuscript rejected, having an Expression of Concern or Retraction published, being notified of any other publishers involved in the infraction, being notified of their department chair or institution, or being barred from writing for Wavejo for a specific period or forever.