Ethical Responsibilities of Authors

At the time of the submission of a manuscript to the Biomedical Data Journal, authors must take into consideration the following ethical standards:

  1. Authors guarantee that their manuscript is original, does not infringe the intellectual property rights of anyone, and it has neither been previously published nor is currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
  2. Manuscripts must be free from any form of plagiarism, which is considered to be highly unethical and unprofessional and is likely to bring the author and the publisher into disrepute. Kindly note that if suspicion is raised about the originality of the manuscript (unattributed to source), the Editorial Board may check the manuscript for plagiarism. Manuscripts will be rejected by the Editorial Board if they contain any form of plagiarism – intentional and/or unintentional plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is also unacceptable.
  3. Manuscripts must display all credits due; acknowledgement of the work (ideas, concepts, words, among others) of third parties must be properly displayed (For more details regarding how to cite/quote, please refer to the BMDJ reference style).
  4. Authors need to provide the data presented, and the publisher will provide open access to it via this website and/or the OpenScienceLink platform.
  5. When the presented data includes data generated by others, authors need to clearly acknlowledge that fact and cite the respective data source.
  6. The corresponding author has the responsibility to make sure that all parties who contributed to the submitted manuscript are properly displayed inside the manuscript either as co-authors or as contributors. Also, it is the duty of the corresponding author to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the final version of the manuscript and that there was a full consensus of all the authors with regard to its submission to the Biomedical Data Journal.