Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement
World journal of Physics (WJP) Publication decision is based on a codified process. Journal policies are a part of this process. Content compatibility of each submitted paper with the scope of journal is one of the journal policies. COPE’s guidelines also check in this part. Submitted papers must be free of allegations such as libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. Reviewer comments and editor’s decision are another part of decision process. The results of these two parts determine the final decision for each paper. WJP has been authorized to select valuable submitted papers for publication.
WJP has commitment to protect all information of submitted articles from untrusted ones. In this regard, WJP’s editorial boards such as reviewers and advisers are only able to access the information.
Identification of And Dealing With Allegations
Of Research Misconduct
Publisher and editor of the journal take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred, including plagiarism, citation manipulation, and data falsification/Fabrication, among others. In no case shall the journal or its editor encourage such misconduct, or knowingly allow such misconduct to take place. In the event that the journal’s publisher or editor is made aware of any allegation of research misconduct relating to a published article in the journal –the publisher or editor shall follow cope’s guidelines in dealing with allegations.
Revenue Sources/Advertising/Direct Marketing
WJP is a journal launched under Shimur publications and WJP does not receive funding from any institution/Government. Hence, the operation of the journal is solely financed by the handling fees received from authors. The handling fees are required to meet maintenance of the journal. Being an open access journal, WJP does not receive payment for subscription, as the articles are freely accessible over the internet. Authors of articles are required to pay a fair handling fee for processing their articles. However, there are no submission charges. Authors are required to make payment only after their manuscript has been accepted for publication. WJP accepts no advertisements in its official website.
WJP publishes four issues per year, with occasional special issues coming in addition. All the contents of the journal are available forever on WJP’s exclusive website.
Policy on prior publication
We understand that authors and institutions appreciate
clarity on Journal policies on prior publication and how these might sit
alongside institutional requirements for authors to deposit their e-theses.
To avoid any doubt, World Journal of Physics does not count publication of an academic
thesis as prior publication. You can find further information in the summary
When work has not
already been published or is not being considered for publication elsewhere in
other journals, World Journal of Physics welcomes submissions from authors and will take them into consideration for
publication. The following prior uses of a work are not considered prior
publications by World Journal of Physics:
in the form of an abstract
as an academic thesis
- Publication as an
Ethical Guidelines For
- You must appropriately cite any
studies relevant to your work in your manuscript.
- If you are quoting text from
another publication, even if it is your own, you must cite the source and
put the words into quotation marks unless they are paraphrased (i.e. put
into your own words).
- You must not submit your
manuscript to more than one journal at the same time.
- You must not submit your
manuscript to a new journal while waiting for a decision from the first
journal you have submitted to.
Submitted papers must
be approved by its author(s) to consider for refereeing in WJP. Author(s)
must thus have an active presence to design and prepare all materials of their
papers. ALL of the authors must have critically reviewed its content and
have approved the final version submitted for publication. Authors are responsible
for the accuracy of the manuscript content. They should also sign an agreement
form confirming their contribution in writing the manuscript. Papers are only
considered for publication once consent is given by all contributing author.
- To qualify as an author an
individual needs to contribute substantially to study conception, study
design, data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation. He/she
should agree to be listed as an author on the manuscript and approve the
version to be submitted to the journal and the final version to be
- Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.
- All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be affected on influence the results or interpretation of the manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.
Ethical Guidelines For
- Keep manuscript and review
- Not use information obtained
during the peer-review process for themselves or other persons.
- Not allow their reviews to be
influenced by the nationality, religious or political beliefs, or by
- Be objective and constructive
in their reviews.
- Respond in a reasonable
time-frame, only agree to review a manuscript if they can return a review
within the proposed time-frame, informing the journal promptly if they
require an extension.
- Review again any manuscript
they have previously reviewed as it may have changed
between the two submissions.
- Notify the journal immediately
if they have concerns about ethical aspects of the work, are aware of
substantial similarity between the manuscript and a concurrent submission
to another journal or a published article; reviewers should, however, keep
their concerns secret and not personally investigate more unless the
journal asks for further information or advice.
- Not contact the authors
directly without the permission of the journal.
- Provide evidence with
appropriate references to substantiate general statements such as, ‘this
work has been done before’, to help editors in their evaluation and
decision and in fairness to the authors.
- Not attempt to rewrite the
paper to their own preferred style if it is basically sound and clear;
suggestions for changes that improve clarity are, however, important.
- Try to accommodate requests
from journals to review revisions or resubmissions of manuscripts they
Ethical Guidelines For
- Plagiarism is globally
recognized as a serious academic offence. As part of our commitment to the
protection and enhancement of the peer review process, editors assist the
scientific community in all aspects of publishing ethics, especially in
cases of (suspected) duplicate submission or plagiarism.
- That information pertaining
manuscripts are kept confidential.
- Authors should state any
potential conflicts of interest at the time of submission of the
manuscript. Such information will not alter established editorial and
review policies but will assist the editorial staff in avoiding any
potential conflicts that could give the appearance of a biased review.
- All manuscripts are evaluated
in fairness based on the intellectual content of the paper regardless of
gender, race, ethnicity, religion, citizenry nor political values of
- Editor in Chief takes
responsibility for making publication decisions for submitted manuscripts
based on the reviewer’s evaluation of the manuscript, policies of the
journal editorial board and copyright infringement.
Authors are free to
deposit their papers in all versions including submitted, accepted and
published version in any institutional or other repository of their choice
without embargo from the World Journal of Physics.