Publication Ethics

Our journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and integrity. Authors, reviewers, editors, and publishers are expected to adhere to the following guidelines to ensure the credibility, transparency, and fairness of the publication process:

1. Authorship and Originality

Authors should ensure that their manuscript represents original work and has not been published previously or submitted for publication elsewhere. All individuals who have made significant contributions to the research should be listed as authors, and appropriate acknowledgment should be given to others who have contributed to the work in a meaningful way. Authors must provide accurate and complete information about their contributions to the research and disclose any potential conflicts of interest.

2. Plagiarism and Attribution

Authors should acknowledge and cite all sources of information, ideas, or data used in their manuscript that are not their own. Plagiarism in any form, including the verbatim or near-verbatim copying of text, ideas, or images without proper attribution, is unacceptable and will result in the rejection of the manuscript.

3. Data Integrity and Reproducibility

Authors are responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the data presented in their manuscript. Data fabrication, falsification, or manipulation are serious ethical violations and will lead to the rejection of the manuscript. Authors should provide sufficient detail and documentation to allow others to reproduce the results presented in the manuscript.

4. Conflicts of Interest

Authors must disclose any financial, personal, or professional conflicts of interest that could influence the interpretation or evaluation of their research. Editors and reviewers should also declare any conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from handling manuscripts in which they have a competing interest.

5. Review Process

Reviewers should conduct their evaluations objectively, impartially, and in a timely manner. Reviewers should disclose any conflicts of interest and maintain the confidentiality of the review process.
Editors are responsible for ensuring a fair and transparent review process and making decisions based on the scientific merit of the manuscript.

6. Editorial Integrity

Editors should handle manuscripts fairly and impartially, regardless of the authors' identity, affiliation, or reputation. Editors should base their decisions on the validity, significance, and originality of the research and avoid any form of bias or favoritism.

7. Corrections and Retractions

Authors should promptly notify the journal if they discover any errors or inaccuracies in their published work and cooperate with the editorial office to issue corrections or retractions as necessary. Editors should investigate allegations of misconduct or ethical breaches and take appropriate action, including issuing corrections, retractions, or notifying relevant authorities.

8. Ethical Oversight

Research involving human subjects, animals, or sensitive data must comply with ethical standards and obtain necessary approvals from institutional review boards or ethics committees. Authors should provide informed consent from participants and ensure the confidentiality and privacy of sensitive information.

9. Transparency and Openness

Authors should provide access to data, materials, and methodologies used in their research to enable others to verify and build upon their findings. Journals should adopt transparent policies regarding peer review, publication fees, open access, and copyright to ensure clarity and fairness for authors and readers.

10. Continuous Improvement

Journals should regularly review and update their publication ethics policies and practices to reflect evolving standards and best practices in scholarly publishing. Stakeholders in the publication process should collaborate to promote a culture of integrity, accountability, and ethical conduct in academic research and publishing.

Adherence to these publication ethics guidelines is essential for maintaining the trust and credibility of our journal as a reputable forum for scholarly communication in the field of physics education. Violations of these guidelines may result in corrective actions, including rejection of manuscripts, retractions of published articles, or reporting to relevant institutions or authorities. We appreciate the cooperation and commitment of all stakeholders in upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct in academic publishing.