Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement
of Functional Foods in Health and Disease (FFHD) considers
publication ethics to be of the utmost importance. In order to uphold the
scientific integrity of our journal, we are committed to maintaining high
standards of honesty and accuracy in each and every one of our publications.
Unethical practices such as plagiarism and falsification of data are not
have outlined below the duties and responsibilities of each major party in the
publication process including: editors, authors, and reviewers. This statement
was based on the Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement by the
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
Decisions: After reading comments by the editorial review board, the editor may
accept, reject, or suggest changes to the manuscript.
- Review of Manuscripts: He/she
must perform an initial review of the manuscript in order to check for
originality. Then, the editor should send the manuscript in blind peer review
form to the editorial board, who at this point, may accept, reject, or suggest
changes to the manuscript.
- Unbiased Review: The editor must review
manuscripts based solely on intellectual and scientific content, and not be
swayed by authors’
- Confidentiality: Prior to publication,
manuscripts and related information must be kept confidential.
and Conflicts of Interest: FFDH editors may not publish and/or submit
manuscript material as his or her own work without the author(s)’ written
Standards: Authors’ manuscripts should be an accurate account of their
research methods, results, followed by an objective empirical discussion.
Manuscripts should follow the guidelines dictated on the FFDH website: http://functionalfoodscenter.net/instruction-for-the-authors.html
Authors must take care to describe only their original work in their
Redundant, or Concurrent Publications: Authors should not submit identical
manuscripts or descriptions of the same research to more than one journal
of Sources: Authors should acknowledge and/or cite all sources that contributed
to the manuscript, influenced its research, or helped with its completion.
Individuals should be named authors only if they made significant contributions
to manuscript conception, design, completion, or analysis. Other significant
contributors must be named as co-authors.
Access and Retention: Authors should provide original data to FFHD as well as
keep copies of this data for reference.
Errors in Published Works: If the author(s) discovers a significant error in
their submitted manuscript, he/she must report the error to the FFHD editor.
- Confidentiality: Reviewers must keep all manuscript
information confidential prior to publication.
of Sources: Reviewers
should ensure that authors acknowledge all relevant sources used in the
study. If reviewers notice suspicious similarity of information between
current or prior manuscripts, it must be reported to FFHD’s editor.
- Objectivity: Manuscript feedback should be
scientifically objective, without bias, clear, and supported by arguments.
- Promptness: If a reviewer believes that he/she will
not be able to thoroughly read a manuscript within the required time
frame, he/she must reported this to the FFHD editor so that the editor can
find a replacement reviewer.
"Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement." AACE.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), 2013. Web. 27