PUBLICATION ETHICS

Life Science Archives (LSA) is a bimonthly international life science research journal (Six issues per year) of " JPS Scientific Publications " which publishes original research articles, review papers, short communication papers and case reports relevant to various fields such as Medical sciences, Microbiology, Toxicology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Botany, Zoology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy science, Food science, Herbal science, Pharmacology, Environmental science and Marine science. LSA welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meets the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. Electronic submission of manuscript (in a single MS word file) is strongly encouraged. All manuscripts are subject to rapid peer review and high quality manuscripts will be published.

Data fabrication and Datafalsification

Data fabrication and falsification means the researcher did not really carry out the study, but made up data or results and had recorded or reported the fabricated information.Data falsification means the researcher did the experiment, but manipulated, changed, or omitted data or results from the research findings.

Plagiarism

Plagiarism is intentionally using someone else's ideas, or other original material as if they are one's own. Copying even one sentence from someone else's manuscript, or even one of your own that has previously been published, without proper citation is considered by journals of JPS Scientific Publications as plagiarism.

Simultaneous submission

Simultaneous submission occurs when a manuscript is submitted to a journal when it is already under consideration by another journal.

Citation manipulation

Citation Manipulation is including excessive citations, in the submitted manuscript, that do not contribute to the scholarly content of the article and have been included solely for the purpose of increasing citations to a given author's work, or to articles published in a particular journal. This leads to misrepresenting the importance of the specific work and journal in which it appears and is thus a form of scientific misconduct.

In the event that there are documented violations of any of the above mentioned policies in any journal, regardless of whether or not the violations occurred in a journal published by JPS Scientific Publications, the following sanctions will be applied:

Duplicate publication

Duplicate publication occurs when two or more papers, without full cross referencing, share essentially the same hypotheses, data, discussion points and conclusions.


  Immediate rejection of the infringing manuscript.
  Immediate rejection of every other manuscript submitted to any journal published by SJ by any of the authors of the infringing manuscript.
 Prohibition against all of the authors for any new submissions to any journals published by JPS Scientific Publications, either individually or in combination with other authors of the infringing manuscript, as well as in combination with any other authors. This prohibition will be imposed for a minimum of 2 years.
  Prohibition against all of the authors from serving on the Editorial Board of any journal published by JPS Scientific Publications.
  In cases where the violations of the above policies are found to be outstandingly bad, the publisher reserves the right to take additional measures beyond those described above.